The society which is based in Wellington, New Zealand is associated with The National Library of New Zealand . It was formed in 1983 to support the work of the Dorothy Neal White Collection.
In 2005 it was extended to support the National Children’s and Susan Price Collections.
How to view the collections supported by Friends of DNW
Membership is by annual subscription, the details are on the membership page.
We will miss Barbara – (pictured), who died of cancer on 19 May 2017. She made a huge contribution to children’s literature and the Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection. http://barbaramurison.blogspot.co.nz/
Funeral Was: Tuesday 23 at 1.30pm at Old St Pauls, followed by afternoon tea at the Loaves and Fishes, St Pauls cathedral.
On a Happier Note, Nicola Daly, who was the FDNW research scholar in 2014 has her article online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/evj6tZuZdBVfjyRJE6gb/full
The article was published in the New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship and is titled: Pākehā-Māori: European-Native. Ethnic Labeling in the Dorothy Neal White Collection. Nicola has said she will be able to address the Friends about her visit to the Marantz Collection. This should be near August/September. More details soon.
Read about Barbara and Nicola in our newsletter. Here
Following post-Kaikoura earthquake damage and subsequent checking, many of the collection areas at the Library are now open again, including the DNW and NCC collections. Please see http://natlib.govt.nz/ for further information.
Nicola Daly’s article based on work on books in the Dorothy Neal White Collection has been published electronically. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13614541.2017.1280335
Applying for DNW Scholarship
Through its lectures, meetings, research grant and publications the Society helps to foster interest in the general development of children’s literature.
Interested? Download the application form.
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Your comments or questions about the Society, the Collection, and this website are welcome
Enquiries about membership of the Friends may be directed to the Secretary, Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection
P0 Box 12-499, Thorndon, Wellington 6144.
For research enquiries relating to the collection use the webform
Facsimile: 64-4-474 3035
New Zealand law allows non-profit organisations to apply for charitable status. This gives advantages over exemptions from some tax returns and allows members to claim tax exempt status for donations.
Our registration number is CC51738