Title: Henry Lawson Among Maoris

Author: William H. Pearson

Publication details: Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd, 1968, Wellington

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Henry Lawson Among Maoris

7 Lawson's Aesthetic Crisis

7 Lawson's Aesthetic Crisis

11. Cervus Wright, 'Cruise of the Crow: A Recruiting Yarn', Henry Lawson Scrapbook, iii, 671. CV, 297,, gives source as Truth, 29 May 1892.
22. Arthur H. Adams, 'The Experiences of Clarence. Ill—The Real Maori Maid', Lone Hand, 1 February 1908, pp. 381-7.
33. Jessie Weston, Ko Mèri, pp. 236-7.
44. Robert H. Scott, Ngamihi, or The Maori Chief's Daughter, p. 157.
55. F. Rollett, 'Pomare's Death', Bulletin, 10 July 1897, p. 28.
66. F. Rollett, 'Ripene Manga', Bulletin, 4 September 1897, p. 31.
77. David McKee Wright, 'Hawaiki', Bulletin, 15 December 1903, Red Page.
88. 'Rewi to Grey', Worker (Sydney), 18 August 1894, p. 3; 'Ake! Ake! The Last Stand of the Maoris', Worker (Sydney), 23 September 1894, p. 1.
99. Bulletin, 10 July 1897, p. 10.
1010. Ibid., 24 July 1897, p. 10; 17 July 1897, p. 10.
1111. The Antipodean, 3, 1897, pp. 26, 31, 29.
1212. Alfred A. Grace, 'Pirimona', Bulletin, 24 July 1897, p. 27.
1313. Alfred A. Grace, 'Told in the Puia', Bulletin, 31 July 1897, P. 28.
1414. Henry Lawson to Lord Beauchamp, 19 January 1900, Mitchell Library MS. A 3102.
1515. 'A Daughter of Maoriland', The Antipodean, 3, 1897, p. 34.
1616. Henry Lawson to Angus and Robertson, 14 January 1899, Mitchell Library Uncat. MSS. Set 184, Item 8.
1717. The MS. of 'The Writer's Dream' is in Australian Manuscripts, ii, Alexander Turnbull Library MS. Q 091.
1818. Denton Prout, Henry Lawson, the Grey Dreamer, p. 73; C. H. Bertie, 'On the Trail of Henry Lawson', The Home, August 1929, p. 92.
1919. Denton Prout, Henry Lawson, the Grey Dreamer, pp. 260-1.
2020. Henry Lawson. Draft of letter to editor of Lone Hand, 7 November 1907, Mitchell Library Uncat. MSS. Set 184, Item 8. See also C. H. Bertie, 'On the Trail of Henry Lawson', The Home, August 1929, p. 82; Denton Prout, Henry Lawson, the Grey Dreamer, p. 261.
2121. Bertha Lawson, My Henry Lawson, p. 127; Rebecca Wiley, 8 July 1943. in Mutch papers, Item 25.
2222. T. D. Mutch to Mr Cousins, 27 July 1943, Mutch papers, Item 21.
2323. See The Polychrome: 'Selected Poems' of Henry Lawson, Mitchell Library MS. A 1871; Correspondence re Selected Poems of Henry Lawson, Mitchell Library MS. A 1875.
2424. Henry Lawson, Verses: Emendations by McKee Wright and others, vol. 3, Mitchell Library MS. A 1880.
2525. Charles Oscar Palmer, 'Henry Lawson …', Star (Christchurch), 4 June 1927, p. 23.
2626. 'The author' might be any of several writers. If one takes 'ancient lore' to mean pre-European traditions, the first work to come to mind is Sir George Grey's Polynesian Mythology published in English in 1855 and 1885. But Tregear himself had written on 'Old Maori Civilization' in Transactions of the N.Z. Institute, 1894, and on 'The Maoris of New Zealand' in the Journal of the Anthropological Institute, 1890. Other candidates are Richard Taylor's Te Ika a Maui (1855, 1870), Edward Shortland's Traditions and Superstitions of the New Zealanders (1854, 1856), John White's Ancient History of the Maori (1887-90, 1891), 'Lectures on Maori Customs and Superstitions', (AJHR, 1861) and Te Rou or the Maori at Home (1874). Though they could hardly be called 'ancient lore' Lawson had read F. E. Maning, Old New Zealand (1863, 1876), and probably W. T. L. Travers, Some Chapters in the Life and Times of Te Rauparaha (1872) and possibly J. W. Stack, Kaiapohia, the Story of a Siege (1893). Any or all of these works could have been brought to his attention by Tregear. Grey, Taylor, and Maning were recommended in the Native Schools Code.
2727. Comments on a letter from Mrs Moss, Mitchell Library Uncat. MSS. Set 184, Item 3.
2828. Emma Brooks to J. F. Thomas, 28 February 1924, Mitchell Library MS. Al 29/-2.
2929. T. Inglis Moore, 'The Rise and Fall of Henry Lawson', Meanjin, XVI, 4, December 1957, p. 371.