2 Books, 2 Scholars seminar, Access Grid room RB106, Tuesday 23 November 2010 – Kathryn Parsons, Piripi Whaanga

Kathryn Parsons

Kathryn Parsons, New Zealand Collection Librarian, University of Waikato Library
‘Peter the Pilot’ albums

Sample title: Peter the Pilot’s album. 1948, Focus on fame. 
Contributor(s): Peter the Pilot ; Carr Advertising Studios Ltd.
Publisher: Auckland, [N.Z.] : Printed by Wilson & Horton Ltd., 1948.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes: Cover title ; Album to hold 36 cards.
Call Number: DU408 .P478  (Waikato NZRare Books Collection)

“Peter the Pilot card albums – a journey involving porridge, photographs, propaganda and pursuit. Published by the Timaru Milling Company, three cards came with every purchase of Diamond cereal and children could send away for the free card album. I think that these albums are excellent examples of New Zealand ephemera from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. This session will explore their content, production and images.”

Piripi Whaanga

Piripi Whaanga, Postgraduate Student
‘Seek the seeds for the greatest good of all people’

Main Author: Szaszy, Mira.
Publisher: Dept. of Māori Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, 1993.
Description: 12, 11 p. : port. ; 25 cm.
Notes: “Te Whakapōtaetanga o ngā Tauira Māori Te 27 o ngā rā o Paenga-Whāwhā 1993”. “Maori Graduands’ Capping Ceremony 27 April 1993.”
Call Number: LG741 V6 S996 R (J C Beaglehole Room)

“Learning from the past is why I went to the Victoria University’s Beaglehole Room to read a kuia’s speech to Maori graduates in 1993. Miraka Szaszy told the young Maori students that the higher education encouraged by their elders from the turn of the twentieth century had departed from seeking the greatest good for all people. The social and cultural deprivation she saw had its roots in elitism where those educated failed to sacrifice something of themselves. She said a new Maori humanism was called for, to use Maori values in contemporary clothes. This is the thesis of my M.A. in Philosophy.”

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