Story: Arts and the nation

Denis Glover and John Drew at the Caxton Press

Denis Glover and John Drew at the Caxton Press

The 1930s saw a number of institutional developments that were important for a flourishing national culture. One was the emergence of new printing and publishing operations, such as the Caxton Press in Christchurch. Here, the two founders of the press, Denis Glover (left) and John Drew, are working on a Wharfedale cylinder press, around 1936.

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Reference: Gordon Ogilvie, Denis Glover: his life. Auckland: Godwit, 1999.
Photograph by Rupert Glover

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Jock Phillips, 'Arts and the nation - The 1930s generation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014