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French professor Maxwell Walker, 1936

French professor Maxwell Walker, 1936

Maxwell Walker was first appointed to teach French at the University of Auckland for a year in 1901. His appointment was rolled over annually until 1908, when he spent a year at the Sorbonne (University of Paris). Walker was appointed professor at Auckland in 1909. His favourite hobby was lawn bowls and he was said to mark student papers in his bowling club's bar. His one published book was The art of delivery (1933) – on bowls, not French. 

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Classical and foreign-language studies - Modern languages', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43521/french-professor-maxwell-walker-1936 (accessed 8 February 2023)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 22 Oct 2014