Frontier and pioneer life -- New Zealand
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Contains two pieces of scrap paper with demographic detail from the 1901 yearbook. Includes data from 1885-1900.
A collection of handwritten notes, newspaper clippings and typed script. The documents are primarily to do with research into the history of Burnett’s Face, with the newspaper clipping discussing the mining potential of the Denniston Plateau that it sits on. The only indicated publication date is that of the newspaper clipping, 2011. The subject matter date range is 1880-2011.
A collection of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, handwritten notes, a material receipt from Victoria University and an envelope. Details the history and commemoration of the Burnett’s Face township and the coal mining industry of the area. The publication date range is 1934-2003. The subject matter includes date as far back as 1884.
A collection of newspaper clippings, printed articles and photo prints. Details The townships and residents of Denniston and Burnett’s Face. Also includes some biographical information of James Burnett as well as some general information about further mining prospects in the area. The publication date range is c. 1950-2008. The subject matter includes dates as far back as 1826.
Contains photos of Samuel Butler, his hut at Mesopotamia in the Rangitata and a view of Butlers saddle from the Rakaia river. Publication dates are unknown.
A collection of typed script, handwritten notes, printed poetry, sheet music, correspondence and lyrics. The songs and poetry depict colonial and frontier scenes in various countries. They are often centred on certain characters such as ‘Arawhata Bill’. There are no indicated publishing dates however the subject matter appears to be within the 19th and 20th centuries.
A collection of correspondence, a section of a script, handwritten notes, song lyrics and sheet music. The correspondence is between LC and Robin Maconie and regards the development of ‘Gold Fever: A Ballad Opera’. The piece of music is titled ‘The Canterbury Goldfield’. The correspondence is dated 2006-2007, which is the only indication of dates in the collection. The paper quality of other documents suggests a significantly older date.
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.
Contains two copies of ‘Klondyke Corner: an Entertainment’ by LC. The ‘opera/musical’ is set in a “wayside hotel bar during the West Coast gold rush, 1865”. Also includes a letter from David Farquhar at Victoria University, who had found one of the copies as he was tidying. Neither of the copies are dated but the letter is dated October 23, 1979.
Typescript of the Greenwood Family letters, 1842-1890, 2 volumes in 1, edited by Mary Elizabeth Greenwood 1948-1951. Includes photographs of drawings, some of which are attributed to Sarah and to her daughter Ann. Omits material relating to voyage. Includes letters 1950-1954 from Mary Elizabeth Greenwood to Dr. Robert Stout re copying, at back.
A collection of handwritten notes, email correspondence and two copies lyric book ‘Gold Fever: A Ballad Opera’, devised by LC with music by Robin Maconie. The correspondence is with Maconie and discusses the production of the aforementioned publication. The photocopied version of the publication is edited and annotated. All the documents are dated 2006-2007.
Contains a copy of the ‘Gold Fever: A Ballad Opera’ script both in typed and handwritten form. The play is set “during the West Coast gold rush in 1865”. It is labelled “Version 2, Jan. 14 2007”.
'The Photo-Forum Supplement', Spring 1979. Contains an article that profiles the Tyree family, ‘The Tyrees: Notes towards a critical assessment’. [See ‘Pat Brocklebank’ folder].
A collection of photocopied sheet music, a guitar notation guide, handwritten notes, printed articles and a ‘Maoriland’ Christmas 45 RPM record. The songs are about war, frontier life and the general back country experience. They are separated by source. The handwritten notes demonstrate the processes of research and obtaining the sources of the music. Including the original dates of the sheet music, the publication date range is c. 1915-1985.
Contains the full facsimile copy of R.M. Dick (ed.), ‘The Growing Tradition: A collection of New Zealand songs’ [unpublished]. Some annotation of the front, “further to my recent letter. Andrew Campbell.” The songs document colonial life, the New Zealand back country and soldier experience in the various wars of the 20th century [See ‘Roger Dick’ folder].
Contains a marking sheet with a handwritten note on the back that reads "A cultural expl. for the Man Alone, alienation behaviour - heroic deeds on the frontier. not so much a persistant activity as an alternative act of cultural response (Model 1) the [individual?] uses when the authoritarian imperatives of official culture (Model 2) are relaxed or fail." c. 1970s, exact date unknown.
A collection of LC’s short stories, published in newspapers. The titles included are: ‘Unlucky for Some’, ‘Up the River’, ‘The Outlander’, ‘Alone’, ‘Treating the Cook Right’, ‘Prisoner’ and ‘The Man from Tewokker’. They are set in either wartime or rural New Zealand. The publication date range is 1952-1959.
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”.
A collection of printed photographs from the Tyree collection. They depict scenes of social affairs, school scenes, tree felling, gold mining and construction from across the South Island, Nelson in particular. The only date specified is that of the Governor’s Reception, 1899. Indicated source is the Alexander Turnbull Library.