James K. Baxter, March 1971. New Zealand’s greatest poet.

James K. Baxter, March 1971. New Zealand’s greatest poet.

A group relax on the porch at poet James K. Baxter’s commune at Jerusalem (Hiruhārama), up the Whanganui River,New Zealand in 1971. They were part of a counter-culture escaping the conventions of a suburban existence. In the 1970s many alternative lifestylers bought cheap land in places such as the Coromandel Peninsula and Golden Bay.

A group relax on the porch at poet James K. Baxter’s commune at Jerusalem (Hiruhārama), up the Whanganui River,New Zealand in 1971. They were part of a counter-culture escaping the conventions of a suburban existence. In the 1970s many alternative lifestylers bought cheap land in places such as the Coromandel Peninsula and Golden Bay.

Poet James K. Baxter's commune in Jerusalem (Māori: Hiruhārama), New Zealand, 1971, photograph by Ans Westra.

Poet James K. Baxter's commune in Jerusalem (Māori: Hiruhārama), New Zealand, 1971, photograph by Ans Westra.

The Girl in the Bookshop by James K Baxter

The Girl in the Bookshop by James K Baxter

The Maori Jesus by James K Baxter

The Maori Jesus by James K Baxter

Ans Westra  James K Baxter at Horo Horo Students’ Camp Silver Gelatin Print 285 x 255 mm

Ans Westra James K Baxter at Horo Horo Students’ Camp Silver Gelatin Print 285 x 255 mm

Jacquie Baxter also known as recognised poet and short story writer J C Sturm. Widow of poet James K Baxter. She was one of the first Māori women to obtain a University degree in 1949. Her short stories featured in select journals throughout the 1950's and 60's and among other firsts for Māori writers, she was the first Māori writer to be published in an Anthology.

Jacquie Baxter also known as recognised poet and short story writer J C Sturm. Widow of poet James K Baxter. She was one of the first Māori women to obtain a University degree in 1949. Her short stories featured in select journals throughout the 1950's and 60's and among other firsts for Māori writers, she was the first Māori writer to be published in an Anthology.

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