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Will H. Ogilvie

Biography

William Henry (Will) Ogilvie (1869-1963), poet and journalist, was born near Kelso, Scotland, and came to Australia in 1889. He worked horse-breaking, droving, mustering and camped out in an area that ran from the Channel country of Queensland to the Coorong of South Australia. He contributed ballads to the Bulletin and the Melbourne Weekly Times, among other publications. His best known poems include 'The Death of Ben Hall' and 'Fair Girls and Gray Horses'. He also wrote 'On Morant' for his good friend Harry 'The Breaker' Morant. Will Ogilvie returned to Scotland in 1901 and continued to write poems about Australia, including, during World War One, his tribute to the country he left, The Australian and Other Verses.

Works by Will H. Ogilvie

  • the-australian-and-other-verses