11 results for University of Otago, 1940, Masters

  • The life of Sir John L.C. Richardson

    McCaig, Joseph Bruce (1949)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    Soldier, farmer, politician and crusader, Sir John Richardson may be said to have lived a full and varied life. His ability and integrity fitted him well to cope with the heavy responsibilities which were thrust upon him in his role of a leader of a pioneering community. The shaping of the future of Otago and New Zealand, and the welfare of their people, owed not a little to his practical knowledge, his good sense, and his devotion to the course which he believed Providence had marked out for him. Aloof and autocratic as he may have seemed to some of his contemporaries, his humane character and scrupulous honesty outweighed any faults he possessed, and he endeared “the Major”, as he was affectionately called, to every section of the community. It is the primary endeavour of this work to illustrate the way in which Richardson influenced his times and fulfilled his self-allotted task of serving his fellow men. [extract from Preface]

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  • Colonel the honourable Sir James Allen : statesman.

    Voller, Lois Claire (1943)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    Digital copy stored under Section 55 of the NZ Copyright Act.

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  • Agricultural education in post-primary schools: being an investigation into agricultural courses in the post-primary schools of Canterbury, Otago and Southland

    Watson, John E (1949)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

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  • Early Otago newspapers

    Clapperton, Barbara (1949)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    INTRODUCTION. It has been said with much truth that the newspaper of today is one of the world’s most influential text books. It is thus easy to appreciate the still greater importance of the newspaper of seventy-five or more years ago. Our present world with its great advances in science, with the invention and development of the radio, the facsimile newspaper, television, radio-type and newsreels offers many challenges to the ordinary newspaper. Seventy-five years ago such opponents were not known, and the newspaper took first place as the only medium by which local news and overseas news were transmitted to the public. The relation of the daily paper to the community was very aptly summed up by Julius Vogel who wrote in the first leading article in the Otago Daily Times, 15 November, 1861, and reprinted in the Diamond Jubilee Issue, 1921 ---“The benefits arising from a daily newspaper are not to be exaggerated. Independent of the opportunity it affords to the community of making its wants felt and its wishes known to the outside world, and so asserting its dignity and advancing its importance, the moral, social, and commercial influences of a daily journal are strongly marked. It brings the members of a community into a closer unity; knits bonds of fellowship between them, not easily severed; facilitates business, advances the value of property, and in short mixes itself up so intimately with the daily events of life that, once having experienced its benefits, its absence is nothing short of a public calamity”. That the value of a newspaper in any community was recognised is borne out by the number established throughout Otago during its earliest years, not least important of which was the Otago News published in the same year as the arrival of “John Wickliffe” and the Philip Laing”. In outlying districts as population grew and as industry flourished, there came also the press, helped greatly by the impetus of goldseeking. It is with the development of these early newspapers, with their ambitions and struggles - and in many cases their failures - that I am here concerned, for they are the record of courage and endeavour inherent in the making up of those early colonists.

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  • The geology of the northern part of the Taringatura survey district

    Coombs, Douglas Saxon (1947)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    vii, 200 leaves :ill. ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. University of Otago department: Geology. Typescript.

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  • Investigations on karakin and Hiptagenic acid

    McChesney, John William (1946)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    iv, 150 leaves ; 30 cm. Bibliography: leaves [145]-150.

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  • A proximate analysis of a Maori food; the Karaka berry

    McCurdy, Betty Joan (1947)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    vii, 114 leaves :col. ill, maps ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. University of Otago faculty: Home Science

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  • The Southland secession movement

    Ryan, Archie Bruce (1947)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    Description: 204 p. : maps, tables. Notes: Typescript. "Thesis presented for the Degree of M.A. (Honours in History) 1947" [Univ. of New Zealand] Bibliography: p.202-204.

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  • The South Island Māori population.

    Rutherford, D. W. (Donald William) (1941)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    "D. W. Rutherford"--handwritten on t.p. Typescript (photocopy).

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  • A history of New Zealand anthropology during the nineteenth century

    Booth, John March (1949)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    ix, 236 leaves :ill., map ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Typescript.

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  • The Whalemen of Foveaux Strait, 1829-1850

    Irwin, Cecil H (1948)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    Description: iii, 187 p. [9] leaves of plates : ill., diagrs., maps. Notes: Original lacks p.160. Thesis (M. A.)--University of Otago, 1948. Microfilm. 1 reel microfilm (negative).

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