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Memorial plaque commemorates Australian poet Ben Frater.

Benjamin Frater (1979-2007) (also known as The Catholic Yak) was an Australian poet. Frater grew up in Western Sydney, and attended the University of Wollongong. He published one book of poetry during his life, Bughouse Meat (2005, Bird in the Mouth Press). He is currently the subject of a feature length documentary movie being made by Magical Real Picture Company (Australia).  

He was a giving person but after many years suffering from schizophrenia, he died at 28.


Address:Northfields Avenue, Faculty of Creative Arts, Building 25, University of Wollongong, Gwynneville, 2500
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.408333
Long: 150.8819
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 21st September, 2011
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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