Campbell, Alistair Te Ariki

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1925-

Cook Island Maori poet

Campbell was born in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific and is part Cook Island Maori. Orphaned as a young child, he was sent to Dunedin, NZ, and raised there in an orphanage from 1933, in company with his siblings.

He has re-established contact with his Cook Islands relatives.

His books include Sidewinder, Sanctuary of Spirits, Mine Eyes Dazzle, Kapiti, and his autobiography, Island to Island.

References

Campbell, Alistair. Island to Island. (Christchurch: Whitcoulls, 1984)
New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa. 1998 edition, edited by Alister Taylor. (Auckland: New Zealand Who's Who Publications, 1998)

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Polynesian, Melanesian
Cook Islands
New Zealand
20th Century
21st Century
Journalism
Literature
School-age Years, Adolescence
Orphaned (Both Parents)
Institutional Care
Parent(s) Died, Disappeared or Became Incapacitated
Birth Siblings Placed Together
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