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Monday, September 29, 2014

Image of the Week: 29th Sept. to 5th Oct. 2014

Bassie (Wene) Te Wenerau Grace (Sister Eudora CSC)

Wene Grace was elected as Vice President of the Canterbury College Students’ Association Executive in 1910 (seated second from the left), and her brother, Lawrence Te Heuheu, standing second from the left).

Wene was the first Māori woman to graduate from tertiary education. While at Canterbury College Wene was active in Students’ Association and sports. Later on she completed two more degrees overseas.
Wene would remain unknown until recent times when her life and work was featured in “Mana Wāhine: Boundaries and Connections in the Career of a Māori Educational Leader: Bessie (Wene) Te Wenerau Grace (Sister Eudora CSC) by Kay Morris Matthews with Jonathan Mane-Whēoki.
The chapter in edited book is titled “Women educators, leaders and activists: educational lives and networks 1900-1960”, is available at Macmillan Brown Library.

Image credit:
MB1448, University of Canterbury Research Photograph Collection, Reference code 4331, Canterbury College Students Association Eexcutive, Photographer Clifford, H.H., 1910, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday free stuff - 26th September

New Zealand legislation at

This is a FREE government website which has all of the current NZ Statutes, Designated Instruments (formerly Statutory Regulations) and Bills. It also has legislation, bills and statutory regulations back to 2007.

Everything is searchable by title and keyword and the site provides official legislation in pdf format. It now means anyone can access the official current legislation online from anywhere rather than having to use the print statutes in the library.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Please don't leave your personal belongings unattended in the Library

in particular laptops, cellphones, wallets and backpacks. Unattended belongings attract thieves, and while many believe the risk to be small, it is real and such a loss can be devastating. Even for short trips to the copier, printer, or toilets, take them with you or have a friend sitting next to you watch them while you're gone. The library is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings.