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ARD (Rex) Fairburn


Publications & Biography


On-line Works

Texts from A.R.D Fairburn Selected Poems (Victoria UP, 1995), ed. Mac Jackson, except for ‘The Voyage.’

Prose by Rex Fairburn

About Rex Fairburn


From A.R.D. Fairburn Reading Six of His Poems (Mermaid Press, 1958)

  • Full Fathom Five (nzepc)
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  • A Farewell (nzepc)
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  • The Cave (nzepc)
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  • Walking on My Feet (nzepc)
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Fairburn Writes Mason. Excerpts from taped talk at Auckland University College, 8 April 1957 (nzepc)
  • Letter to Mason from Norfolk Island, 26 November 1926
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  • Letter to Mason from Auckland, 18 January 1928,
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  • Letter to Mason from Clench Cobham, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, 31 July 1932
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  • Mason reads Fairburn's 'Lines for a Revolutionary' (1932)
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 Ross Mullins, setting of Rhyme of the Dead Self

 My Imaginary Journey (Public Address)


  • University of Auckland. FAIRBURN, A.R.D. (Arthur Rex Dugard), 1904-1957.  Papers. 1926-1927; ca 1930-ca 1957. [Description]

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credit: Clifton Firth 1945-46


Last updated 22 September, 2004