Story: Tūwhare, Hone

Hone Tūwhare with R. A. K. Mason, 1940s

Hone Tūwhare with R. A. K. Mason, 1940s

One of the most important influences on Hone Tūwhare’s development as a poet was his friendship with fellow poet and communist Ron (R. A. K.) Mason. Mason (right) offered encouragement and advice, and published one of Tūwhare’s first poems in the communist newspaper the People’s Voice in 1950.

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Janet Hunt. 'Tūwhare, Hone', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 October 2020)