Friday, November 16, 2007

Oliver, W. H.

W. H. Oliver (b. 1925)


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. The Tempest
1 The First Voyage
2 Ferdinand awakes
3 The Wrecked Vessel

2. Island
3. In Radcliffe Square, Oxford
4. The Streets of My City
5. Trees travelling
6. Augury
7. Old house
8. Apocalypse
9. Historian
10. Counter-revolution
11. Rongopai
12. The empty chair
13. November 1978
14. Rumpelstiltskin
15. A Japanese tale
16. from Poor Richard [1,3 & 5]
17. Mordros

Bio / Bibliography:

Born 14 May 1925, Feilding; educated at schools in Feilding and Dannevirke and at Victoria University College and Oxford University. Graduated M.A. in History with first class honours from the former and D.Phil. in History from the latter. Taught History at University of Canterbury, Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University. Appointed General Editor of The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography in 1983; retired in 1990 and worked on Waitangi Tribunal issues and claims during the 1990s.

four volumes of verse:

Fire without phoenix (1957), Out of season (1980), Poor Richard (1982), Bodily presence (with Anne Munz, 1993).

Other publications include:

The Story of New Zealand (1960, 1963), Challenge and response (1971), Prophets and millennialists (1978), James K. Baxter, a Portrait (1983, 1994), Claims to the Waitangi Tribunal (1991), Looking for the phoenix: a memoir (2002).

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