Shaw's Progress: How He Laid Siege to New Zealand From 15 March to 15 April 1934

  • Isidor Saslav

Abstract

On 15 March 1934 the 78-year-old Bernard Shaw and his wife Charlotte spent a month in New Zealand, travelling extensively in the North Island and making an expedition to Picton, Blenheim, Kaikoura and Christchurch. where he attended his only civic reception. "The Shaw's procession throughout New Zealand resembled a royal welcome' writes Isidor Saslav, from whose seminar on that month the following illustrations and commentaries are taken. Shaw generously gave many press conferences, answered innumerable queries, some verbal, some written, and made a historic uncensored, broadcast.

Author Biography

Isidor Saslav
Isidor Saslav, Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, has a notable Shaw collection, gathered over the past 30 years. It contains what is probably the most extensive documentation in existence of the New Zealand visit. Isidor Saslav is preparing a book on this topic.
Published
1992-05-01
How to Cite
SASLAV, Isidor. Shaw's Progress: How He Laid Siege to New Zealand From 15 March to 15 April 1934. The Journal of New Zealand Studies, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 3, may 1992. ISSN 2324-3740. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/jnzs/article/view/268>. Date accessed: 24 aug. 2019.