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"Towering over all in the western distance, but too often concealed by clouds, the majestic Fusi-yama reared its conical summit" (Oliphant, 1859, v. II, p. 97).

"Less crowded with articles of furniture than the apartments of ladies of quality in England, the decorations of a bedchamber and boudoir in China are not less costly or complete - a suite of rooms being appropriated to the females of the mandarin's…

Roy Andrews (1884-1960) was an explorer, and long-time curator and director of the American Museum of Natural History. His Asiatic Zoological Expedition of 1916-17 was written up in his "Camps and Trails in China". The pagoda on the cover is found at…

A colour caricature by P. W. Eisdell Moore, depicting Professors from the School of Medicine. Left to right: Joseph Bernard Dawson, Eric F. D’Ath, Francis Gordon Bell, Charles Ernest Hercus, John Malcolm, William Percy Gowland, and Frederick Horace…

A caricature of Professor William Percy Gowland with a skeleton behind him in an identical pose, illustrated by Russell Clark.

"Chao-chow-fu is a walled city of considerable size and great commercial importance, as one may gather form its extensive warehouses, the busy traffic of its streets, the number of mature craft that throng the river on which it stands. The bridge…

Kircher was ordained a Jesuit in 1628 in Mainz, Germany, but fled his homeland and settled in Rome in 1634 to escape the Thirty Years War. He remained in Rome most of his life researching a wide variety of disciplines, from geography and astronomy to…

This detail shows "two of the vessels made use of by the Chinese. The first of these marked (A), is a junk of about a hundred and twenty tons burthen, and was what the Centurion hove down by; these are most in the great rivers, though they sometimes…

"The Chinese fishermen take out with them in the morning ten or twelve of these birds, still fasting, either in light boats, or on bamboo rafts. They make them dive one or two at a time: the cormorant seldom comes up without having taken a fish, and…

The cover of the 1945 edition of the Medical School magazine, Digest. The image juxtaposes a soldier with a gun and a surgeon with a scalpel, both held at the same angle. Medical students were exempt from conscription during World War II. Due to a…

The OUSA capping magazine cover from 1987. The magazine is entitled "House & Garden" in jest and the cover depicts a burnt-out student flat.

Lower centre (l.c.) - lower right (l.r.) in ink: Drawing for Ian Wedde

Upper right (u.r.) in pencil: Hotere

Upper left (u.l.) in pencil Drawing for O.E.M.

Upper left (u.l.) in pencil: Drawing for O.E.M.

A caricature showing the various obstacles that face medical students during their metaphorical climb up the 'mountain of life'. After encountering exams, financial difficulties and illness, they reach their ultimate goal - a degree as depicted by a…

Verso in pencil: For Hone Tuwhare’s Sapwood and Milk Hotere 1

Verso in pencil: Top 2 For Hone Tuwhare’s Sapwood and Milk Hotere
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