Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
- Alternative Names
- Coo-ee (pseudonym)
Walker was born in Heidelberg, Melbourne, a nephew of the popular novelist 'Rolf Boldrewood' who disapproved of Walker's literary writings. He worked on stations and as a miner, travelling to New Zealand and then to South Africa, finally settling in Devon, England. Walker wrote under the pseudonym 'Coo-ee', publishing an early collection of stories, When the Mopoke Calls, with the English publisher John Long in 1898. He wrote seven novels, a number of which had Australian settings and themes.