Vonda Stanley's collection of early Australian bush poems


About Shaw Neilson


Born John Shaw Neilson in 1872 in South Australia of poor Scottish immigrants.  He had a congenital eye condition, which meant he was unable to read for himself after his early thirties.  He worked as a labourer.  

From the 1890's he sent work to 'The Bulletin' in Sydney.


Shaw Neilson  b.1872

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