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John Woodcock Graves : 19-January-2013
John Woodcock Graves : 19-January-2013

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

Memorial commemorates the composer of the song "D`Ye Ken John Peel".

 At Caldbeck in England Graves had met the farmer, horse-dealer and huntsman, John Peel (1776-1854), with whom he spent much time. One evening in 1824 Graves wrote impromptu the five verses 'D'ye ken John Peel?' and sang them to the old Cumberland rant of 'Bonnie Annie'. The song quickly became famous and as its author Graves is best remembered. After Peel's death he wrote 'Monody on John Peel' and 'At the Grave of John Peel'.


Address:Davey Street, St David`s Park, Hobart, 7000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.886072
Long: 147.327997
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1958
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John Woodcock Graves

Died 1886

Author of "D`Ye Ken John Peel"

Famous Hunting Song


Source: MA,ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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