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William Sylvester Walker William Sylvester Walker i(A3108 works by)
Also writes as: Coo-ee
Born: Established: 1846 Heidelberg, Ivanhoe - Heidelberg area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 1926
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,

Gender: Male
Expatriate assertion
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BiographyHistory

William Sylvester Walker was the son of a squatter and a nephew of Rolf Boldrewood (q.v.). He travelled extensively around Australia gaining firsthand knowledge of station life and mining. He uses these experiences in his fiction, locating his stories from the north-west of Australia to the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales. Walker also lived in New Zealand for fifteen years and worked in the diamond mines in South Africa.

His works are set mainly in the 1860s and 70s and include short stories, sketches and novels. His Australian settings range from cattle stations to gold mines and the pearling industry. Although inclined towards melodrama, his writing draws detailed pictures of the lives of miners, settlers and pioneers.

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