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John K. Ewers John K. Ewers i(A2861 works by) (a.k.a. John Keith Ewers; J. K. Ewers; Keith Ewers)
Also writes as: J. K. Waterjugs ; Telamon
Born: Established: 13 Jun 1904 Subiaco, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 9 Mar 1978 Shenton Park, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,
Gender: Male
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J. K. Ewers was a schoolteacher from 1924 until 1947 when he became a professional writer. He taught in the Western Australian wheatbelt during the 1920s and then in the Perth metropolitan area.

In 1930, he assisted Walter Murdoch to found the Australian Reading Circle. He became the foundation President of the WA Branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers in 1938, served another term in 1946-19477, and was made a Life Member in 1967.

Ewers also wrote The Story of the Pipe-line (1935), an account of the construction of the Coolgardie water scheme,Bruce Rock: The Story of a District (1959) and The Western Gateway : 100 Years Of Local Government in Fremantle, Western Australia (1948).

Most Referenced Works


  • Also wrote as 'Yorick'.

    Source: 'The Australian Bookman', The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) 12 Nov 1932: 12

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon With the Sun on My Back Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1953 Z318882 1953 single work prose biography travel
1951 [second] Commonwealth Jubilee Literary Competition
Andy 1939 single work short story
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 25 October vol. 60 no. 3115 1939; (p. 5) Harvest : And Other Stories 1949; (p. 99-107)
1939 winner The Bulletin New Writer Competition for Short Stories
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