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Sylvia Ashton-Warner


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Anthology
A Womans Life: Writing by Women About Female Experience in New Zealand. Auckland: Penguin, 1989. Voyager link
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Article
"Sylvia Ashton-Warner Yo Ho." Education 25.2; (1976): 16-16.
"The least thing." Here and Now 9; April (1956): 23-24.
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Autobiography
I Passed This Way. New York: Knopf, 1979.
"Kaleidoscope [Sylvia Ashton-Warner]." New Zealand Television Archive, Auckland, 2008.
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Letter
Whenua: the letters of Sylvia Aston-Warner to Ruth Gilbert. Wellington, Cultural and Political Booklets 2007.
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Novel
Bell Call. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1964. Voyager link
Greenstone. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1967. Voyager link
"Natural patterns and rhythms in Greenstone." Commonwealth Toulouse 3; (1979): 29-37.
Incense to Idols. London: Secker & Warburg, 1960. Voyager link
Myself. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1967. Voyager link
Spearpoint : Teacher in America. New York: Knopf, 1972. Voyager link
Spinster. London: Secker & Warburg, 1958. Voyager link
Teacher. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Voyager link
Three. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1971. Voyager link
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Poetry
"My universe." Comment 11; April (1962): 12-12.
"Songs of exhaustion." Comment 13; Oct (1962): 39-39.
"Songs of exhaustion." Comment 16; July (1963): 51-51.
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Short Story
"Agonies." Here and Now 47; Dec (1955): 21-23.
"Floor." Here and Now 51; June (1956): 25-27.
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Short Story Collection
Stories from the River. Auckland, Hodder and Stoughton 1986.
 

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Article
Ashton-Warner, Sylvia. "Sylvia Ashton-Warner Yo Ho." Education 25.2; (1976): 16-16.
Bertram, James. "Made in New Zealand." Comment 2; Feb (1978): 27-28.
Mitchell, Ian. "Sylvia Ashton-Warner in the secondary school." Education 29.3; (1980): 24-26.
Edgar, Suzanne. "Sylvia Ashton-Warner." Quadrant 26.6; June (1982): 58-61.
Shallcrass, Jack. "Sylvia : in memoriam Sylvia Ashton-Warner." Landfall 38; Sept (1984): 342-344.
Hood, Lynley. "Sylvia Ashton-Warner 1908-1984." Listener 107.2312; June 2 (1984): 24-24.
Hood, Lynley. "More stories from the river." Oral History in New Zealand 2; (1989): 20-22.
Rogers, Frank. "Sylvia Ashton-Warner papers at the Turnbull Library." Archifacts April (1992): 24-24.
James, Judith G. "Flashpoints : sexual/textual politics in editing Five Women." Documentary Editing 17.2; June (1995): 45-49.
Veatch, Jeannette. "From the vantage of retirement." The Reading Teacher 49.7; April (1996): 510-516.
Clemens, Sydney Gurewitz. Pay Attention to the Children : Lessons for Teachers and Parents from Sylvia Ashton-Warner. Rattle OK Publications, Napa, California, 1996.
Shallcrass, Jack. "Voices from the past." New Zealand Principal 14.2; June 9 (1999).
Mitchell, Ian. "Sylvia Ashton-Warner in the secondary school: a re-assessment of the work of New Zealand's most famous teacher." ACE papers: working papers from the Auckland College of Education 10; Sept (2001): 56-61.
Middleton, Stuart. "What's in a name? The naming of the Sylvia Ashton-Warner Library at the Auckland College of Education." ACE papers: working papers from the Auckland College of Education 10; Sept (2001): 32-42.
McDonald, Geraldine. "Susan and Sylvia: the fate of educational ideas." New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies 38.1; (2003): 49-58.
Scoullar, David. "Educational pioneer at Pipiriki; How Sylvia and Keith cast spell over one young Maori boy; Shame and pain of head lice." Wanganui River Annual 19; (2008): 22-24.
Blundell, Sally. "Mrs Henderson presents." Listener 214.3561; August 9 (2008): 34-36.
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Autobiography
Ashton-Warner, Sylvia. I Passed This Way. Knopf, New York, 1979.
