Colenso – Volume 2


January 2011

·         Misspelt Maori placenames

·         Cookeina colensoi

·         Mme Vitelli, the inimitable Thatcher and Billy K’lenso

·         Victoria Summer Scholar studies Colenso’s lexical legacy


February 2011

·         Penzance missionary-botanist printed New Testament in Maori tongue

·         The botanist in Sikkim

·         Pioneer women

·         Colenso plaque at Mokai Station

·         Ahuriri pioneers and others

·         Cavellia colensoi

·         A few remarks on the hackneyed quotation of “Macaulay’s New Zealander”

·         A trampers guide to Colenso Country Part Two


March 2011

·         Manoao colensoi

·         Ridley Latimer Colenso (Ann Collins)

·         William Colenso 1811-1899

·         The Colenso Memorial, Napier

·         Gottfried Lindauer and his Colenso portrait

·         A trampers guide to Colenso Country (Part 3)


April 2011

·         “Beastly” – Colenso censored

·         Vandalism on Napier Hill

·         The oenophile

·         Following the Footsteps of William Colenso: William Howlett

·         Colenso and Chevalier Gustav Schmidt

·         Acphylla colensoi Hook.f.

·         The Adventures of a Surveyor in New Zealand

·         X rays

·         Memorial Envelopes 1958 and 1968

Supplement: The Estate of William Colenso: Except from Chapter 9 of Sainsbury Logan & Williams: A Firm History


May 2011

·         Relics of the First New Zealand Press

·         Colenso and the lady flow painters: Sarah Ann Featon and Georgina Burne Hetley

·         The educationalist speaks….

·         Colenso’s comet

·         How do you say Colenso in Maori


June 2011

·         Colenso: on how Trees Can Save us and Keep us Sane…

·         Intimations of mortality from a Sunday in Waipuk

·         Colenso: a coin Collector

·         Dunbar Sloane Auction

·         The Swabey Collection

·         Following the Footsteps of William Colenso: Norman Elder

·         Trichomanes colensoi

·         Willie’s skills ….(from Papers Past)

·         Have you seen this book?


July 2011

·         Peter Wells is the 2011 Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers’ Fellow

·         Ridley Latimer Colenso (Gillian Bell)

·         New Zealand’s First Printer

·         Following the Footsteps of William Colenso

·         Meeting at Pa Whakairo, 29 July 1863

·         The Evening Post and the Maori Lexicon

·         Tic douloureux

·         Colenso’s Land on Napier Hill


August 2011

·         Frances Mary Simcox (nee Colenso)

·         Post mortem (from Papers Past)

·         Snippets from Colenso’s private letters

·         Emily Hill: Napier suffragette

·         The paddle steamer Sir Francis Drake

·         William Colenso and Andreas Olsen


September 2011

·         Colenso’s sketches in the Mitchell Library, Sydney

·         A tramper’s guide to Colenso Country

·         Colenso and the races

·         Colenso cottage

·         Ode to the death of William Colenso

October 2011

·         Dr Spencer

·         The interpretation of a dream

·         Gunn’s ethnobotany of Tasmania

·         The Colenso plaque in old Napier Cathedral

·         The Hungry Heart – Trivia Quiz

·         Elizabeth Colenso (nee Fairbairn) Missionary Daughter 1821-1904

·         Portraits of Robert Julyan and Anne Veale Thomas

November 2011- Bicentennial Edition

·         Billy K and Me: two travellers taking two journeys across 200 years

·         Colenso’s Charts

·         Hawaiki: the whence of the Maori

·         Colenso’s Adze

Also descriptions of books that will be available at the Conference

December 2011

·         The Colenso Conference

·         William Colenso “Bearer of Knowledge”

·         AGM of the Colenso Society

·         Everybody has their own Colenso

·         The most unlikely of God’s servants –


The Colenso Society, Proprietor and Publisher

Wellington, New Zealand