For the first time in history this anthology of poetry, researched over 12 years from 2001, brings together the complete poetic works of George Essex Evans. The author Bill Johnston first became interested in the life and poetry of George Essex Evans when arranging a bell ringing event in Maleny in 2001 to celebrate Australia’s Centenary of Federation. This is when Bill discovered that George Essex Evans had written the poem “Ode for Commonwealth Day” in 1901 for which Essex received the 50 guineas winner’s prize. Volume 2 the “Complete Collection of His Poetry” includes Evans’ poems that critics often classified as doggerel (poetry with irregular rhythm). The volume consists of 560 pages, parts I – VI, with almost 300 poems resulting in an A4 size book that is 37mm in thickness and 1.85kg. All of Evans’ published poetry is included in Parts I – IV, while Parts V & VI include all his unpublished and untitled poetry.