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A plaque from the former Minimay School, on the wall of the school library, commemorates poet John Shaw Neilson who attended the Minimay School. 

John Shaw Neilson (22 February 1872 – 12 May 1942) was an Australian poet. Slightly built, for most of his life he worked as a labourer, fruit-picking, clearing scrub, navvying and working in quarries, and, after 1928, working as a messenger with the Country Roads Board in Melbourne. Largely untrained and only basically educated, Neilson became known as one of Australia's finest lyric poets, who wrote a great deal about the natural world, and the beauty in it.


Address:Natimuk-Frances Road, Goroke P-12 College, Goroke, 3412
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.715517
Long: 141.483697
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Source: VMR, ADB, MA
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