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Macky family papers.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-320

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence; club records; manuscripts of poetry and prose; clippings; diaries; photographs; genealogies. There is a small file about Macky's husband John Victor Macky, principally clippings about his sporting and business career, and photographs from his military service in World War I. His brother Eric Spencer Macky is also represented in a file of clippings about his work as art teacher and president of the California College of Arts and Crafts, Berkeley. The principal item in the genealogies is Macky Family in New Zealand. Tables of descent n.d. Edna Macky's unpublished autobiography in the papers is entitled Far from Texas with memories of a Texan girlhood.


  • 1909 - 1976


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted

Biographical / Historical

Edna Graham Macky [Allan] 1891-1971 was born and educated in Fort Worth Texas. She married John Victor Macky [1887-1951], a prominent Auckland businessman, and lived latterly at 144 Mountain Road, Epsom. They had one child, Faith Katharine Macky, known as Willow. Edna Macky was well-known in Auckland for her leadership in the Auckland Travel Club and the Penwomen's Club, and her interest in public causes, including the Universal Campaign to Outlaw War 1966-1970. She also wrote for newspapers and periodicals on many issues, and wrote a great deal of poetry.


1 metres (9 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Willow Macky in May 1985.

Related Materials

Additional material relating to the Macky family can be found in MSS & Archives 2007/1, American Gal: a Ballad / words and music by Willow Macky, MSS & Archives 2014/7, Victor Macky papers and Accession 1243, Edna Macky further papers.



Inventory of the Macky family papers, 1909-1976.
Frank Rogers
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand