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Where the Dead Men Lie: The Story of Barcroft Boake, Bush by Hugh Capel

By Hugh Capel

Barcroft Boake’s megastar blazed in short and brightly as an Australian bush poet for little greater than a 12 months sooner than he took his personal lifestyles by way of striking himself by way of his stockwhip in 1892 at the shore of Sydney Harbour. Barcroft’s lifestyles was once touched by way of romance, experience and, ultimately, tragedy. In Where the useless males Lie, his tale is informed as an innovative paintings of fiction, to deliver the characters to lifestyles. Barcroft rode with Charlie McKeahnie, who's reputed to be one of many famed mountain horsemen Banjo Paterson had in brain while he wrote The guy From Snowy River. Barcroft additionally fell in love with Charlie’s sisters. it's been urged he killed himself for the affection of a McKeahnie lady. After Barcroft left the McKeahnie home in 1888, he headed north, looking pleasure and experience as a stockman and a drover, traveling so far as the Diamantina River in Queensland. all through his travels he wrote on a regular basis to his father. fortunately, a couple of his unique and fascinating letters were preserved they usually were woven into the tale. used to be it may possibly, or used to be it Jean McKeahnie that he really enjoyed? Why did he kill himself, simply as he used to be gaining popularity as a poet? those are the questions this e-book attempts to answer. 

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