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Bruce Simpson Bruce Simpson i(A10691 works by) (a.k.a. Bruce Forbes-Simpson; B. F. Simpson)
Also writes as: Lancewood
Born: Established: 1923 ;
Gender: Male
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Bruce Simpson has been a bush poet and a drover. As well as publishing printed works, he recorded a number of interviews with various outback characters and storytellers for the Drovers Oral History project. He co-authored (with Ian Tinney) the documentary work Where the Dead Men Lie: Tales of Graves, Pioneers and Old Bush Pubs (2003). He has also been a recipient of the Australian Bush Laureate Award.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 highly commended The Bronze Swagman Award for Bush Verse

for 'From the West'.

2011 Order of Australia Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) For service to the preservation and promotion of the history of Drovers in Australia as a researcher and author, and to the community.
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