In 1926, W. H. Trimble, the first Hocken Librarian, claimed that Dr Hocken disliked sports, especially football and horse-racing, because too much time was wasted on what was a frivolous undertaking. Perhaps this 1898 Cricketers Annual slipped through the ranks? Opposite is the last page of Mrs Patrick Gills New Zealand International Exhibition Cookbook , with useful hints that were surely more in keeping with Dr Hockens holistic approach to medicine.
Mrs Patrick Gill, The New Zealand International Exhibition Cook Book. Christchurch: Published by Mrs Patrick Gill, . Vol. 159, no. 4.
Hocken Pamphlet Collection.
George Fenwick (1847-1929) started his long career in printing as an apprentice to the Otago Witness, where, on one occasion, as a young compositor, he helped set B. J. Farjeons first novel Shadows on the Snow. Fenwick (later Sir George) became editor and manager of the Otago Daily Times, and was at one time President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association. Interested in new print technologies such as lithography and linotype, and judged a firm no-nonsense employer, Fenwick has written a note tipped into this pamphlet subtitled Dispute as to Wages. At the front, Fenwicks good friend Hocken has written (and repeats in his Bibliography): This gives an excellent idea as to the working of the new Conciliation & Arbitration Act.
Linotype Machines. Dispute as to Wages. Dunedin: Otago Daily Times Print, . Vol. 38, no. 2. Hocken Pamphlet Collection.
There are twenty pamphlets in this volume, ranging from the Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition catalogue (1887), an English and Tongan version of Criminal and Civil Code of the Kingdom of Tonga (1891) to various Transactions and Proceedings of the Japan Society, of which Hocken was a corresponding member. Also included is OGradys Views on Prohibition: An Exposure of a Quack Reform, one of many publications spawned that detail the pros and cons of prohibition. The pseudonymous OGrady used the same facts and figures from reliable sources to compile his lesser known Tea Guzzlers and Millenium Mongers, or the Prohibition of Tea. Even though it was published after Hockens death, OGradys Prohibition was and remains classified as part of Hockens pamphlet collection.
Timothy OGrady, OGradys Views on Prohibition: An Exposure of a Quack Reform. Dunedin: Evening Star, 1911. Vol. 161, no. 8. Hocken Pamphlet Collection.