Uncovering Manuscript Waste in the Rare Books Collection

Today’s post was written by Emeritus Professor Alexandra Barratt in Medieval and Manuscript Studies at the University of Waikato. Professor Barratt and her research assistant Alexandria Gillespie wrote this post in 2014 when she undertook research on items held in our rare book collection at the John Kinder Theological Library.  Among the early printed books in … More Uncovering Manuscript Waste in the Rare Books Collection

Book of Hours

The John Kinder Theological Library rare books collection holds a Book of Hours, on behalf of the Methodist Trinity College. This was originally donated to the college by the New Zealand publisher, A. H. Reed. This beautiful item was exhibited at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne in 2008 for an exhibition on illuminated manuscripts … More Book of Hours

Reverend Wiki Te Paa witnesses the eruption of Mt. Tarawera

At the John Kinder Theological Library, we hold a copy of Reverend Wiki Te Paa’s journal made available for students and researchers by Dr. Jenny Te Paa, granddaughter of Wiki Te Paa. The original is held in private hands. Our Kaiwhakamana, Colenso Eramiha, has been studying the passages in Te Reo and creating a basic … More Reverend Wiki Te Paa witnesses the eruption of Mt. Tarawera

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

Revision of the New Zealand Testament, St Matthew and St Mark, 1843 (ANG 63/3/1.6)

1838. 5,000 copies were produced of this first edition, which was translated mainly by William Williams. The second edition of the complete New Testament in Maori, published in 1841, was printed in London with a print run of 20,000. The New Testament in Maori was first published by William Colenso at Paihia in Third and … More Revision of the New Zealand Testament, St Matthew and St Mark, 1843 (ANG 63/3/1.6)