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L. A. Sigsworth L. A. Sigsworth i(A8379 works by) (a.k.a. Louis Arthur Sigsworth; L. A. S.)
Also writes as: Lou ; Proletarian
Born: Established: 3 Aug 1880 Kensington, Flemington - North Melbourne area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 31 Oct 1943 Rockhampton, Rockhampton - Yeppoon area, Maryborough - Rockhampton area, Queensland,
Gender: Male
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Louis Arthur Sigsworth worked in the Victorian printing trade until ill-health forced him to move to Queensland. A resident of Rockhampton for many years, he contributed regularly to The Central Queensland Herald during the 1930s. The Central Queensland Herald was a weekly digest of items that had appeared in the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin during the week. It had a high number of rural subscribers, and pages set aside for original contributions from readers, which were encouraged through competitions. Sigsworth's verse and stories appeared on 'Our Freelance Page' and his literary and social commentaries and letters appeared in various sections of the paper such as the 'Book Club', 'Bush Philosophy' and 'Nature Students'. Sigsworth also contributed to other publications such as the Capricornian, the Artesian, Aussie, and labour papers such as the Brisbane Standard. He published two collections of his poetry, Various Verse (1928) and Verse (1933). Never a wealthy man, Sigsworth also supported himself by editing other people's poems and advising on how to place them for publication, and published numerous comments on the difficulties faced by people attempting to make a living by writing. He died in Rockhmapton and was buried in North Rockhampton cemetery on 1 November 1943.

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