2 Books, 2 Scholars seminar, Access Grid network @ Victoria, RB106, Tuesday 17 May 2011 – Peter Franks, Anthony Dreaver

Peter Franks

Peter Franks, Journalist, researcher, administrator & advocate
The Standard

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : New Zealand Worker Print. and Pub. Co., Ltd., 1935-1959.
Description: 25 v. : ill. ; 34-63 cm. Weekly. Various mistakes in numbering. Vol. 1, [no. 1] (Oct. 9, 1935)-v. 25, no. 50 (Dec. 16, 1959).

“The Beaglehole Room is one of the very few libraries in New Zealand which holds a complete set of the Standard (1935-1959) which was a weekly newspaper published in Wellington by the New Zealand Worker Printing and Publishing Company.
The Standard and its predecessors – the Maoriland Worker and the New Zealand Worker – were published by labour movement organisations for nearly 50 years. My talk will touch on the fascinating history of these newspapers as well as the way I have used the Standard in my research on trade unions and the Labour Party.”

Anthony Dreaver

Anthony Dreaver, Local historian
Papers of Ernest & Pearl Beaglehole

Series 6 Photographs associated with Otaki field work, 1941-1942.
77 black and white photographs.

“Anthony Dreaver, a former teacher, is a local historian with a special interest in the Kapiti/Horowhenua region. Wanting to find more about Ernest Beaglehole’s controversial book Some Modern Maoris he visited the Beaglehole Room and was shown a collection of stunning photographs taken at an Otaki marae.
In this talk he will show some examples and describe his search for a brilliant but elusive photographer.”

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