A presentation by the authors of a new collection of letters from Australian poet Charles Harpur


The Moruya and District Historical Society are hosting a presentation by the authors of a new Sydney University Press publication on the letters of poet Charles Harpur (1813–1868), who had a close association with the Eurobodalla region.

The Letters of Charles Harpur and His Circle, selected and edited by Paul Eggert and Chris Vening, is the first collection in print of the letters of Australian colonial poet Charles Harpur and his circle – including the poet Henry Kendall and future premier of NSW, Henry Parkes.

In his later years, Harpur lived on his farm ‘Euroma’ on the Tuross River while serving as a gold commissioner on the Nerrigundah goldfield. His widow, Mary Harpur, outlived him by thirty years and continued to farm at Euroma while fighting to publish his poems.

When: Saturday, 20 July at 2 pm.
Where: Moruya Golf Course.
Admission: Free, but a donation is appreciated.
RSVP: mo**********@gm***.com.

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