Jacqueline (Jacquie) Baxter (J.C. Sturm)

He maimai aroha : a lament for Jacquie Baxter

We were saddened to hear of the recent death of our colleague, and rangatira.

Although Jacquie was a groundbreaking Māori academic student, and the first Māori woman to attain a Master’s degree from the University of New Zealand (at Victoria University) and her poetry also won national and international acclaim, yet library users will remember her as the librarian who managed the NZ collection at Wellington City Libraries for well over twenty years until 1992. We remember her quiet advocacy for Māori customers, extensive knowledge of NZ published works, and passion for excellence in librarianship.

Read more information :

Oxford companion to New Zealand literature article

Pioneering Maori writer, by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman (Use your library card to log in)

Kapiti Independent News article

Opunake Thrush

Auckland University – New Zealand Literature file – J C Sturm

New Zealand national character as exemplified by three New Zealand novelists : thesis presented in partial requirement for the degree of M.A., University of New Zealand, by Jacqueline Cecilia Baxter. (1952)