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The New Zealand Literary Archive (NZLA)


General Context

The New Zealand Literary Archive (NZLA) was established by the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation and Mike Robson of Independent Newspapers Ltd in 1992.

Contributing authors are Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, Patricia Grace, Witi Ihimaera, Jenny Bornholdt, Elizabeth Knox, Damien Wilkins, Vincent O’Sullivan and Harry Ricketts.

The New Zealand Literary Archive collection arose out of a 1992 proposal from the then University Librarian, Vic Elliott, to develop the Library’s research collections by acquiring the papers of recognised writers who had strong links with Victoria University. Initially, three writers were invited to contribute: Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, Patricia Grace, and Witi Ihimaera. In 1995 Jenny Bornholdt was invited to contribute. In 2016 Elizabeth Knox, Harry Ricketts and Damien Wilkins became contributors and then in 2017 Vincent O’Sullivan began contributing.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Campbell, Alistair Te Ariki - Literary papers of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell

 Fonds — Box 1-14 at 66/B/3 - 66/B5
Identifier: cama
Abstract The collection includes material from the middle to late period of Campbell's career as a writer, in the form of drafts of published and unpublished work, annotated proofs, marked up final proofs, notes and notebooks, correspondence with publishers and with one critic. There are no reviews or press clippings, and very little publicity or personal material. The unpublished works consist of poetry. The published works consist of all works since 1993. The collection includes an unpublished...
Dates: 1964; 1993-2009

Witi Ihimaera - Literary papers of Witi Ihimaera

Identifier: ihiw
Abstract Professor Witi Ihimaera is one of New Zealand’s foremost authors. Among his works are 'Pounamu, Pounamu'; 'Whanau','Maori', 'The New Net Goes Fishing' and 'The Whale Rider'. He has written novels, short stories, operas and a play, and has edited anthologies of Māori writing, winning many awards for his work. The film adaptation of 'The Whale Rider' has also received wide acclaim. Born in Gisborne of Te Whānau a Kai, Aitanga-ā-Mahaki, Rongowhakaata and Ngāti Porou descent, with...
Dates: 1970-

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Literary archives 5
Collected archives 4
NRAM: The Community Archive entry 4
Poetry -- New Zealand 1