Frank Samuel Williamson

Frank Samuel Williamson

Australia
Frank Samuel Williamson
Australia
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Frank Samuel Williamson (19 January 1865 – 6 February 1936) was an Australian poet.

Williamson was born in Melbourne and educated at Scotch College, Melbourne. He was a secondary school teacher in Melbourne and Sydney, but occasional bouts of intemperance made it difficult for him to keep his positions. He had the reputation of being an excellen ...
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