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Locke, Elsie Violet

Collection | Ref # ARC-0278 | Held by Hocken Collections - Uare Taoka o Hakena

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Locke, Elsie Violet


Locke, Elsie Violet, 1912-2001

Level of description:



0.12 linear metres

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

Scope and contents:

This collection includes research notes, bibliography and reference notes for 'The Gaoler', Elsie Locke's book on Dunedin's first gaol and Henry Monson, the gaoler. There are also indexes to people and ships in Monson's journal, as well as Locke's transcription of Monson's journal. The collection also includes papers relating to Black Peter's gold discoveries, Balclutha District High School in the 1890s, and Charles Brasch.

Dates covered:

1847 - 1979

Access conditions:

Not restricted.

Finding aids:

Listed on the 'Hakena' archives and manuscripts catalogue.

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Balclutha · Dunedin · Gabriels Gully


Authors · Gold mining

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