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Biography
Hood, Lynley. Sylvia: the biography of Sylvia Ashton-Warner. Viking, Auckland, 1988.
Hood, Lynley. Who is Sylvia?: the diary of a biography.. John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1990.
"Sylvia Ashton-Warner 1908-1984." New Zealand Official Yearbook (1993): 192-192.
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Criticism
Durix, C. "The Maori in Sylvia Ashton-Warners fiction.." Literary Half-Yearly 20; (1979): 13-26.
Durix, C. "Sylvia Ashton-Warner : portrait of an artist as a woman.." World Literature Written in English Spring (1980): 104-110.
Stead, C.K. In the Glass Case: Essays on New Zealand Literature. Auckland University Press : Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1982.
Middleton, Stuart. "Releasing the native imagery." English in New Zealand 10.2; Aug (1982): 16-31.
McEldowney, Dennis. "Recent literary biography." JNZL: Journal of New Zealand Literature 2; (1985): 47-58.
Jones, Lawrence. "The one story, two ways of telling, three perspectives : recent New Zealand literary autobiography." Ariel 4.16; Oct (1985): 127-150.
Durix, C. "Literary autobiography or autobiographical literature? The work of Sylvia Ashton-Warner." Ariel 18.2; April (1987): 3-12.
Roberts, Heather. Where did she come from? New Zealand women novelists 1862-1987. Allen & Unwin/Port Nicholson Press, Wellington, 1989.
Thompson, Nancy S. "Sylvia Ashton-Warners lost novel of female friendship." Phoebe 5.2; Fall (1993): 43-55.
Middleton, Stuart. "Releasing the native imagery." ACE papers: working papers from the Auckland College of Education 10; Sept (2001): 5-30. reprinted from English in New Zealand, 1982.
Stead, C.K. Kin of Place. Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2002.
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Drama
Petherbridge, Louise. Coup de Folle : the Phantasy of Sylvia Ashton-Warner. UNPUBLISHED, 1991.
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Essay
Stead, C.K. "Sylvia Ashton-Warner : living on the grand." In the glass case. Auckland University Press, Auckland, 1981: 51-66.
Geraets, John. "Literary biography in New Zealand." JNZL: Journal of New Zealand Literature 7; (1989): 87-105.
McLeod, A.L. Orality as literary finality in the prose of Sylvia Ashton-Warner. In: Subjects worthy of fame : essays on Commonwealth literature in honour of H.H. Anniah Gowda. Sterling, New Delhi, 1989.
Thompson, Nancy S. "Imaging, literacy, and Sylvia Ashton-Warner. In: Images in Language, Media and Mind." Urbana IL: National Council of Teachers of English (1994).
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Interview
Brett, Cate. "Under the Hood : who is Lynley?." North and South 109; April (1995): 82-88.
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Memoir
Shadbolt, Maurice. From the Edge of the Sky: a memoir. David Ling, Auckland, 1999.
Henderson, Elliot. Memoirs of Sylvia Ashton-Warner. Faculty of Education, University of Auckland, Auckland, 2008.
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Motion Picture
Sylvia. 1985.
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Non Fiction
Clemens, Sydney Gurewitz. The Suns Not Broken, a Clouds Just in the Way : on Child-centered Teaching. Gryphon House, Mt. Rainier, 1983.
Jones, Alison. The kiss and the ghost: Sylvia Ashton-Warner and New Zealand. NZCER Press, Wellington, 2009.
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Sound Recording
Crosbie, Sharon. Syliva Ashton-Warner with Sharon Crosbie in 1980 [sound recording] : sounds historical / with Jim Sullivan. Replay Radio, Wellington, 1980.
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Thesis
Thomas, Elizabeth Ann. Appropriation, subversion and separatism : the strategies of three New Zealand women novelists : Jane Mander, Robin Hyde and Sylvia Ashton-Warner. University of Canterbury, Canterbury, 1990.
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Videorecording
D'Audney, Angela. Kaleidoscope [Sylvia Ashton-Warner]. New Zealand Television Archive, Auckland, 2008.
Stead, C.K. Prof. C.K. Stead talks to Robert Gottlieb. Faculty of Education, University of Auckland, Auckland, 2008.
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