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School of Radiant Living

  • Page 1 – School of Radiant Living

    It was known as Radiant Living - an alternative lifestyle and health movement which counted Sir Edmund Hillary among its adherents. Listen to an interview with founder Herbert Sutcliffe.

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  • Page 2 – Herbert Sutcliffe

    Biography of the founder of the School of Radiant Living in New Zealand

  • Page 3 – Teachings

    The teachings of Radiant Living were complex and involved holistic psychological, physical and spiritual health.

  • Page 4 – Peloha

    'On yonder hill you will pitch your tent' prophesied the daughter of Golden Dawn founder Robert Felkin to Herbert Sutcliffe, as she pointed towards Te Mata Peak.

  • Page 5 – The Havelock work

    Havelock North has long been a centre of 'alternative thought' or liberal theology in New Zealand.

  • Page 6 – Origins of Radiant Living

    Radiant Living emerged from the American-based philosophical movement New Thought, which gained popularity in the late 19th century

  • Page 7 – Edmund Hillary

    One of the first New Zealand schools of Radiant Living was established in Auckland. Its secretary was Gertrude Hillary who reported progress early in 1939. Her son, Edmund, was

  • Page 8 – The eliminating diet

    To obtain physical fitness, it is of vital importance that the right mental attitude should accompany the food diet to enable the emotions, nerves and glands to co-operate

  • Page 9 – Salad recipes

    Colour, beauty, exquisite artistry find joyous expression in the Art of Salad Making. The homemaker who serves salads so deliciously and artistically tempting that the

The 1918 influenza pandemic

Assisted immigration, 1947-75

Children and adolescents, 1930-1960

  • Page 2 – Children's health

    By the late 1940s all New Zealand children had a medical examination on entering school, and were seen by a nurse at standards two and six. These examinations helped

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  • Page 2 - Children's health By the late 1940s all New Zealand children had a medical examination on entering school, and were seen by a nurse at standards two and six. These examinations helped identify

Homosexual law reform

Schools and the First World War

  • Page 2 – Schools in 1914

    The head of the Department of Education believed that ‘moral purpose should dominate the spirit of the whole school life.’ Schools and teachers were to shape children into

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  • Page 2 - Schools in 1914The head of the Department of Education believed that ‘moral purpose should dominate the spirit of the whole school life.’ Schools and teachers were to shape children into

Merchant marine

  • Page 4 – Hospital ships

    In May 1915, as the casualty lists mounted at Gallipoli, the government chartered a hospital ship, the Union Company's 5282-ton trans-Tasman liner Maheno

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  • Page 4 - Hospital shipsIn May 1915, as the casualty lists mounted at Gallipoli, the government chartered a hospital ship, the Union Company's 5282-ton trans-Tasman liner

The Gallipoli campaign

  • Page 7 – Soldiers' experience

    Life for the New Zealand soldier on Gallipoli was tough. They struggled with the harsh environment, living and fighting amongst the deep ravines and high cliffs that towered

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  • Page 7 - Soldiers' experienceLife for the New Zealand soldier on Gallipoli was tough. They struggled with the harsh environment, living and fighting amongst the deep ravines and high cliffs that towered above

Passchendaele: fighting for Belgium

  • Page 8 – Helping the wounded

    More than 14,000 New Zealanders were wounded between June and December 1917 in Belgium, and medical staff, orderlies, chaplains and stretcher-bearers worked round the clock to

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  • Page 8 - Helping the woundedMore than 14,000 New Zealanders were wounded between June and December 1917 in Belgium, and medical staff, orderlies, chaplains and stretcher-bearers worked round the clock to

Pacific aftermath

Hospital ships

  • Page 5 – Life on board

    What was life like aboard a hospital ship? That largely depended on your job, your rank and your gender.

  • Page 6 – Later service and legacies

    The Marama missed Gallipoli, reaching the Mediterranean a few weeks after the Allies abandoned the peninsula. The ships’ service pattern would now be dominated by long voyages

Biographies

  • Buck, Peter Henry

    Biography of doctor, politician and anthropologist Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hīroa)

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  • Barratt-Boyes, Brian

    At Green Lane Hospital Barratt-Boyes pioneered new surgical techniques involving the replacement of defective heart valves.

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  • Makgill, Robert Haldane

    Robert Makgill was a key figure in the development of New Zealand's public health system. He was one of the country's first district health officers and played a crucial role during the devastating 1918 influenza pandemic.

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  • Cruickshank, Margaret Barnet

    Margaret Cruickshank was the first woman to be registered as a doctor in New Zealand. She worked tirelessly during the 1918 influenza pandemic but eventually caught the disease herself and died on 28 November 1918.

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  • Begg, Charles Mackie

    Charles Begg was New Zealand's most decorated member of the Medical Corps during the First World War. He played a major role in the treatment of troops during the 1915 Gallipoli campaign.

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  • Jolly, Douglas Waddell

    Dr Doug Jolly pioneered mobile emergency surgery during the Spanish Civil War. He is described by US medical historian David Adamas as ‘one of the most notable war surgeons of the 20th century’.

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  • Rout, Ettie Annie

    Ettie Rout gained an infamous public profile as a safe-sex campaigner during the First World War.

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  • King, Frederick Truby

    Dr Frederick Truby King provided the impetus for The Society for the Promotion of the Health of Women and Children, commonly known as the Plunket Society.

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  • Stamp depicting Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes and his life-saving heart surgery on children, issued in 1995.

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