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Wellington writers' gathering 1936

Wellington writers' gathering 1936

This informal gathering of Wellington writers took place in Pat Lawlor’s study, December 1936. The group was gathered to compile a murder mystery, Murder by eleven, to which they had all contributed sections. Present were (standing, left to right) Eric Bradwell, James Wilson Hogg, O. N. Gillespie, C. Stuart Perry, Victor Lloyd, Alan Mulgan and Leo Fanning, and (seated) C. A. L. Treadwell, Pat Lawlor, G. G. Stewart and Richmond Phillip. At the time Lawlor, Mulgan and Gillespie were also important literary reviewers. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, S. P. Andrew Collection (PAColl-3739)
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Photograph by Stanley Polkinghorne Andrew

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Peter Clayworth, 'Arts reviewing - Struggle with modernity, 1900 to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/45120/wellington-writers-gathering-1936 (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Apr 2020