John Barr

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Birthday
24, 1809
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Sep 18, 1889 (79)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
24, 1809
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Sep 18, 1889 (79)

About

Scottish-New Zealand poet who printed a "little volume" of poems in Edinburgh in 1862 and had his writing described as "this Scots-colonial parritch... watery gruel at the best" by fellow poet Allen Curnow.

Before Fame

He farmed a property on Halfway Bush after moving to Otago in 1852.

Trivia

He founded the New Zealand Robert Burns Society.

Family Life

He married Mary Jamieson and they had four children.

Associated With

His writing was reviewed and critiqued by fellow New Zealand poet Allen Curnow.