Topic: John Haydon Fullarton (1908 -1978)

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Taranaki Daily News Editor 1962-1973 and author

J H Fullarton 

John Fullarton was born in Dunedin, schooled at Napier Boy's High and Canterbury University. He trained as a teacher and taught in New Zealand and Britain. He served in the NZ Army in North Africa then joined the Taranaki Daily News as sub-editor in 1946. He subsequently became associate editor in 1952 and editor in 1962.

He retired in 1973 but continued to contribute a Daily News column "The Man in the Corner" until his death in 1978.

He travelled widely and in 1961, after a seven-week tour of South-east Asia, India, Pakistan and Japan, the Daily News published a series of his articles on Asian politics and economies as Our Asian Neighbours.  John Fullarton also edited the 1976 Egmont National Park Handbook.

He had earlier published two novels - Troop Target (1943/44?) based on his war service in North Africa and We Walked Alone (1946) about student days at Canterbury University.

John Fullarton was also a keen sportsman and was involved in rugby, cricket and bowls.

See Fullarton's obituary in Documents below

Troop Target, 1944?


Egmont National Park - 1976

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John Haydon Fullarton (1908 -1978)

Last Name:Fullarton
Place of Birth:Dunedin
John Haydon Fullarton (1908 -1978) by Ron is Copyright Act 1994