Thursday, August 12, 2010

Womans Weekly Magazine

Today I looked at the edition 21st June 1956, hard copy at the Auckland Museum Library.
I'm sorry to report that my excitment at the prospect of reviewing this copy was sadly misplaced. Instead of New Zealand articles, there was mainly English and American content of a vapid nature, not really of much use to anyone.

A little spark of interest was an article entitled “An Old Industry has New Methods”, about the whaling being revivied at Whangaparapara on Great Barrier Island. The article mentioned that the only other whaling station still operating in New Zealand was in the Tory Channel.

It brought back to me that New Zealand is/was trying to be a copy of England and succeeding. I hope this country grows up soon. Our own history is being lost piece by precious piece.

As compensation, I copied a promising recipe for ;

Walnut Date Scones.
2tbsp butter, 2tbsp sugar, 1 egg, 2oz crushed walnuts, 2oz chopped dates, 2 cups flour, 1 tsp Baking Powder, ½ cup milk, 3tsp coffee esence, pinch of salt. Cream butter and sugar, add egg and mix well. Add coffee esence, dates and walnuts. Lastly, fold in flour, salt and PB alternatively with milk. Knead lightly and pat into ½ inch thickness, cut into shapes and bake on a floured tray in a hot oven for 15 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lyn,
    I'm collecting interesting articles about the history of Great Barrier Island and wondered if it were possible to have you copy the article you mentioned above. I'm happy to pay for the copying and for postage for you to send it to me.
    Kind regards
    Kay Stowell
    Port FitzRoy
    Great Barrier Island