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Cresswell, Walter D'Arcy



  • Existence: 1896 - 1960

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

A.R.D. (Rex) Fairburn literary papers.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-125
Scope and Contents Acland, Emmie Adams, W. (2pp) Adult Education Canterbury University College. (7pp). Aickin, Rhoda. E.M. (1pp) Aldrich, Tilli (Frankel). (2pp) Allerton, A.R. (6pp). Alpers, Antony (8pp). Andrews, Isobel (2pp). Angus, Rita (Mackenzie). (1pp) ...
Dates: ca. 1940 - 1957?

Milton and the modern world [sound recording].

Identifier: MSS-Archives-89/21
Scope and Contents

Side 1: Milton and the modern world, 2YA?, 1938. Side 2: On Cresswell, by Ormond Wilson and Robert Chapman, Nov 1982?.

Dates: 1938

Resign or else! : the "Wanganui affair", May 1920 / [by William Mitchell].

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-311
Scope and Contents Described by the author as the final draft of an attempt to explain a baffling, tragic and almost forgotten episode in New Zealand literary and criminal history. D'Arcy Cresswell, New Zealand poet, tried to blackmail the Mayor of Wanganui, Charles Evan Mackay, into resigning as mayor on the grounds of being a homosexual. Mackay shot Cresswell (who survived) and was sentenced to 15 years' hard labour for attempted murder. Mackay, after serving his...
Dates: 1986-12-12

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Crime -- New Zealand -- History 1
Homosexuality -- New Zealand 1
Poets, New Zealand -- Correspondence 1
Trials (Murder) -- New Zealand 1
Wanganui (N.Z.) -- History 1