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  • A history of the political labour movement in New Zealand, 1850-1913

    Robinson, K.W. (1937)

    Masters thesis
    University of Canterbury Library

    A typically modern trend in democratic countries has been the entry of labour representatives into the political arena. New Zealand has proved no exception to the rule, but the history of her own labour movement, particularly in its earlier years, is still rather disconnected in the eyes of the general public. This thesis therefore attempts to recount the origins of that movement with the object of presenting a clearer idea of the nature of the beginnings of the party which constitutes the present government. It was at first intended to write of the Labour Party in later years, but preliminary investigation was sufficient to show that no such treatment could be adequate without a knowledge of the origins of the Party. Further investigation showed those origins to be worthy of separate study in themselves, and the history of the Labour Party is therefore left for other pens to write. The aim throughout has been to trace, not a party, but a movement, and to discover how much that movement was influenced by contemporary events and how much it was a natural and inevitable development. A thorough study of the subject, giving an exhaustive survey of opinions and incidents, individuals and groups in every centre of population, would have required intensive and prolonged research which the writer was not in a position to carry out. The extra work would doubtless have made the history more comprehensive, but it is certain that the general conclusions arrived at would not have been modified seriously. Newspapers are generally regarded as an unreliable source of evidence, but in this case exception can perhaps be claimed for making extensive use of one paper, since it gave expression to working-class opinions without displaying the fanaticism of purely labour publications. Thanks are due to the Central Office of the Labour Party in Wellington for the courtesy of the officials in placing material at my disposal. It is unfortunate that some of this material, which may have been of considerable value, went astray in the post, and was not traced. Thanks must also be expressed to the Hon. John Rigg, who was helpful in supplying newspaper cuttings and reminiscences dealing with the Political Labour League, and to Mr. E.J. Howard, M.P. for valuable advice. In some cases likely people who were approached, while showing keen interest, seemed unable to rely on their memories for anything definite; one supplied suggestions which were of no use; another, from whom much was expected, did not reply at all. During the whole period of research what impressed one most was the dearth of published material on the subject and the scant attention paid to the movement in general in comprehensive works. This made the task of constructing general outlines as a basis for work very difficult. The investigation has suggested that the early organised labour parties in New Zealand were striving not so much for something they did not possess as to maintain certain privileges which they felt were slipping from their grasp. Their aim appears to have been not so much an emancipation from the present as a safeguard for the future. This, at least, is apparent to the mind of the writer, and it is hoped that his efforts may be of some use in clearing the mist which shrouds the infancy of labour in this country.

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  • Calendar 1932

    Victoria University College (Wellington, N.Z.) (1932)

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    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Calendar 1939

    Victoria University College (Wellington, N.Z.) (1939)

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    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Calendar 1933

    Victoria University College (Wellington, N.Z.) (1933)

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    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Calendar 1938

    Victoria University College (Wellington, N.Z.) (1938)

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    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Calendar 1935

    Victoria University College (Wellington, N.Z.) (1935)

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    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Calendar 1930

    Victoria University College (Wellington, N.Z.) (1930)

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    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Calendar 1936

    Victoria University College (Wellington, N.Z.) (1936)

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  • Calendar 1931

    Victoria University College (Wellington, N.Z.) (1931)

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    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Calendar 1934

    Victoria University College (Wellington, N.Z.) (1934)

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    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Calendar 1937

    Victoria University College (Wellington, N.Z.) (1937)

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  • The range in colour of the flowering glume of Cynosurus cristatus L. and its relation to the germination capacity of the seed: thesis, Master of Agricultural Science, Massey Agricultural College

    Corkill, L (1931)

