Story: Intellectuals

James K. Baxter

James K. Baxter

Nigel Brown's lithograph of the poet James K. Baxter suggests the extent to which Baxter became a prophet for New Zealanders. This was especially the case in the late 1960s during the last years of his life, when as 'Hemi', he adopted a Māori persona and became an acknowledged intellectual leader of the counter-culture.

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Lithograph by Nigel Brown, 1985

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Chris Hilliard, 'Intellectuals - Literature and the modern New Zealand intellectual', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/42357/james-k-baxter (accessed 21 March 2019)

Story by Chris Hilliard, published 22 Oct 2014