27 results for Thesis, 1940

  • Polarographic studies in the anthraquinone series

    Sprott, Thomas James (1948)

    Doctoral thesis
    The University of Auckland Library

    Polarographic chemical analysis, although invented only twenty-five years ago, has already become a standard method ror the research worker and industrial analyst alike. The variety or topics in pure, bio- and commercial chemistry which may be investigated easily with the polarograph, as well as its application to microchenistry, has found it a place in laboratories throughout the world. The invention offthe method, and much or the pioneer development are due to Jaroslav Heyrovsky and his colleagues at Charles University, Prague, (Phil. Mag., 1923, 45, 303; Trans. Faraday Soc., 1923, 19, 692 et seq.) Kucera, also of Charles University, noticed peculiar inflections in the electrocapillary curve of mercury under certain conditions, and devised the "dropping mercury electrode", now commonly used; to investigate these, (Ann. Physik., 1903,11, 529). Further work on this subject by Heyrovsky led ultimately to the development of polarography, (Ohemo Listy, 1922, 12, 256.)

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  • Some aspects of child welfare in New Zealand : with special reference to factory legislation and industrial conditions, 1840-1890

    McMillan, Mary Christine (1945)

    Masters thesis
    University of Canterbury Library

    The children of New Zealand are probably the most fortunate in the world, for from ante-natal clinic to Vocational Guidance Centre the state watches over their welfare. This thesis is an attempt to find in the past the germs of this humanitarian spirit. Its scope was originally intended to extend to 1945, to trace the genesis of the work of the recent apprenticeship commission in the attention paid to children in the two fields of industry and education. It was soon evident, however, that this was too ambitious a project, and instead a short period has been covered – a period all important in determining the course which the colony was to follow. As the scope in time has been reduced, that of the subject matter has been extended. I have found it impossible to deal with the attitude towards children in industry without giving an account of the development of that industry, while the attitude towards education is only part of the spirit which has been shown also in other fields.

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  • Monetary policy in New Zealand

    White, George David Lloyd (1940)

    Masters thesis
    University of Canterbury Library

    The aim of this thesis is to give with substantial securacy a record of monetary development in New Zealand during the first four years of the Labour Government’s period of office and to make some critical comments on the policy then pursued. As such, the thesis may be condemned on the grounds of over-simplification and superficiality, through trying to cover too wide a field with too much brevity. But, although the factual data is accessible to anyone who cares to delve into the official New Zealand statistics, and, although written expressions of opinion on New Zealand’s recent monetary problems have been legion, the effort of carefully selecting these facts and opinions and bringing them together into a coherent and impartial treatise may still be worthwhile. No such original contribution is here attempted, but a clear statement of existing ideas, especially as regards the limitations of monetary policy, and the interpretation of official statistics in the light of these ideas, is of some topical importance in New Zealand. A short chapter on war-time monetary problems has been included; and, incidentally, this has clarified rather than confused the main theme – namely that non finality can be reached in monetary policy but that the latter must always be a tool for producing something further, for example, organisation for war. Not that this remark is very profound, but it represents an attitude which it has been considered worth emphasising with some vigour.

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  • The origin and development of Gore and its surrounding districts

    Kerse, Elizabeth (1943)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    vi, 117 leaves :ill. ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 85-93) Typescript.

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  • The Blackwater mine, Waiuta, N.Z.

    Graham, Archibald (1946)

    Other thesis
    University of Otago

    iv, 109 leaves :ill., facsims., ports. ; 30 cm. Bibliography: leaves 104-109. University of Otago : Otago School of Mines

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  • An attempt to devise a reliable and valid reading test for purposes of classification of pupils entering intermediate schools of New Zealand

    Thomson, John Stewart (1949)

    Other thesis
    University of Otago

    126 leaves :ill., Maps ; 30 cm. Includes bibliography. University of Otago department: Education.

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  • 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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  • St. Margaret's College : a study of women students in relationship to their environment.

    McClymont, Maris Laline (1940)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    With: Simplex Group Intelligence scale. (13 p.)

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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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  • Women in New Zealand industry : with special reference to factory industry and to conditions in Dunedin.

    Unwin, Diana Mary (1944)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    85 leaves ; 30 cm. Bibliography: leaves 81-85. (Typescript)

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  • The New Zealand returned services' association. 1916-1943

    Mayhew, William Richardson (1943)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    v, 53 leaves :maps ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. (Typescript)

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  • A ventilation survey of the Blackwater Mine, N.Z..

    O'Hara, T. A. (1947)

    Other thesis
    University of Otago

    68 leaves ; 30 cm. Bibliography: leaf 66-68. University of Otago : Otago School of Mines. Thesis (Diploma of Associateship of Otago School of Mines)--University of Otago.

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  • A history of the relations between church and state in New Zealand

    Kirk, William Ronald (1942)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    xii, 111 leaves :ill., maps ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Typescript.

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  • Notes on Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumberland, England.

    Parkinson, W. P. H. (1946)

    Other thesis
    University of Otago

    vi, 43 leaves, [33] leaves of plates :ill., facsims.; 30 cm. Bibliography: leaves 41-43. University of Otago department: Mineral Technology.

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