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Folio 9: Mythical Characters

Identifier: clels4

Summary of contents

A section of the Underwood collection that contains typed script, correspondence and photocopied newspapers and articles. The primary focus of the collection is on the fabled character of ‘Kilroy’ and the origin of the ‘Kilroy was here’ tagging tradition that bred out of WWII (which appears to be disputed). The date range of the content is c. 1947-1962.


  • 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.)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

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

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