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NZ Fiction

Identifier: clels4

Summary of contents

Contains a series of correspondence, a newspaper clipping and two typed manuscripts by the titles of ‘The Corpse Beauty’, ‘The Hero in New Zealand Fiction’ and an untitled third manuscript. The correspondence is between LC and John Winder, in which they discuss New Zealand Fiction, Robin Hyde in particular. The manuscripts follow this trend, discussing how New Zealand authors grappled with conflict in New Zealand society in their work. The newspaper clipping is a critique of a recent history of Major Von Tempsky in which the correspondent outline the facts of his life. The only indicated dates of the collection are those of the correspondence, June 8 – July 23, 1965.


  • 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 J C Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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Wellington 6140 New Zealand
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