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Ritual Behaviour

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

Contains the single newspaper clipping of Earnes, David, ‘Heavy Skies and a Heavy Heart’, The New Zealand Herald, August 20 2007, p A5. The article focuses on the account of bomber command veteran Bill Bridget, who discusses how the relatively slim survival chances made flight crews superstitious and inclined to engage in pre-flight rituals. The subject matter date range is c. 1939-2007.


  • 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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