Kōrero: Fiction

Nelle Scanlan

Nelle Scanlan

Nelle Scanlan was the most popular New Zealand novelist of the 1930s and 1940s. Local readers were hooked on her Pencarrow series, four novels which followed the generational fortunes of the Pencarrow family. The books celebrate New Zealand's Pākehā pioneers and pioneering virtues such as hard work and independence. Scanlan's conservative politics were laid bare in the fourth book, which criticises New Zealand's first Labour government and its socialist policies. 

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, P. A. Lawlor Collection (PAColl-6337)
Reference: 1/2-052300-F

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Lydia Wevers, 'Fiction - Women writers, 1920s and 1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41924/nelle-scanlan (accessed 13 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Lydia Wevers, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Aug 2015