This issue (#48) of the Turnbull Library Record presents a miscellaneous selection of articles.
From Missionary Counts to the First Official Māori Census of 1858
Researcher Simon Chapple considers the role of church missionaries in New Zealand as early demographers of Māori.
‘Tea, Zen and Cosmic Anatomy’: The Mysticism of Katherine Mansfield
UK writer Gerri Kimber reflects on Mansfield’s deep interest in spirituality, and suggest her opinions might today be termed “new age”.
The New Zealand Opera Company (1954-1971): Notes towards a History
Historian Doug Munro discusses his approach to writing a history of the company that was founded by his father, professional opera singer Donald Munro.
Independent and Spirited: Clementina Gordon (1918-2003)
Ruth Lightbourne, former ATL Curator, Rare Books and Fine Printing, provides a glimpse into the unconventional life of a rural New Zealander with an interest in rare books.
Celebrating Waiuta’s Silver Jubilee: A Photographic Record by Joseph Divis
Science historian Simon Nathan presents a photographic essay of a gold-mining town’s jubilee celebrations in 1931, offering an insight into local communities in bygone days.