Story: Cultural go-betweens

Tangi for James K. Baxter

Tangi for James K. Baxter

James K. Baxter's friends and neighbours, including the carver Greg Whakataka-Brightwell (front, in checked shirt), carry his coffin at his tangi at Jerusalem on the Whanganui River, where Baxter spent the last years of his life. In his poetry and his daily life, Baxter, a Pākehā, tried to integrate Māori concepts such as manaakitanga (hospitality to friend and stranger) with his own European cultural traditions.

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Mark Derby, 'Cultural go-betweens - Artistic and academic go-betweens', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018