Friday, 19 September 2008

New Texts from the NZETC

The NZETC is pleased to announce the addition of forty-one new texts to the online collection:
  • A significant expansion of the 19th century New Zealand novels collection which now contains fifty-eight volumes. The twenty new titles released today include the very first novel to be set in New Zealand, the 1778 "The Travels of Hildebrand Bowman" and Jane Stafford and Mark Williams's 2006 literary and cultural history "Maoriland: New Zealand Literature, 1872-1914". The full collection of 19th century New Zealand novels and associated scholarly works is listed here in chronological order. The texts are of course fully searchable and can also be downloaded as both a PDF of page images or a Microsoft Reader eBook. We plan to add another twenty novels to this collection before the end of the year.
  • Other assorted titles from 1885 to 2006:
Illustrated Guide to Christchurch and Neighbourhood by M. Mosley. (1885)
The Jubilee History of Nelson: From 1842 to 1892 by Lowther Broad. (1892)
Sketches of New Zealand Colonization in New Zealand and its Phases of Contact with the Maori Race, by "Te Manuwiri" (1907)
White Wings Vol I. Fifty Years Of Sail In The New Zealand Trade, 1850 To 1900, by Henry Brett (1924)
White Wings Vol. II Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885, by Henry Brett(1928)
Indirections: A Memoir 1909-1947 by Charles Brasch. (1980)
Recollecting Mansfield, by Margaret Scott (2001)
State Authority, Indigenous Autonomy by Richard S. Hill (2004)
'A Curious Document': Ta Moko as evidence of Pre-European Textual Culture in New Zealand by Sarah K. J. Gallagher (2003)
A Life of J. C. Beaglehole: New Zealand Scholar by Tim Beaglehole (2006)
Geoffrey Alley: Librarian, His Life & Work by W. J. McEldowney (2006)

Where possible digital editions have been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license.

The TEI XML source for all texts is now also available to download for those who like their resources raw!