"John O'Brien" and the Boree Log by Frank Mecham

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"John O'Brien" and the Boree Log

by Frank Mecham

Angus & Robertson, 1981 [First Edition], ISBN 0207147450, black and white photographs and illustrations, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners ex-library with stamps to end-papers and half title page, tape residue to covers, end-papers beginning to separate at spine, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges (see photographs)

"Father Patrick Hartigan or, as he has been known by several generations of Australian poetry-lovers, "John O'Brien", was born at Yass in 1878, the fourth of nine children.  He studied for the priesthood at St Patrick's College, Goulburn, under Dr John Gallagher, a classical scholar and later the Bishop of Goulburn.  
In 1921 Around the Boree Log was published.  This collection of his poems was an instant success and it is now established as an Australian classic."

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