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27-November-2014
27-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The Park contains the John Shaw Neilson memorial cottage, birthplace of the lyric poet, and re-erected here in 1972. The cottage is a vertical slab hut with shingle roof, cottage garden and ‘Myers’ pump.

John Shaw Neilson (22 February 1872 – 12 May 1942), was an Australian poet. For most of his life John Shaw Neilson 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.

Location

Address:Victoria Street, Jaypex Park, Nhill, 3418
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.337175
Long: 141.646444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:1971
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