5 Apr 2011

John Keats remembered

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:19 pm on 5 April 2011

In a quiet corner of New Plymouth, on Marsland Hill behind St Mary's Cathedral, lies the final resting place of a man whose support allowed John Keats to write some of his greatest work. Charles Brown was a friend, mentor and benefactor to John Keats. Twenty one years after Keats died, Charles Brown immigrated to New Zealand in 1841 and died a year later. This past weekend, the Mayor of New Plymouth, the British Deputy High Commissioner and one of the world's leading authorities on John Keats attended a wreath laying ceremony at Brown's grave.