Story: Intellectuals

Caricature by Kennaway Henderson

Caricature by Kennaway Henderson

Kennaway Henderson was a Christchurch illustrator who joined the city's artistic and intellectual circles before the First World War, and was imprisoned during the war for his pacifist beliefs. In the 1930s he became close to Christchurch's socialist intellectuals, such as the academics Frederick Sinclaire and Winston Rhodes. They decided to produce Tomorrow, a left-wing magazine, which ran, at first weekly and then fortnightly, from 1934 to 1940. Henderson was the editor and illustrator. Tomorrow provided an outlet for political and social criticism and also for the literary efforts of a new generation of writers such as Denis Glover and Frank Sargeson.

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Reference: H. Winston Rhodes, Kennaway Henderson: artist, editor and radical. Christchurch: Publications Committee, University of Canterbury, 1988.
Cartoon by Kennaway Henderson

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Chris Hilliard, 'Intellectuals - New outlets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/node/223273 (accessed 24 October 2019)

Story by Chris Hilliard, published 22 Oct 2014