Other Poets of the Bega Valley Shire

Other poets of the Bega Valley Shire with publications include:

Francis Webb set his sequence 'A Drum for Ben Boyd' (1948) in the Eden region. He first mentions the far south cost in his poem 'Twofold Bay', written towards the end of the second world war, which begins: 'The footbal bus hammers the final mile/ From Candelo, and everyone is singing'.

Ken Smeaton : follow this link to his audio recording.

Alexandra Seddon has consistently preferred not to appear as a poet in the local public arena. She has released a number of books of poems, illustrations, and children's stories, many available at the Bega Library.  She is a leading conservationist in the Pambula area.

Rodney Hall is the author of eleven novels and twelve books of poetry (not including his selected from 1975). He has twice won the Miles Franklin Award and his novel set in the Bega Valley The Day We Had Hitler Home (2000) was shortlisted; as was his novel Just Relations (1996). His house at Cuttagee burnt to the ground in 2005 and Hall no longer lives in the area..

Averil Fink still lives in the Brogo. Her self-published chapbook is entitled 'The Diminishing Crowd' (1997) 



updated: 22/03/2010