Mr. Oseba's Last Discovery

TitleMr. Oseba's Last Discovery
Year for Search1904
AuthorsBell, Geo[rge] W[illiam](1838-1907)
Tertiary AuthorsBell, Geo. W.
Date Published1904
PublisherThe New Zealand Times
Place PublishedWellington, New Zealand
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Two eutopias are presented. One is a fictionalized account of New Zealand (Zelania in the text; Zealandia in the Table of Contents) as a eutopia, which comprises the bulk of the book. Mr. Oseba is an inhabitant of the center of the earth, a highly advanced technological eutopia. The theory of John Cleves Symmes (1780-1829) that the earth is hollow and can be entered at the poles is used to characterize the center of the earth. The eutopia in the center of the earth is called Cavitorus, with one nation called Shadowas. The main city is Eurania. Terribly written.

Holding Institutions

ATL, HRC, L, MoU-St, PSt

Author Note

The author (1838-1907) was born in the U. S. and was U. S. Consul in Sydney, NSW, Australia from 1894-1900 and then stayed in Sydney until his death.

Full Text

1904 Bell, Geo[rge] W[illiam] (1838-1907). Mr. Oseba’s Last Discovery. Wellington, New Zealand: The New Zealand Times. ATL, HRC, L, MoU-St, PSt

Two eutopias are presented. One is a fictionalized account of New Zealand (Zelania in the text; Zealandia in the Table of Contents) as a eutopia, which comprises the bulk of the book. Mr. Oseba is an inhabitant of the center of the earth, a highly advanced technological eutopia. The theory of John Cleves Symmes (1780-1829) that the earth is hollow and can be entered at the poles is used to characterize the center of the earth. The eutopia in the center of the earth is called Cavitorus, with one nation called Shadowas. The main city is Eurania. Terribly written. The author was born in the U. S. and was U. S. Consul in Sydney, NSW, Australia from 1894-1900 and then stayed in Sydney until his death.