Review of Jock: A Life Story of John Shaw Neilson, by Cliff Hanna.

John Shaw Neilson ltad a remarkable capacity for inspiring devotion in others. Soon after Ius deat11 in Melbourne 12 May 1942, in one of the darkest years of World War II, he was commemorated in a touching memorial published by tlte Bread and Cheese Club which featured short tributes and elegiac verse by Vance and Nettie Palmer, Hugh McCrae, Kate Baker, Myra Morris, Bernard 0 Dowd, R.H. Croll, and academics of the calibre of A.R. Cltisholm and H.M. Green. The full list of contributors reads like a roll call of tlte leading Australian literary figures of tlte day.

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Published 1 May 2000 in Volume 19 No. 3. Subjects: Australian poetry, Biographies.

Cite as: Smith, Vivian. ‘Review of Jock: A Life Story of John Shaw Neilson, by Cliff Hanna..’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 19, no. 3, 2000.