Baxter, James Keir, 1926-1972

Baxter, James K, 1926-1972, Baxter, Jim, 1926-1972

Poet. Born Dunedin, son of Archibald and Millicent Baxter. After a period at Otago University, he worked on newspapers and various other jobs, continuing to take courses at Christchurch and Wellington Universities, ultimately graduating with a B A. In 1958 he travelled to India and Japan on a UNESCO grant and in that year joined the Catholic Church. He held the Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otago, 1966 and 1967. In 1969, deciding to devote his life to social work, he established a commune at Jerusalem on the Wanganui River. (Source: New Zealand encyclopedia / Bateman)

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Date: [ca 1852-1975] From: King, Michael (Dr), 1945-2004 : Photographs relating to Maori Ref: PAColl-9977-13 Description: Includes:- Chasing whales. Celebrating the end of world War II in Wellington and Auckland, 1945. Troops departing or returning, World War II. Japanese prison...
Date: [1969-1975] From: King, Michael (Dr), 1945-2004 : Papers Ref: 85-080-01/14 Description: Letters and cards from various friends of King; identified persons entered under Name. Includes notes, postcards, `The Great invocation', King's first marae ...
Date: 1946 - 1947 By: Verey, Noeline Elizabeth, 1926-1999 Ref: G-465 Description: Shows poet James K Baxter seated, with his head leaning against his left hand, a cigarette in his right hand Painted while Baxter was at Canterbury College....
Arrivals at James K. Baxter's funeral, Jerusalem, Whanganui
Date: October 1972 From: Westra, Ans, 1936-: Photographs Ref: AW-0706 Description: Scenes at James K. Baxter's funeral, Hiruharama (Jerusalem), Whanganui, in October 1972, including people arriving for the tangi. One woman has been identifi...
Tangi for James K. Baxter, and funeral procession going up the hill to the graveside next to 'the Big House', Jerusalem, Whanganui
Date: 25 October 1972 From: Westra, Ans, 1936-: Photographs Ref: AW-0715 Description: Scenes at James K. Baxter's tangi on the marae at Hiruharama (Jerusalem), Whanganui, 25 October 1972. Shows the completion of the requiem mass and the start ...
Date: [1970] From: Olds, Peter, 1944- : Letters, poems and related papers Ref: MS-Papers-7134 Description: Poem, `Letter to Jerusalem' by Sam Hunt sent to James K Baxter at Jerusalem about 1970 Letter from Olds accompanies poem Quantity: 1 folder(s) (one piece, t...
Date: 1972 Ref: A-246-013 Description: Head and shoulders portrait of poet James K Baxter, taken in the year of his death at Jerusalem on the Wanganui River "Preaching the truth of winter" is a q...
Date: 1970s and 1980 - 01 Jan 1970 From: Stout Research Centre Oral Literary Archive By: Baxter, Millicent Amiel, 1888-1984; Baxter, James Keir, 1926-1972 Ref: OHInt-0013-079 Description: Radio New Zealand recording copied from RNZ archive. Interview about Jerusalem community, Wanganui, 1970s, Side 1. Interview with Millicent Baxter on how she...
Date: 26 October 1972 From: Dominion post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers Ref: EP/1972/5158-F Description: Funeral of James K Baxter at Jerusalem. Original caption reads: "The body is carried up the steep hill to a final resting place, the pallbearers being origi...
Date: [1965-1969?] By: Whitwell, Harold Jeffery, 1921-2013 Ref: fMS-Papers-8856 Description: Speech is comprised of the 34 speech cards Baxter used in his presentation. The talk centres on the role of training to become a teacher but diverges into re...
Date: 2016 Ref: EPHDL-0357 Description: Digital flyer announcing the release of a DVD on which Colin Durning and the Palliser Viols (Lisa Beech, treble viol; Jane Brown, tenor viol; Robert Oliver, ...
Date: 25 Jul 1995 From: Interviews about Denis Glover by Gordon Ogilvie By: Barrett-Lennard, Jane, active 1995 Ref: OHInt-0576-02 Description: Jane Barrett-Lennard was a friend of Denis Glover. Describes her life as a teacher and meeting Denis Glover through the Christchurch Literary Club. Talks a...
Winter Show building, and James K.Baxter play rehearsal, Wellington
Date: 1973 From: Westra, Ans, 1936-: Photographs Ref: AW-0780 Description: Five frames show people at the Winter Show building, Wellington, in 1973. Seven frames show scenes from a James K.Baxter play rehearsal, Wellington, 1973. U...
Date: 1983 - 1985 From: Depot Theatre :[Ephemera and programmes of octavo size for theatre and dance productions at the Depot Theatre, Wellington. 1983-1993] Ref: Eph-A-DEPOT-1983/1985 Description: Includes: 1983: "Moments like these"; a play on the life of a stereotypist, by Pip Byrne in collaboration with Alyson Baker and Philippa Campbell. Directed b...
Date: 1968 From: Unity Theatre :[Programmes, fliers and small posters relating to plays and dramatic performances] Ref: EPH-B-UNITY-1968 Description: Includes: 1968: A reading of "The Apple cart", by George Bernard Shaw. Cast includes: Brenda Cleve, Jane Charlton, Tony Fletcher, Jean McVeigh, Jan Fraser, M...
Date: 1950-1969 From: [Ephemera of octavo size concerning New Zealand poets, poetry poetry readings] Ref: Eph-A-POETRY-1950/1969 Description: Includes: 1950: Maria Dronke reads poetry. Town Hall Concert Chamber, 14 March 1950. Programme Maria Dronke reads poetry. Helen Hitchings Gallery, 12 October...
Date: 1968 From: Unity Theatre :[Programmes and fliers relating to plays and dramatic performances] Ref: Eph-A-UNITY-1968 Description: Includes: "The bureaucrat", by James K Baxter. Produced by Patrick Craddock. Unity Theatre Aro Street, 15-25 May 1968. Programme (2 copies) "A day in the dea...
Date: 1972 From: Unity Theatre :[Programmes and fliers relating to plays and dramatic performances] Ref: Eph-A-UNITY-1972 Description: Includes: "After Haggerty", by David Mercer. Directed and designed by Jean Crabtree. Unity Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace, 18 August - 2 September 1972. Programme. ...
Date: 1973 From: Unity Theatre :[Programmes and fliers relating to plays and dramatic performances] Ref: Eph-A-UNITY-1973 Description: Includes: New Zealand premiere of "After the fall". by Arthur Miller. Directed by Russell Aitken. Unity Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace, 29 June - 14 July 1973. Prog...
Date: 1988 From: [Programmes and ephemera of octavo size for drama productions in New Zealand] Ref: Eph-A-DRAMA-1988 Description: Includes: Butterfly Creek Theatre Troupe. "The hollow", a play by Agatha Christie. Muritai School Hall, 15-17 April [1988]. Flier only New Zealand Actors Com...