Story: Whanganui places

Jerusalem commune, 1971 (2nd of 2)

Jerusalem commune, 1971

In 1969 poet James K. Baxter set up a commune at Jerusalem (Hiruhārama), where he lived for periods until 1972, the year of his death. Baxter’s charisma drew many young people to the commune.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - River settlements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 February 2020)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015