Famous Australian Poets - Famous Poets from Australia

This famous Australian poets section is an educational source of information and inspiration featuring reknown Australian poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from Australia.

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Wright, Judith

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Judith Wright was an Australian poet, environmentalist, and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights. She was also a highly acclaimed critic of Australian poetry.
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Murray, Les

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. Australian poet anthologist and critic
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Noonuccal, Oodgeroo

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An Australian poet, actress, writer, teacher, artist and a campaigner for Aboriginal rights.. Australian poet political activist artist and educator the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse
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Paterson, Andrew Barton

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Andrew Barton Paterson: Australian poet. Andrew Barton Paterson poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Andrew Barton Paterson biography.
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Hope, Alec Derwent (A D)

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Alec Derwent (A D) Hope: Australian poet. Alec Derwent Hope poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Alec Derwent Hope biography.
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Lawson, Henry

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An Australian writer and poet.. Australian writer and poet; son of Louisa Lawson
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Cave, Nick

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Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, and occasional film actor.. Australian musician songwriter author screenwriter composer and occasional film actor
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Alexander Allan, James

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James Alexander Allan (1879 – 1967) was an Australian poet and local historian.. Australian poet
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Allen, Richard James

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Richard James Allen (born 1960) is a contemporary Australian poet, dancer and filmmaker. The former Artistic Director of the Poets Union Inc, and founding director of the Australian Poetry Festival, Richard was Co-Artistic Director with Karen Pearlman of That Was Fast (New York City) and Tasdance (Launceston), and now at The Physical TV Company (Sydney).
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Gilbert, Kevin

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Kevin Gilbert (10 July 1933 - 1 April 1993) was a 20th-century Indigenous Australian activist, artist, poet, playwright and printmaker. He is also a past winner of the National Book Council prize for writers.
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Kendall, Henry

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Thomas Henry Kendall (18 April 1839 – 1 August 1882) was a nineteenth-century Australian author and bush poet, who was particularly known for his poems and tales set in a natural environment setting.
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Wentworth, William

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William Charles Wentworth (13 August 1790 – 20 March 1872) was an Australian poet, explorer, journalist and politician, and one of the leading figures of early colonial New South Wales. He was the first native-born Australian to achieve a reputation overseas, and a leading advocate for self-government for the Australian colonies.
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Dawe, Bruce

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Donald Bruce Dawe AO (born 15 February 1930) is an Australian poet, considered by some as one of the most influential Australian poets of all time.
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Gilmore, Dame Mary

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Dame Mary Gilmore: Australian poet. Dame Mary Gilmore poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Dame Mary Gilmore biography.
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Davis, Jack

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Jack Davis (11 March 1917 - 17 March 2000) was a notable Australian 20th-century playwright and poet, and an Indigenous rights campaigner. He was born in Western Australia, in the small town of Yarloop, and lived in Fremantle towards the end of his life. He was of the Aboriginal Noongar people, and much of his work dealt with the Australian Aboriginal experience. He has been referred to as the 20th Century's Aboriginal Poet Laureate, and many of his plays are on Australian school syllabuses.
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Alvarez, Ivy

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Ivy Alvarez is an award-winning Filipino Australian poet, editor, and reviewer currently residing in Wales. A prolific writer, Alvarez has had her work featured in various publications in Australia, Canada, England, the Philippines, Ireland, Russia, Scotland, Wales, the USA, South Africa, and online.
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Wharton, Herb

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Herb Wharton (born 1936) is an Indigenous Australian former stockman and now internationally recognised poet and novelist .
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Hope, A. D.

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Alec Derwent Hope AC OBE (21 July 1907 –13 July 2000) was an Australian poet and essayist known for his satirical slant. He was also a critic, teacher and academic.
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Foulcher, John

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John Foulcher (born 7 December 1952) is an Australian poet and teacher.
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Pizer, Marjorie

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Marjorie Pizer (born 1920) is an Australian poet .
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Ad-Deen, Adeeb Kamal

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Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen (Arabic : ) (born 1953) is an Iraqi Australian poet, journalist and translator writing in Arabic and in English.
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Mudrooroo,

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Colin Thomas Johnson (born 21 August 1938), better known by his nom de plume Mudrooroo, is a novelist, poet, essayist and playwright. He has been described as one of the most enigmatic literary figures of Australia and since 2001 he has been living in Kapan, Nepal. His many works are centred on Australian Aboriginal characters and Aboriginal topics.
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Aitken, Adam

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Adam Aitken is an Australian poet .
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Hewett, Dorothy

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Dorothy Coade Hewett (21 May 1923 – 25 August 2002) was an Australian feminist poet, novelist, librettist and playwright. She was also a member of the Communist Party of Australia, though she clashed on many occasions with the party's leadership.. Australian feminist poet novelist librettist and playwright
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Albiston, Jordie

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Jordie Albiston (born 30 September 1961) is a contemporary Australian poet and academic .
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