Vonda Stanley's collection of early Australian bush poems
Louis Esson 1879-1943
Thomas Buvelot Esson (Louis), born in Edingurgh, moved to
Australia with his mother after his father died when Louis was three years old.
He majored in English and French at Melbourne University. He was
dissatisfied with Australian literary offerings of the time so travelled to
France, England and Ireland. It was in Ireland that he ws encouraged to
return to Australia to write Australian material. He started writing
poetry but later turned hsi talents to short stories and plays. He is now seen
as the father of modern Australian drama.