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The Copying Machine

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of handwritten notes, song lyrics and sheet music. The songs all appear to be frontier ballads, presumably being used in the development of ‘Gold Fever: A Ballad Opera’. The only dated document is the lyric sheet of “Coastie”, handwritten at the bottom is “Joe Charles, 1960”.


  • 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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Wellington 6140 New Zealand
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