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Charles Harpur
 
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Judith A. Wright
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Charles Harpur

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Hardcover, 50 pages
Published by Oxford University Press (first published September 1967)
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Michael
Jul 04, 2016 Michael rated it really liked it
This is only a short pamphlet, but it is written with economy and grace, and makes a deep argument passionately.

Judith Wright was one of the greatest Australian poets of the twentieth century, and Harpur one of the greatest Australian poets of the nineteenth. Wright had the good fortune of fame and respect, in her own lifetime and after; Harpur had only the ignominy of neglect, and most of his poems languished in the archive of the Mitchell Library in Sydney until the 1980s.

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Judith Wright is probably Australia's greatest poet; she was also an ardent conservationist and activist. She died in 2000, at the age of 85.

Over a long and distinguished literary career, she published poetry, children's books, literary essays, biographies, histories and other works of non-fiction.

Her commitment to the Great Barrier Reef began in 1962, when she helped found the Wildlife Preservati
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