“Entirely from Nature”: Art Lessons at St John’s Collegiate School

While working on a research request I came across this advertisement for drawing, painting and sketching lessons at St John’s College to be taught by Wilhelm Dittmer. This piece of ephemera is held in our ‘St John’s School and King’s College’ collection of papers. Herr Dittmer was a German-born artist who had arrived New Zealand … More “Entirely from Nature”: Art Lessons at St John’s Collegiate School

College Life at the John Kinder Theological Library Archives

There is a new display in the library for the St John’s College classes of 1979 to 1981 who held a reunion here over the weekend (22nd-24th July). This display presents items from the archives held at the John Kinder Theological Library relating to the College of St John the Evangelist.  It includes class photographs, … More College Life at the John Kinder Theological Library Archives

Missionary Atlases

The Kinder Library has the fifth(1873) and seventh(1891) editions of The ‘Church Missionary atlas; maps of the various missions of the Church Missionary society, with illustrative letter-press’, [BV2500CHU].The latter, more comprehensive edition includes: Part III. Ceylon, Mauritius, China, Japan, New Zealand, N-W America, and North Pacific. As well as maps which give the location and … More Missionary Atlases

Scrapbooks – Storehouses of Memory

The practice of cutting out items of interest and putting them onto blank pages is characteristic of scrapbook makers throughout the world. While scrapbooking is sometimes seen as a contemporary phenomena, the term scrap-book first appeared in the English language in 1825, and books with similar characteristics were made as early as the 15th century. … More Scrapbooks – Storehouses of Memory