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University of Adelaide Bundey Prize for English Verse
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'In 1912 Ellen Milne Bundey paid to the University [of Adelaide] the sum of $400 for the purpose of founding with the income thereof, an annual prize in poetry for a person born in Australia, in memory of her parents, the late Sir Henry and Lady Bundey, to be called “The Bundey Prize for English Verse”. A prize of $200 is offered for the best poem or group of poems. The competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University of Adelaide, provided that they are enrolled as of the 1st September in any given year and they were born in Australia.' (


1998 winner K. M. Mann For her poem "Hands"
1978 Mystic - Man - Innocent - Lover Peter Eason , 1980 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Words and Visions , (Spring) no. 6 1980; (p. 14)
1936 winner Forgotten People i "As the sun leaps up behind the range and throws", Rex Ingamells , 1936 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 January vol. 57 no. 2919 1936; (p. 19) Forgotten People 1936; (p. 9-12) Selected Poems 1944; (p. 48-51) An Anthology of Australian Verse 1952; (p. 163-164) The Jindyworobaks 1979; (p. 11-14)
1917 winner y separately published work icon Songs of a Campaign Leon Gellert , Adelaide : Hassell Press , 1917 Z137878 1917 selected work poetry war literature