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Garland, Margaret - poems

Identifier: garm-P


Manila folder containing 8 typed leaves of poems: 9 poems in all, two of which have handwritten correcttions. The inscription on the cover - 'Eigentum von Maria' - suggests it may have come from Maria Dronke, who was an associate of Peggy Garland during her time in Wellington.


  • Creation: 1953?

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BIographical information

Born: 1903 Died: April 17, 1998, Eynsham, Oxfordshire, England.

Margaret Garland (known as Peggy) was born in England in 1903. She came to New Zealand with her family in 1947 and lived in Wellington from 1947-1961, taking a very active part in the city's social and cultural life. She was a poet, sculptor, broadcaster and lecturer. After the breakdown of hermarriage in 1961, she returned to England, where she was a very involved resident of the parish of Eynsham in West Oxfordshire, until her death in 1998.

In 1997, Peter and Diane Beatson edited and published 'Dear Peggy: letters to Margaret Garland from her New Zealand friends'.


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Sue Hirst
13 October 2015
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