Personal narratives

Works which relate eyewitness accounts of events such as wars or disasters.

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Date: 1923-1924 By: Bulwer, Edgar, active 1923-1924 Ref: MS-Papers-10567 Description: Diary of a married man travelling to New Zealand from Lancashire with his wife and young children Accompanying material - Photograph of Bulwer family and p...
Date: [ca 1998] From: Cox, Geoffrey Sandford (Sir), 1910-2008 : Papers Ref: 2003-005-3/02 Description: Typescript history of the Cox family in New Zealand. Includes covering letter from unidentified compiler. Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: Oct-Nov 1890, 1998-1999 By: Bamford, Philip, active 1890 Ref: MS-Group-0841 Description: Transcriptions of a shipboard diary kept by Bamford who joined the `Ruapehu' at Albert Dock, London, 16 Oct 1890, arriving at the Melbourne docks in late Nov...
Date: 1874 Ref: MS-Papers-2960 Description: Brief notes relating to the 1874 voyage to New Zealand Quantity: 1 folder(s) (1 leaf). 0.01 Linear Metres. Physical Description: Ms
Date: 1874, 1989 By: Rands, F, active 1989 Ref: MS-Papers-4270 Description: The collection comprises transcriptions of original diaries held by the Library, George Smith - Diary of a voyage to New Zealand (MS-Papers-0309); and Edwin ...
Date: 1841-1865 By: Jollie, Edward, 1825-1894 Ref: qMS-1072 Description: Extracts made by Albert J Allom from Jollie's typescript lent by Jollie's widow (Jul 1907) Relationship complexity - Original holograph reminiscences at qMS...
Date: 26 Dec 1841-14 Apr 1842 From: Cotton, William Charles, 1813-1879 : Journals Ref: qMS-0562 Description: Journal written by William Charles Cotton regarding his voyage from Plymouth to Sydney on board the ship Tomatin, captained by George McPherson. Title trans...
Date: [1960-1990] By: Bland, Peter, 1934- Ref: MS-Group-1295 Description: Comprises correspondence, poetry, radio and play scripts, speeches, articles, working notes, drafts of children's novel, published and unpublished poems and ...
Date: [ca 1940-1976] By: Awatere, Arapeta Marukitepua Pitapitanuiarangi, 1910-1976 Ref: MS-Group-0880 Description: Drafts arranged by chapters of an autobiography; poetry by Awatere, and his analyses of traditional waiata, with descriptive notes; notes about the grammar a...
Date: 1911 By: McKay, Alexander, 1841-1917 Ref: MS-1177 Description: Childhood in Scotland, voyage to New Zealand on the Helenslee, 1863, and first years gold digging in New Zealand and Australia, 1863-ca 1870 Lacks pages 193-...
Date: 1815-1970 By: Adams, Martha, 1815-1906 Ref: qMS-0026 Description: Reminiscences of early days in Marlborough written in 1857; copies of verse and satire by the family; copy of letter and verse by Henry Harper on Martha Adam...
Date: 14 Oct 1897 - 1 Apr 1898 By: Nicholson, Hugh Blomfield, 1866-1957 Ref: MSX-9427 Description: Journal of Captain Hugh Blomfield Nicholson for the period 14 October 1897 to 1 April 1898 describing his travels from London to New Zealand, including voyag...
Date: Jun-Aug 1879 By: Dawson, John, active 1879-1898 Ref: MS-Papers-4460 Description: Diary describes Dawson's journey from Greenock to Port Chalmers as a saloon passenger on board the `Nelson', giving details of weather, progress made, events...
Date: 1830-[ca 1833], 1992 From: Starke, June, 1923-2006 : Research papers Ref: MS-Papers-4532 Description: The diary contains entries covering two trips made by Laing to the Davis Straits area as a doctor on whaling ships. The first set of entries covers the perio...
Date: 2008, 2016-2018, and date unknown By: Wahine 50 Charitable Trust Ref: ATL-Group-00368 Description: Collection comprises documentation relating to survivor stories and/or recollections of passengers, crew, rescuers, witnesses, and locals concerning the "Wah...
Date: 6 Aug 1849-16 Jan 1850 From: Donaldson, Marsha Penelope, 1945- : Research papers and transcripts By: Slatter, George, 1806-1859 Ref: MS-Papers-7078 Description: Shipboard diary kept during a voyage from London to New Zealand aboard the Pekin, 6 Aug 1849-16 Jan 1850. Before arriving at Nelson he also described time sp...
Date: 24 May-20 Aug 1881 By: Runciman, William Morrison, 1857-1922 Ref: MS-Papers-1414 Description: A long and detailed account of the voyage of the Hermione from London to Auckland kept by a third class passenger. Includes prices for goods and services in ...
Date: [ca 1968-1992], 1995-2000, 2008 By: Ross, Gregory F A, 1951- Ref: MS-Group-0429 Description: The collection includes reminiscences, diary notes, poetry, correspondence and other material received from Ross at various times. The various parts compri...
Date: 26 November 1886-16 March 1887 Ref: MSX-9993 Description: Shipboard diary written by an unknown author, possibly Scottish or a resident of Scotland, kept on board the immigrant ship 'Lady Jocelyn' on a voyage from L...
Date: 1867-1980 By: Macdonald family Ref: MS-Group-1462 Description: Papers of John Leonard MacDonald, a farmer at Halcombe and Mokau, his wife Charlotte Elizabeth MacDonald, Charles L G MacDonald and Flora Christina Johnson (...