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Encyclopedia > W. H. Oliver

W.H. Oliver is a New Zealand historian and poet, born in what is now known as Feilding, on 14 May 1925, the son of Cornish immigrants. He studied at Victoria University of Wellington (MA) and completed a PhD at Oxford University in 1953. He returned to New Zealand and lectured at University of Canterbury and Victoria, before becoming inaugural professor of history at Massey University in 1965. He was made emeritus professor on leaving Massey in 1984 to become general editor of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. He has written extensively on New Zealand history and published several volumes of poetry. Feilding is a small town in the Manawatu region of New Zealand. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Victoria University of Wellington was established in 1897 by Act of Parliament as the fifth constituent college of the University of New Zealand. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... This page is about the New Zealand University. ... Massey University is a university of New Zealand. ...


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  • The Phoenix Project - collected poetic works



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