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Funeral of James K. Baxter

Funeral of James K. Baxter

Members of the Jerusalem commune carry the body of poet James K. Baxter up hill to his final resting place on 26 October 1972. Baxter, who at the time was known as Hēmi, the Māori version of his name, saw Māori communal values as an alternative to the destructive effects of urban capitalism, and at Jerusalem on the Whanganui River he helped create a community which gave alienated people a sense of identity and belonging.

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Reference: EP/1972/5158/15a-F

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James Belich, 'European ideas about Māori - Modern racial stereotypes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by James Belich, published 5 May 2011