Item F1111 - [Poems]

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F1111

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[Poems]

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  • [196-?]. (Creation)

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2 v. ; 26 cm.

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(1872-1942)

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John Shaw Neilson was born at Penola, South Australia, in 1872. His parents, John Neilson and Margaret McKinnon made a meagre living as bush-workers and selectors, moving many times in search of work on surrounding stations. Both Shaw and his father John Neilson published verse in the Bulletin, but the younger man established a relationship with the editor, A. G. Stephens, that encouraged further contributions and supported the publication of several volumes of poetry. Collections of poetry have been edited by James Devaney, Judith Wright, A. R. Chisholm and Cliff Hanna. Neilson is regarded by many as Australia's finest lyrical poet. -- excerpted from AustLit

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Mitchell Library; National Library of Australia

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R.J. McKimm collection

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Typescript of poems from original mss in the Mitchell Library, the National Library of Australia, and the R.J. McKimm collection, selected by Ruth Harrison in 1967 as part of the preparation for 'Witness of spring' edited by Val Vallis and Judith Wright, and published by Angus and Robertson, 1970.

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Migrated

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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