WALL, Arnold, C.B.E.
A new biography of Wall, Arnold appears in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography on this site.
Arnold Wall was born in England on 15 November 1869 and educated at London and Cambridge, graduating with the degree of B.A. He was teaching in England from 1886, till he became, in 1898, professor of English language and literature at Canterbury University College. Besides winning a reputation for scholarship, he developed interests in botany and mountaineering. He has written and broadcast for many years on popular language study, and his publications include At the Cross Roads (1894), Blank Verse Lyrics (1900), The Century of New Zealand's Praise (1912), Handbook to the Maude Roll (1919), The Flora of Mount Cook (1925), The Mother Tongue in New Zealand (1936), New Zealand English (1938), Theme and Variations (1938), and The Pioneers and Other Poems (1938). He was made a C.B.E. in 1956.