    Masters thesis
    Massey University

    It is well known that commercial lines of seed of Crested Dogstail often exhibit marked differences in colour, some samples in bulk being canary yellow while others are almost black. There is often great variation within a line in the colour of the individual seeds which may vary from greenish yellow through various shades of yellow, orange, and brown to almost a black colour. In some samples, however, the range in colour is more restricted, such samples naturally exhibiting a more uniform appearance. It is important to understand at the outset the commercial attitude towards the colour of a sample. Until recently the great demand by farmers was for seed of a bright yellow colour, which, although of a lower bushel weight than darker seed, was nevertheless more attractive in appearance. As a general rule the germination was good so that as far as utilisation in New Zealand was concerned this type was satisfactory. General observations have shown that there are distinct differences between plants in regard to the colour of the seeds at comparable stages in growth. It was considered that any data which could throw light on colour development and further facts on its probable utility would be useful. The investigations recorded in Part 1. were carried out with the object of attempting to ascertain whether the darkness in colour of Crested Dogstail seed is due to maturity alone, or whether there are other factors concerned.

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  • An account of the systematics, anatomy and bionomics of Austroperla Cyrene Newman.

    Margaret Sutcliffe, Thomson (1934)

    Masters thesis
    University of Canterbury Library

    The black stonefly Austroperla cyrene Newman (P11) is the most abundant insect of its order in New Zealand. A study of its anatomy and bionomics is of interest, firstly because of the primitive nature of the insect itself, and secondly in its relationship to the fauna of mountain streams, which is again correlated with the question of trout food.

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  • The history of the first and second sessions of the fourth New Zealand parliament, 1866-1867.

    Gallagher, Halsey Alexander William (1938)

    Masters thesis
    University of Canterbury Library

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  • A study of the plateau array : thesis concerning subsection (e), 608 of the Animal Husbandry Section of the Master of Agricultural Science Degree and incorporating work carried out during the tenure of the Farmers' Union Research Scholarship and the Shell Scholarship1938

    Sutherland, J. A. (James Alan) (1939)

    Masters thesis
    Massey University

    A brief historical survey of the work leading up to the present study. The world sheep population is in the vicinity of seven hundred millions and the vast majority of these animals are kept, to a greater or a lesser degree, for their wool. It is, therefore, not surprising that Wool Research is by no means new. The production of sheep for their coat has been, as Barker points out ( 1), of importance since Biblical times and, although during the last epoch, with the perfection of methods for meat preservation, the importance of wool to the sheep industry has decreased, the need for wool research has been increased by the ever growing perfection of synthetic fibres. Wool research as such can possibly be dated from Dr. Hook who, in 1664, presented a paper to the Royal Society on the subject of wool and hair structure, but it was not until the advent of the compound microscope that the study of wool gained sufficient precision for measurements to be made. Such measurements opened the door for the wool physicist who, by the application of x-rays and other physical methods, has been able to explore with considerable success the ultimate structure of wool and hair. The value of wool has been determined, at least partially, by its length and thickness (or width), and thus measurements of wool in three dimensions have been important sections of wool research. As other valuable characters were recognised and evaluated they also were measured and correlations worked out. Thus it has come about that wool research has collected about itself innumerable patient measurements - measurements that have often merely evidenced the complexity of the fleece of the sheep as a subject of research.

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  • The Chinese in New Zealand

    Moore, Margaret Jean McNeur (1930)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    146 leaves :ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references.

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  • A study of eighty New Zealand dietaries

    Jackson, Phyllis Rosalind (1937)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    78 leaves :ill., ports. ; 31 cm. Includes bibliographical references (leave 72-78). University of Otago faculty : Home Science

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  • A thesis on the property of the Blackwater Mines Ltd., Waiuta.

    Jones, Lloyd Samuel (1938)

    Other thesis
    University of Otago

    45 leaves ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. University of Otago : Otago School of Mines

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  • Thesis on the Blackwater Mine, Reefton District, New Zealand.

    Service, Harold (1934)

    Other thesis
    University of Otago

    79 leaves, [32] leaves of plates (some folded) :ill. ; 27 cm. Univeristy of Otago : Otago School of Mines. 2 diagrams in pocket.

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  • Thesis on the Briseis Mine, Derby, Tasmania.

    Alexander, J. M. (1936)

    Other thesis
    University of Otago

    194 [1] leaves :ill., maps ; 30 cm. Bibliography: leaf 192-[195] University of Otago department: Mineral Technology.

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