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Keith Garvey Keith Garvey i(A23149 works by) (a.k.a. E. K. Garvey; Edward Keith Garvey)
Born: Established: 12 Apr 1922 Moree, Moree - Mungindi - Boggabilla area, Far North NSW, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 1999
Gender: Male
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Keith Garvey was born in Frog Hollow, Moree, New South Wales.

He worked in several outback occupations and has published many books of bush stories and verse based on these experiences. His poetry and short stories vividly portray life in the shearing sheds and cattle camps of an earlier era. A fellow shearer has commented that 'Keith's inclusion in a shearing team always assured plenty of entertainment as he recited a repertoire of poems from a retentive memory that is the widest of any man I know'. (Colin Newsome, Foreword to Song of a Shearer, 1984).

His publications include My Uncle Harry (1978), Uncle Harry Rides Again (1981), a collection of 'tall tales', and Cattle Camp Collection (1987). His 1981 publication Slowly Sweats the Gun and Other Tales of an Earlier Outback Australia is a selection of poetry and short stories. In 1980 he published Keith Garvey's Dinkum Little Aussies, poetry for children illustrated by Beryl Morley. He has also contributed to Old Australian Food Recipes (2002) - a collection of recipes, sayings and bush wisdom - with his poem 'Dampers'.

A popular writer and reader, Garvey has read his stories on ABC radio.

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