- Dunedin poems 1
F. Felix McCarthy. Poems. Dunedin: Wilkie & Co, Printers, 1886.
Felix McCarthy was born in Victoria, Australia in 1858. His family came to
Dunedin in 1861. A draper by trade, Felix lived for most of his life in
Dunedin. He died in Dunedin in 1907, aged 48 years, and is buried in Anderson’s
Bay Cemetery. His sole volume of poetry was published in Dunedin in 1886.
William M. Stenhouse. Lays from Maoriland: being songs and poems, Scottish and English. Paisley: Alexander Gardner, 1908.
in Edinburgh in 1841, William MacStravick Stenhouse came to Dunedin in 1876 and
settled here for the remainder of his life. He wrote Lays from Maoriland (1908), which was published in Scotland. In
Dunedin he practiced as an ophthalmologist and published Our eyes and how to use them (1889). He worked as a Lecturer on
Clinical Medicine and Honorary Visiting Physician at Dunedin Hospital, and
Medical Officer for the Otago Benevolent Institution. He was also President of
the Dunedin Burns Club. He died in 1923.
Dugald Ferguson. Castle Gay and other poems. Dunedin: Stone, Son & Co. Ltd., 1912.
Ferguson was born in Scotland and came to Otago via Australia about 1870. He
wrote six collections of poetry which were extremely popular in the late
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially in Otago. First published
in 1883, Castle Gay and other poems
was his second collection. His poetry is typically Scots-nostalgic, although
Otago and Dunedin settings are frequent. In later life he became a bookseller
at Tapanui. He was awaiting a place at Ross Home when he died at Caversham,
Dunedin in 1920.