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Murray Gittos further papers

Identifier: MSS-Archives-Accession-1102

Scope and Contents

Includes copies of the unpublished playscript for "The Needlewomen", historical notes on the production by the Auckland Repertory Theatre (1951), photographs of the sets and actors, advertising material, a poster, correspondence and clippings. The historical basis for the play was reports in the Auckland press in the 1850s of an action brought against the captain of the barque "Stately" by some indentured seamstresses, for mistreatment during the voyage to Auckland. Associated material: Another copy of playscript at MSS & Archives B- 20.


  • 1940s - 2003?


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted.


0.1 metres (1 box and 1 poster.)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Murray Gittos, 26 September 2003.

Existence and Location of Copies

Another copy of playscript at MSS & Archives B-20.

Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand