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James K. Baxter was one of New Zealand's greatest poets, and also a noted social critic. He was born at Dunedin in 1926, son of Archibald and Millicent Baxter, well-known pacifists.

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Dates covered: Circa 1937 - 1975     

Brasch was born in Dunedin in 1909, the son of Hyam, a lawyer, and Helene Brasch (nee Fels). Helene died when Charles was very young and he was brought up by his father.

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Dates covered: 1889 - 1973     

Biography: William Peter Dawson was one of New Zealand’s best-known broadcasters. He presented Dunedin 4ZB’s breakfast session for twelve years and the children’s session for twenty years.

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Dates covered: Circa 1940 - 1975     

Essay written by well known New Zealand author Elsie Locke describing how she works when writing. Photocopy of typed document entitled 'My work as a writer: An answer to readers’ questions often aske

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Dates covered: Circa 1930 - Circa 2001      Contributor: Pukekohe Library     

Roderick Finlayson was born in Auckland in 1904 of Scottish and Irish heritage. He lived all his life in the Auckland district.

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Dates covered: 1905 - 1992     

Biography: The Fortune Theatre Company was founded in 1973, and is the only professional theatre group in Dunedin.

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Dates covered: 1976 - 1986     

Roger Hall is one of the most successful playwrights of his generation. Born in Essex, his family moved to New Zealand in 1958.

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Dates covered: 1849 - 2005     

A collection of photocopied articles, book chapters, newsclippings, maps, letters and photographs gathered for background research on the subject of historic mileposts.

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Dates covered: 1863 - 2012     

This item is an old wooden box with handle. It folds out as a portable writing desk with various compartments.

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Dates covered: Unknown     

Lynley Hood became a freelance writer in 1979. Her first book, 'Sylvia!

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Dates covered: 1890 - 2000     

Rodney Kennedy was born in Dunedin in 1909. In 1926 he enrolled as a student at the Dunedin School of Art.

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Dates covered: 1935 - 1976     

Elsie Locke was a children's writer, historian, poet and activist with a number of peace, environmental and women's rights organisations.

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Dates covered: 1847 - 1979     

Robert Lord was a New Zealand writer, who also lived for some years in New York. He was born in Rotorua in 1945 and grew up in Hamilton and Invercargill.

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Dates covered: 1919 - 1999     

Biography: Frances Sophia MacLean was born on 8th July 1909. She married George Arthur Humphreys-Davies in 1944. In 1946 she was living in Castor Bay, Auckland.

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Dates covered: 1918 - 1921     

This collection is made up of three parts: papers relating to Theo Schoon, papers relating to Janet Frame, and some of John Money's own personal papers (mainly relating to his travel to various destin

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Dates covered: 1929 - 2001     

Vincent Pyke was an administrator, journalist, politician, and writer. Born in Somerset, England, he married Frances Renwick in 1846.

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Dates covered: Circa 1867 - 1893     

Verpal Singh is a founding member and current head of the Sikh Centre, a not-for-profit organisation based in Papatoetoe, established in 2007.

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Dates covered: 2012 - 2012     

Elizabeth Smither was born in New Plymouth in 1941 and educated at New Plymouth Girls' High School. Her first collection of poems, 'Here Come the Clouds', was published in 1975.

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Dates covered: 1969 - 2008     

Biography: Mary Sommerville, ca 1872-1950 An autograph book is a book for collecting the autographs of others.

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Dates covered: 1904 - 1936      Contributor: Heritage Collections, Dunedin Public Library     

Biography: St Andrew’s Young Men’s Mutual Improvement and Literary Society was started in 1880 by Rutherford Waddell, minister of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Walker St (now Carrol Street) Dune

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Dates covered: 1902 - 1902      Contributor: Heritage Collections, Dunedin Public Library     
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