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Folklore Society

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of newspaper articles, handwritten notes and multiple editions of the newsletter of the New Zealand Folklore Society, “Penny Post”. Details the conveyance of folklore through music, jokes, tall stories and superstitions. The newsletter details obituaries, income meeting details, fundraising, income and expenditure, acknowledgements and music. The publication date range is 1972-1973. The subject matter includes dates as far back as 1857.


  • 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.)

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Repository Details

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

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