Family photographs like these remind us of the old saying: ‘At Christmas, all roads lead home’.
Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Hine; interpreter, military leader, Māori welfare officer, local politician, convicted murderer
An expert in Māori lore, Arapeta Awatere was a Second World War military leader and tireless welfare worker, but spent his last years in jail after a murder conviction.Find out more
Insurance clerk, poet, secretary, critic, broadcaster, university lecturer, fabric printer
Believing that poetry should be ‘simple, sensuous and passionate’, Rex Fairburn peppered his work with references to the Auckland coastline and landscapes he loved.Find out more
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