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Brian  Hooker

New Zealand


 

A Biographical note  and a  Bibliography
    of published Works  Andrew Sharp


Compiled
 
By

Brian Hooker

1994

 



Additions - May 2002 - Corrected August 2006.


Brian Hooker 2006. The text that follows is copyright. However, the contents of this page may be copied in part on in full without permission but an acknowledgement would be appropriate.

 



Charles Andrew Sharp (1906-1974). The only son of Andrew and Mary Jane Sharp, Andrew Sharp was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, on November 10th, 1906. Before Andrew was a year old his father was killed when he was thrown from a horse.


His early childhood was spent in Auckland and various other parts of New Zealand, resulting in a very broken primary schooling, but culminating in his graduating as dux of Brooklyn School, Wellington. After a year at Wellington College he transferred to Auckland Grammar School.


He excelled in scholarship and sport and went on to study at Otago University, Dunedin, graduating with an M.A. degree in 1927 and winning a Rhodes Scholarship in 1928. At Oxford he enrolled in the Philosophy, Politics, and the Economics School and was a member of St Johns College. After two years he obtained his B.A. degree, and the following year he sat for the Indian Civil Service trainees' examination.


He was accepted into the service and appointed a magistrate in Upper Burma. This career was cut short by ill-health and his being invalided to New Zealand and a slow recovery, after which, in 1939, he joined the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs. He transferred to the Prime Minister's Department, in 1942, and a year later became Assistant Official Secretary to the newly opened New Zealand High Commission, in Canberra, Australia.


Between 1947 and 1950 he served in Canada as Official Secretary and Acting High Commissioner for New Zealand. In 1951 he returned to the Department of Internal Affairs where, between 1951 and 1967 he held a large number of positions, including - Civil Defence Officer (1951-1958); Secretary of the Literary Fund Advisory Committee (1955-1967); Member of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO (early 1960s-1967); Deputy for the Department on the Historic Places Trust and a member of the Trust's Publications Committee (1963-1967); Assistant to the Film Censor (1959-1967).


In 1967 he left the Department to take up a three-year Senior Research Fellowship in Arts at the University of Auckland, and in 1970 had conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Literature honoris causa.


Throughout his life he divided his time between his great interests - scholarship and sport, engaging enthusiastically in both until his death on February 8th 1974. His wife, Margaret, and his only son Iain Alexander, survived him.


[The bibliography starts immediately below]

1926

(The MacMillan Brown Prize) Am I my brother's keeper, The Otago Daily Times, Aug. 23, 1926.

1933

(Article in 3 parts) A New Zealander at Oxford, (part 1:) First impressions, (part 2:) Societies and speakers, (part 3:) Gastronomy and motorcars, (part 4:) Mingling of nations, The Evening Star, Dunedin, May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10, 1933.

1934

The value of our money: In the light of world conditions, The New Zealand Financial Times, 4, 11 (Aug. 10 1934).

1940

"New Zealand recreational needs in relation to planning", Planning, Wellington, Bulletin No. 18, Ser. No. 2 (Oct. 1940), 5-16.

1944

Diplomats, Australian Association for International Affairs Journal.

1954

(ed. ) The Dillon letters: The letters of the Hon. Constantine Dillon 1842-1853, Wellington: A.H. A. W. Reed.

1956

Ancient Voyagers in the Pacific, Wellington. Polynesian Society (Polynesian Society Memoir No. 32).

The prehistory of the New Zealand Maori. Some possibilities, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 65, 2 (June 1956), 155-60.

1957

Ancient voyagers in the Pacific, Harmondsworth, Middlesex (U.K.); Baltimore, Md (U.S.A.); Mitcham, Victoria (Australia).

1958

Crisis at Kerikeri, Wellington: A. H. & A. W. Reed.

(Review) W.R. Geddes, Nine dayak nights, Melbourne. OUP, 1957. (in) The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 67, 3 (Sept. 1958), 306-7.

Maori genealogies and canoe traditions, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 67, (March 1958), 37-38.

1959

Maori genealogies and the 'Fleet,' The Journal of the Polynesian Society 68, 1 (March 1959), 12-13.

1960

The discovery of the Pacific Islands, London. Clarendon Press.

Pacific adzes and migrations, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 69, 1 (March, 1960), 39-42.

Early Spanish discoveries in the Pacific, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 69, 2 (June 1960), 89-91.

1961

Interpreting Eastern Polynesian prehistory, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 70, 3 (Sept. 1961), 349-52.

(Correspondence) Carteret's course in Solomons waters, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 70, 4 (Dec. 1961), 497.

Adventurous armada: The story of Legazpi's expedition, Christchurch: Whitcome & Tombs, 1961. 1962

(Reprint - corrected from the first edition - 1960) The discovery of the Pacific islands, London: Clarendon Press.

Identifying Pacific discoveries, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 71, 2 (June 1962), 269.

Fact and fancy in the Marguesas group, 'Discussion' in The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 71, 1 (March 1962), 122-24.

1963

The discovery of Australia, London: Clarendon Press.

Ancient voyagers in Polynesia, Sydney & Melbourne: Angus & Robertson.

Ancient voyagers in Polynesia, Auckland & Hamilton: Pauls Book Arcade.

Ancient voyagers in Polynesia, Auckland: Longman Paul.

Polynesian navigation: Some comments, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 72, 4 (Dec. 1963): 384-96.

