Review Frank the Poet by John Meredith and Rex Whalan


Discussion of Australian folk ballads and their origin frequently leads to speculation about a person vaguely known as Frank the Poet or Francis MacNamara, thought by the Mitchell Library to have been a convict, and by literary tradition to be author of 'Moreton Bay' and 'A Convict's Tour of Hell". In this book the authors claim that Frank the Poet has now been run to earth as the convict Francis MacNamara per Eliza to New South Wales in 1832.

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Published 1 October 1980 in Volume 9 No. 4. Subjects: Convicts, Popular & folk poetry.

Cite as: Robson, L. L.. ‘Review Frank the Poet by John Meredith and Rex Whalan.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 9, no. 4, 1980, doi: 10.20314/als.34b7f7f114.