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Quinn, Roderic (1867 - 1949)

Surrey Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia


Quinn was born in Surrey Hills, Sydney, the seventh son of an Irish Catholic family. He published his first poems in the Bulletin in the 1890s, and throughout that decade attained both critical and popular success. Quinn was best known for his poetry, producing over 1000 poems in his lifetime, but he also wrote a novel and numerous short stories - largely tales of excitement and adventure set in the Australian outback and the bush - many of which appeared in the Bulletin and the Lone Hand. Quinn never married and was viewed as socially retiring but was very involved in the bohemian milieu of the Dawn and Dusk Club, where he associated with many other significant writers and artists of the time, including Victor Daley, Norman Lindsay, and Randolph Bedford.

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Rachael Weaver