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Kathleen Hawkins Biography | Poet

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Kathleen Jessie Hawkins (17 November 1883–31 August 1981) was a Tauranga, New Zealand, poet affectionately known as “The Pioneer Poet”. Well-known in Tauranga, her best-known volume The Elms and Other Verses ran into several editions or reprints covering historical pioneer subjects. Hawkins was specially interested in the first missionaries who came to Tauranga, and in the Land Wars with their tragic loss of life on both sides.