John Shaw Neilson National Memorial CottagePrint Page
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.
|Address:||Victoria Street, Jaypex Park, Nhill, 3418|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.337175|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||1971|