|Birth Day||June 17, 1867|
|Birth Place||Grenfell, Australia|
|Age||152 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Sep 2, 1922 (age 55)|
He suffered an ear infection in 1876 that caused him to lose his hearing by the time he was fourteen. A decade later, he published his first poem, "A Song of the Republic."
His image appeared on a 1949 Australian postage stamp.
He wed Bertha Bredt and had a son and a daughter. Sadly, his struggles with alcoholism led to the collapse of his marriage.
He was a contemporary of Banjo Paterson.