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Slessor, Kenneth

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Born: 1901 AD
Died: 1971 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: Australian
Categories: Poets

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1901 - Born in Orange, New South Wales on the 27th of March.

         - He made his living as a newspaper journalist, mostly for the Sydney Sun, and was a war correspondent during World War II.

         - He counted Hugh McCrae and Jack Lindsay among his friends.

         - The bulk of Slessor's poetic work was produced before the Second World War, and his "Five Bells" remains probably the best known poem, relating to Sydney harbour. Another of his best known poems, "Beach Burial", is a tribute to Australian troops who fought in World War II.

1971 - Died on the 30th of July.



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