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Werner Otto Droescher typescript, Towards an alternative society.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-90/6

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a typescript version of a translation of : Droescher, Werner Otto.Odysset eines Lehrers . Munchen : Hirthammer, [1976], with two additional chapters relating to the author's experience in the Cook Islands and his model of an alternative society, titled Towards an alternative society (190 leaves).


  • 1978


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted

Biographical / Historical

Werner Otto Droescher (1911-1978) came to New Zealand in 1940 with his wife, the writer Greville Texidor, as a refugee from Nazi Germany. After working on a farm in the north he enrolled for a B.A. degree at Auckland University College, took a Masters' degree in German in 1945, and ultimately joined the staff of the German Department. Between 1961 and 1969 he studied and recorded the Egerland dialect of the original settlers as it had survived at Puhoi, and published a monograph on the subject in 1975.


0.01 metres (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Peter Dane, October 1990.

Related Materials

MSS & Archives A-147, A-198 and A-199.

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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