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Folio 8: Mythical Creatures

Identifier: clels4

Summary of contents

A section of the Underwood collection that contains typed script, correspondence, pictures, poems, and general handwritten notes. Documents certain mythical creatures such as ‘Bilikin’, ‘Blivils and Finkles’, the ‘Key Bird’, Snallygasters/Snallygosters and ‘Squimp’. Many of these were developed within 20th century war periods. The date range of the content is c. 1943-1947 with the subject matter referencing WWI times (1914-1918).


  • Creation: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Repository Details

Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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