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Three separate sculptures celebrate the lives and achievements of A D Hope, David Campbell and Judith Wright. The installation features bronze busts of each of these significant Australian poets who have a strong connection to Canberra and the region.
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.
He was a lecturer at the University of Melbourne from 1945 to 1950, and in 1951 took the post as the first professor of English at the newly-founded Canberra University College, later of the Australian National University (ANU) when the two institutions merged, a chair he held until retiring in 1968. From 1968 was appointed Emeritus Professor at the ANU.
David Watt Ian Campbell (1915-1979) was an Australian poet who wrote over 15 volumes of prose and poetry. In 1946, he settled on a family property, Wells Station, near Canberra, and in 1961 he moved to Palerang, near Bungendore, New South Wales. In 1968, he moved again to The Run, Queanbeyan, New South Wales.
Judith Arundell Wright (31 May 1915 – 26 June 2000) was an Australian poet, environmentalist and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights
|Address:||Garema Place , Civic, 2600|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.278418|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Cathy Weiszmann|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 30th January, 2012|