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Rod Quinn1941

by Hayward Veal

Wilfred Hayward Veal became a painter after being apprenticed as a printer. He established an art school and became an art teacher and critic.

Australian poet, novelist and short story writer Roderic Quinn was born in Surry Hills, Sydney, in 1867. Immersed in the Sydney writing scene in the 1890s, he was known for his shy, quiet and calm demeanour. He was a leading member of the bohemian Dawn and Dusk Club (with Henry Lawson and Norman Lindsay) in the late 1890s.

Quinn wrote numerous short stories which were published in The Bulletin, as well as volumes of verse.