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Mythological Creatures and Fantasies

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

Contains a newspaper clipping and two copies of an article titled ‘Miracle of Mons’, from the Underwood collection [See Box 1, ‘Underwood’ section]. The newspaper article is titled ‘Who is ‘Kilroy’?’ and contains seven letters from people claiming to known the origin of the ‘Kilroy was here’ tag that was popularised during and after WWII. ‘Miracle of Mons’ refers a fictional story about a WWI battle that was interpreted as fact even though it had taken creative liberties with the actual event. Publication dates of the documents are unknown, however the subject matter is within the range of c. 1914-1945.


  • 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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