Vonda Stanley's collection of early Australian bush poems
Edward Dyson, 1865-1931
Born on the Ballarat goldfields. He left school at 12 years of
age, worked as a hawker and then in the mines. He worked in mines in
Tasmania before returning to Melbourne where he became a journalist. He
became the Editor of "Life" at 21 years of age. Edward dedicated his life
to writing and would take shorthand notes of conversations overheard in public
to use in his work.