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Gunn/Douglas/Arawhata Bill

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of newspaper clippings that profile the characters of Charles Douglas, William O’Leary (“Arawhata Bill”) and Davey Gunn. All three men were notable members of the Southland ‘outback’ community during the late 1800s to early 1900s. The publication date range is 1957-1958. The subject matter date range is 1865-1956.


  • 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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