1964

(Notes and comment) Polynesian navigation, in, Navigation: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Washington, D.C., 11, 1 (Spring 1964): 75-76. 1965

(Forum) Polynesian navigation and logic, in, The Journal of the Institute of Navigation, 18, 2 (April 1965), 244.

(Review) Robert E. Gallagher, ed., Byron's journal of his circumnavigation 1764-1766, London: Cambridge University Press for the Hakluyt Society, 1964, second ser. no. 122. (review in) The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 74, 2 (June 1965): 253. (Forum) Southerly error in early explorers' latitudes in the South Pacific, in, The Journal of the Institute of Navigation (London), 18, 2 (April 1965): 244-45.

1966

Early Micronesian voyaging, Oceania, 37 (27?), 1 (Sept. 1966), 64-65.

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) co-explorer with James Cook, in, A.H. McLintock, ed., An encyclopaedia of New Zealand, (3 vols) Wellington: R. E. Owen, Govt. Printer, v. 1, pp. 152-53.

John Gore Butler (1781-1841) pioneer missionary and farmer, in, A.H. McLintock, ed., An encyclopaedia of New Zealand, (3 vols) Wellington: R. E. Owen, Govt. Printer, v. 1, pp. 280-82.

James Cook (1728-79) Pacific explorer, in, A.H. McLintock, ed., An encyclopaedia of New Zealand, (3 vols) Wellington: R. E. Owen, Govt. Printer, v. 1, pp. 389-92.

Jules Sebastien Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) maritime explorer, in, A.H. McLintock, ed., An encyclopaedia of New Zealand, (3 vols) Wellington: R. E. Owen, Govt. Printer, v. 1, pp. 468-69.

Thomas Kendall (1778-1832) early missionary. magistrate, schoolmaster, in, A.H. McLintock, ed., An encyclopaedia of New Zealand, (3 vols) Wellington: R.E. Owen, Govt. Printer, v. 2, pp. 215-16.

Samuel Marsden (1765-1838) first promoter of missionary enterprise, explorer, and recorder of early nineteenth century Maori culture, in, A.H. McLintock, An encyclopaedia of New Zealand, (3 vols) Wellington: R. E. Owen, Govt. Printer, v. 2, pp. 504-06.

Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603-59) first discoverer of parts of the main islands of New Zealand, in, A.H. McLintock, ed., An encyclopaedia of New Zealand, (3 vols) Wellington. R. E. Owen, Govt. Printer, v. 3, pp. 363-64.

The New Zealand Colonial Secretary's Office and Department of Internal Affairs: A short history, Wellington: R. E. Owen, Govt. Printer.

(Shorter communication) David Lewis's experimental voyage, in, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 75, 2 (June 1966): 231-3.

1967

Maximilianus Transylvanus's letter about Magellan, The Turnbull Library Record, 1 (n.s.) 1 (March 1967): 20-22.

(Review) H. R. Friis, ed., The Pacific Basin: A history of its geographical exploration, New York, N.Y., American Geographical, Society. (in, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 76, 4 (December 1967), 515-17.

(Review) Archibald Campbell, A voyage round the world from 1806 to 1812, Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press for Friends of the Library of Hawaii, 1967 (Facsimile reproduction of the third edition printed by Duke & Brown, Charleston, S.C., 1822). (in) The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 77, 4 (Dec. 1968): 447-8.

1968

The voyages of Abel Janszoon Tasman, London: Clarendon Press. (Review) Thor Heyerdahl, Sea routes to Polynesia, London: Allen Unwin, 1968. (in) The Journal of the Polynesian Society,  77, 3 (Sept. 1968):         317-19.

Fact and Imagination in Archaeology Newsletter: New Zealand Archaeological Association 11, 3 (Sept. 1968): 115-20. 1969 (Corrected from the first edition - 1960) The discovery of the Pacific Islands, London: Clarendon Press. Prehistoric voyagers and modern experimenters, Oceania, 39, 3 (March 1969), 231-33. (Review) Colin Jack-Hinton, The search for the Islands of Solomon 1567-1838, (in), The New Zealand Journal of History 3, 2 (October 1969). More Dillon letters, The Turnbull Library Record, 2 (n.s.) 1 (April 1969), 29-31. 1970 (ed.) The journal of Jacob Roggeveen, London: Clarendon Press. De Surville's visit to New Zealand, New Zealand Listener, vol. 63, no. 1577 (Jan. 1970), 8. (Correspondence) Was it New Zealand? (letter) in, Evening Post, Wellington, 31 July 1970. -,tag (Correspondence) Not Aotearoa - or was it? (letters), in Auckland Star, 20 July 1970; 29 July 1970. (Review) John Dunmore, The fateful voyage of the St. Jean Baptiste, Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1969. (in) New Zealand Geographer, 26 (April 1970): 104-05.

1971

Duperrey's visit to New Zealand in 1824, (ed. by) Wellington: Alexander Turnbull Library (Published by the Alexander Turnbull Library Endowment Trust H. B. Fleck Memorial Fund). (series of articles) Europe finds a wider world; Polynesian ancestors settle the Pacific; Tasman's discovery of New Zealand; Cook's last voyages; Fitzroy takes command; Frederick Whitaker; Busy seas - maritime visitors after Cook (in) Ray Knox, ed., New Zealand's Heritage (in parts) Wellington: Paul Hamlyn.

1972

(Correspondence) David Lewis on indigenous Pacific voyaging (letter) in, The Journal of Pacific History, 222-23. (Review) Tracking the canoes, David Lewis,' We, the navigators, Wellington: A.H. & A. W. Reed, (in) The New Zealand Listener, 23 October 1972.