A. N. Field

Journalist, Author

1882 – 1963


Who was A. N. Field?

A. N. Field, full name Arthur Nelson Field, of New Zealand - accused of being a white supremacist, anti-Semite and neofascist.

Born in Nelson he was the first son of four children born to Tom Field and Jessica Black. Tom Field was managing director of Wilkins and Field Hardware in his native city, which his father had founded, and went on to serve as a Nelson City Councillor and Reform Party Member of Parliament for the local electorate from 1914 to 1919.

Field took up journalism and worked as a reporter for The Evening Post, Taranaki Herald, Poverty Bay Herald and Melbourne Argus, before returning to Nelson in 1907. He served as a Wellington Dominion columnist for the next 21 years. There was a break during this period when he served as a Royal Navy sub-lieutenant and adjutant at Portsmouth, and on board RNV Spenser in the North Sea. He returned to New Zealand when discharged in 1914.

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