|Born||Reginald Charles (Rex) Ingamells
19 January 1913
Orroroo, South Australia,
|Died||30 December 1955
|Period||1935 - 1955|
|Literary movement||Jindyworobak Movement|
Rex Ingamells was born in Orroroo to a Methodist minister, and attended Port Lincoln High School, where he became addicted to poetry. He later attended the University of Adelaide. After a trip at the turn of the thirties, Ingamells became fascinated with Indigenous Australian culture, and became inspired to found the Jindyworobaks a few years later.
In 1935, his first book Gum Tops was published. He died near Dimboola, Victoria in a car-crash in 1955.
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