The NAPIER AthenÆum
The NAPIER AthenÆum is named for the AthenÆum: A Journal of Literature, Science and the Fine Arts, published by John Francis of London before, during, and after the reign of William IV, a period in which the world first took sustained notice of New Zealand.
It is similarly named for the AthenÆum, Napier founded, as a Mechanics Institute in 1859 and incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1876, an institution that, from a base in colonial New Zealand, endeavoured to pay sustained attention to the rest of the world.
With due respect to the original editor of the AthenÆum, and in homage to the sailor king William IV, the subject area of Science has been replaced with that of Seafaring. Occasional works on the subject of Science may, however, still appear.
Contributions are by invitation. Those desirous of such an invitation, can send contributions, for kindly consideration, to email@example.com.
Editorial Board: John Francis (deceased) and Lady Historian of Napier
Honorary Subject Advisors: English Ceramics Arthur Hayden, English Furniture John Gloag, English Glass, J. Sydney Lewis
Editor: Douglas Lloyd Jenkins
Contents Volume 1. Number 10.
SS Wonga Wonga: Reminiscences on a life at sea recounted in 5 Chapters
English Silver Lustreware Teapots of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Opening of the Clifton Suspension Bridge
(as reported in The Atheneum September 10 1836)
Contents Volume 1. Number 9.
The Appearances and Disappearances of Joseph Gaut
A recent report of Sea Monsters
Colonial Bride of the Sea
Contents Volume 1. Number 8.
A Stranger to Napier: D. B. Frame & the Clive Memorial
Alexander Pope: A Dying Christian to his Soul
Publius Aelius Trajanus Hadrianus Augustus: Animula Vagula Blandula:
Contents Volume 1. Number 7.
W. A. Bowring: The Travails of a True Colonial Artist.
How to name your Whaleboat.
Contents Volume 1. Number 6.
Worth Quotin’ Reporting the Oscar Wilde Trials.
Sailing Instructions for the Port of Napier (1886).
Charles Campbell: Two Portraits.
Contents Volume 1. Number 5.
The Long Goodbye: Joseph Severn, Oliver Goldsmith and The Deserted Village.
Robbie Burns, Dunedin.
[an excerpt from] a review of The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith;
The Star of the South and her Fate.
Contents Volume 1. Number 4.
A Sea Ballad
Claude Joseph Vernet
Origins of the Ale-Yard Glass and their desirability as a component in glass collections
Contents Volume 1. Number 3.
What we know about Samuel Begg
Portrait of Thomas Carlyle
(being excerpts from a review of Thomas Carlyle’sThe French Revolution: A History, The Athenaeum No 499. 1837)
The great 12-inch guns and brave gunner boys of the seagoing battleship Iowa
Contents Volume 1. Number 2.
Considering the Library at Kawau
On the death of Sir John Soane
The development of the balloon-back chair (1830-1850)
The fallen angel at the Mock Election (1827)
Contents Volume 1. Number 1.
Mr. John Perrett in Napier
A Portrait of Sydney Parkinson
Some Thoughts on John Gibson’s Narcissus (1829)
Construction of Brunel’s Great Eastern