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


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

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

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, doi: 10.20314/als.7a4a9a9cde.