Get HSTS headerGet HSTS header Natusch, Sheila | The Community Archive
Last updated: 30 September 2010

Natusch, Sheila

Collection | Ref # ARC-0467 | Held by Hocken Collections - Uare Taoka o Hakena

What is it?


Natusch, Sheila


Natusch, Sheila Ellen, 1926-

Level of description:



0.07 linear metres

Reference number:



Sheila Natusch was born in Invercargill on 14 February 1926 and raised on Stewart Island where her father, R.H. Traill, was the ranger for 33 years. She was educated at Southland Girls High School and the University of Otago where she graduated Bachelor of Arts (1948) and Master of Arts (1949).

A writer and freelance illustrator, Natusch has also worked as a school teacher and library assistant. She has written and published books on a wide variety of subjects, many of them relating to natural history and the history of southern New Zealand (particularly Stewart Island).

Sheila Natusch married the engineer Gilbert Natusch in 1950. She lives in Wellington.

Scope and contents:

This collection includes a mock-up of Natusch's book 'Brother Wohlers', papers relating to R.H. Traill, a family history of the Traill family, historical research papers on Stewart Island, and Natusch's transcription of George Albert Hansard's journal of the voyage of the 'Acheron'. There are also letters and poems to Natusch from Janet Frame and a copy of '"Arawata Bill" a sequence of poems' by Denis Glover.

Dates covered:

1947 - 2004

Access conditions:

Not restricted

Finding aids:

Listed on ‘Hakena’ the Hocken Collections online archives and manuscripts catalogue

Tell us more

If you have additional information about this Collection please tell us about it by adding comments on the summary tab.

0 comments have been added so far.

Associated with:


Ruapuke Island · Stewart Island · Orkney

People & organisations:


Acheron (Ship) · Poets, New Zealand

We welcome suggestions from the public on these keywords / tags. If you feel some are incorrect or missing please make suggestions here.

Login or register to tag items