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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 ; Died: Ceased: 2019
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Bruce Simpson was a bush poet and 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 was the 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.

Awards for Works

The Morning Star i "They met one night at the height of drought in the bar of a western pub.", 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Ipswich Poetry Feast 2018;
2018 third place Ipswich Poetry Feast Awards Metro Hotel Ipswich International Award – Open Age Bush Poetry
Gold Star i "The sun went down and the storm clouds rose,", 2002 single work poetry
— Appears in: Songs of the Droving Season 2002; (p. 17-21) The Bonze Swagman Award Celebrating 40 Years of Bush Verse 1972-2011 2011; (p. 1-5)
1972 winner The Bronze Swagman Award for Bush Verse
y separately published work icon Songs of the Droving Season Sydney : ABC Books , 2002 Z939988 2002 selected work poetry
2003 winner Australian Bush Laureate Awards Book of the Year
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