James Alexander Allan

(1879 - 1967 / Melbourne / Australia)

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James Alexander Allan was an Australian poet and local historian.

Allan was born in Melbourne. He was educated at Alfred Crescent State School, North Fitzroy and the Model School, and was a Commonwealth public servant from 1942 to 1950, as well as in the early years of the century. He enlisted, giving a false age, in 1940 but saw no action and was invalided home from Egypt in 1942. He was paid for the history of Camberwell commissioned from him but the finished manuscript was given to a better-known local historian for reworking and eventually published under the latter’s name. Himself the second child in a large family, Allan was married four times and begat at least six ... more »

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  • Adrianus Luca (9/8/2017 5:04:00 AM)

    Why is Disobedience, by A. A. Milne, incorrectly attributed to James Allen here?

  • Adrianus Luca (9/8/2017 5:02:00 AM)

    Why is Disobedience, by A. A. Milne, incorrectly attributed to James Alexander Allen here?

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James James
Morrison Morrison
Weatherby George Dupree
Took great
Care of his Mother,
Though he was only three.
James James Said to his Mother,
'Mother,' he said, said he;
'You must never go down
to the end of the town,
if you don't go down with me.'

James James
Morrison's Mother
Put on a golden gown.
James James Morrison's Mother
Drove to the end of the town.
James James Morrison's Mother
Said to herself, said she:
'I can get right down
to the end of the town
and be back in time for tea.'

King John
Put up a ...

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