Fairburn, A.R.D. (Arthur Rex Dugard) (1904–1957) By Hall, Molly
A.R.D. Fairburn was a New Zealand poet, essayist, journalist, and painter who, with other poet-countrymen, cultivated a national identity as distinct from that of a British Colony. Fairburn, a fourth-generation New Zealander, was born to sugar company accountant Arthur and piano teacher and governess Teresa in Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand on 2 February 1904.