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Robert Crawford (1868 - 13 January 1930) was an Australian poet.

Crawford was born in Doonside, New South Wales, the son of Robert Crawford senior, and was educated at The King's School, Parramatta, and the University of Sydney. Crawford settled on a farm as his forefathers had done, but not being successful, became a clerk in Sydney and afterwards had a typewriting business. Some of Crawford's poems were published in The Bulletin and other periodicals. Crawford is believed to have been the first prize-winning haku poet published in Australia, in The Bulletin on 12 August 1899.In 1904 a small collection, Lyric Moods:Various Verses, was published in Sydney. An enlarged edition was later published in Melbourne retitled simply Lyric Moods (1909). In 1921 another volume, Leafy Bliss, was published, and an enlarged edition appeared three years later. Crawford died suddenly at Lindfield, Sydney, on 13 January 1930.

Not a great deal is known about Crawford; he was short of stature, poetical in spirit. He mixed little in literary circles and seems to be forgotten a few years after his death. The statement that he was educated at The King's School originally appeared in the Bookfellow, and may have come direct from Crawford. If so there is no reason to doubt it, yet in the records of The King's School of his period the only R. Crawford is listed as Richard Crawford. It was also not possible to identify him positively with the Robert James G. W. Crawford who graduated B.A. at the University of Sydney in 1912, when the poet was about 44 years of age. Crawford is represented in some of the anthologies, and A. G. Stephens thought highly of his work. His work has a delicate charm and, though at times one fears it will not rise above merely pretty verse, in some of his quatrains and lyrics Crawford does succeed in writing poetry of importance. Perhaps, as Stephens once suggested, he may be better appreciated in the 21st century.
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Total Books: 81
The Book of Iona
2016 - The Book of Iona (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781846973512
ISBN-10: 1846973511
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Young Eliot From St Louis to The Waste Land
2016 - Young Eliot From St Louis to the Waste Land (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374536053
ISBN-10: 0374536058
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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On Glasgow and Edinburgh
2015 - On Glasgow and Edinburgh (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674088030
ISBN-10: 0674088034
Genres: History, Travel
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Young Eliot A Biography
2015 - Young Eliot a Biography (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780374279448
ISBN-10: 0374279446
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Testament
2014 - Testament (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780224098076
ISBN-10: 0224098071
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Bannockburns Scottish Independence and the Literary Imagination 1314-2014
2014 - Bannockburns Scottish Independence and the Literary Imagination 1314-2014 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780748685837
ISBN-10: 0748685839
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Beginning and the End of the World
2011 - Beginning and the End of the World (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781841589800
ISBN-10: 1841589802
Genres: Arts & Photography, History
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Life Cycle Assessment in the Built Environment
The Battle for the Soul A Comparative Analysis in an Age of Doubt
2011 - The Battle for the Soul a Comparative Analysis in an Age of Doubt (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780230609440
ISBN-10: 0230609449
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Black Feathers A Pocket Racer Sails The Singlehanded TransPac
2010 - Black Feathers a Pocket Racer Sails the Singlehanded Transpac (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440191961
ISBN-10: 1440191964
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The Bard Robert Burns a Biography
2010 - The Bard Robert Burns a Biography (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781844139309
ISBN-10: 1844139301
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South American Sketches
2009 - South American Sketches (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151165046
ISBN-10: 1151165042
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The Ayrshire Wreath a Collection of Prose and Verse Relating to Ayrshire
2009 - The Ayrshire Wreath a Collection of Prose and Verse Relating to Ayrshire [ed. by R. Crawford] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150049460
ISBN-10: 1150049464
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Across the Pampas and the Andes
2009 - Across the Pampas and the Andes (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217674317
ISBN-10: 0217674313
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The Ayrshire Wreath 1855 A Collection Of Pieces In Prose And Verse Chiefly By Native Authors And Principally On Subjects Relating To Ayrshire
Too Good to Last The Death of a Caring Culture
2009 - Too Good to Last the Death of a Caring Culture (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780473133801
ISBN-10: 0473133806
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Scotland's Books A History of Scottish Literature
2009 - Scotland's Books a History of Scottish Literature (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195386233
ISBN-10: 019538623X
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Full Volume
2008 - Full Volume (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780224080873
ISBN-10: 0224080873
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But Wait There's More A History of Australian Advertising 1900-2000
2008 - But Wait There's More a History of Australian Advertising 1900-2000 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780522853223
ISBN-10: 0522853226
Genre: History
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Selected Poems
2005 - Selected Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780224076944
ISBN-10: 0224076949
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Is God a Scientist A Dialogue between Science and Religion
2003 - The Tip of My Tongue [Cape Poetry] (Paperback)
1999 - Spirit Machines [Cape Poetry] (Paperback)
1996 - Masculinity [Cape Poetry] (Paperback)
1993 - Reading Douglas Dunn [Modern Scottish Writers] (Paperback)
1992 - Talkies (Paperback)
1991 - The Savage and the City in the Work of Ts Eliot [Oxford English Monographs] (Paperback)Hardcover
The Shroud Society [Black Dagger Crimes] (Hardcover)Paperback
U S Air Force [The Wild Blue Yonder] (Other)