Story: Rivers

James K. Baxter

James K. Baxter

In the late 1960s the poet James K. Baxter started a commune at Jerusalem, a settlement with a strong Māori and Catholic history on the Whanganui River. Poems written at the time reveal the importance of this landscape in his spiritual search.

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David Young, 'Rivers - Rivers and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 August 2020)

Story by David Young, published 24 Sep 2007