LIT timeline

Historical Events

Queen Elizabeth I

1558 - 1603

Industrial Revolution

1760 - 1830

British colonists first arrive in NZ

1840

Origin of the Species Published

1859

American Civil War

1861 - 1865

World War I

1914 - 1918

World War II

1939 - 1945

Cold War

1947 - 1991

Apartheid

1948 - 1991

Maori made official language of NZ

1987

Literary Movements

Renaissance

1500 - 1670

Age of Enlightenment

1700 - 1800

Romantic Era

1798 - 1870

Realism

1820 - 1920

Victorian Period

1837 - 1901

Pre-Raphaelite

1848 - 1860

Existentialism

1850 - Present

Naturalism

1870 - 1920

Modernism

1910 - 1965

Post Modernism

1945 - Present

Songs of Ourselves

I Find No Peace

1557

To Sleep

1591

Amoretti: Sonnet 86

1595

Care Charmer Sleep

1607

This is My Play's Last Scene

1607

On my First Daughter

1616

From Paradise Lost

1667

From An Essay on Criticism

1711

Verses, written on her Death-bed at Bath to her Husband in London

1715

The Forsaken Wife

1720

From The Vanity of Human Wishes

1749

Soldier, Rest!

1810

Ode on Melancholy

1819

Last Lines

1848

To The Evening Star

1863

I Dream of You, to Wake..

1881

Death

1890

Requiem

1894

Rooms

1912

ROUGH ESTIMATE

The White House

1915

Now Let No Charitable Hope

1922

Song

1943

Sons, Departing

1970

Rough estimate

The Border Builder

Approx. 1980

The Migrant

1986

Part of a collection called 'To Speak Simply', Collected poems

These are the Times We Live in

2006

The Uncles

2006

Won an award for it in 2006, unclear when exactly it was written

Stories of Ourselves

The Signalman

1866

The Yellow Wallpaper

1892

An Englishman's Home

1938

Meteor

1956

The Lemon Orchard

1962

Five-Twenty

1968

The Village Saint

1977

Secrets

1977

The Stoat

1978

Games at Twilight

1978

Journey (Grace)

1980

Journey (Lim)

1995

Plays

Twelfth Night

1602

Absurd Person Singular

1972