E. J. Brady

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E. J. Brady
Born Edwin James Brady
(1869-08-07)7 August 1869
Carcoar, New South Wales, Australia
Died 22 August 1952(1952-08-22) (aged 83)
Pambula, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation poet and journalist

E. J. (Edwin James) Brady (7 August 1869 – 22 August 1952) was an Australian poet.

He was born at Carcoar, New South Wales, and was educated both in the United States and Sydney. He worked as a wharf clerk, a farmer, and journalist, and edited both rural and city newspapers.

He was a friend and correspondent of Sir Edmund Barton, the first Australian prime minister, and helped to save Henry Lawson's life in 1910.

He later established a writers' and artists' colony at Mallacoota, in 1909, and he continued to live there until his death in 1952 at the age of 83. A passionate nationalist, he achieved his greatest fame with his book Australia Unlimited, a bestseller from its appearance in 1918, which urged dramatic increases in the national population.

Lines from his poem Far and Wide have been used in the Melbourne tourism ad running on ESPN2 and Tennis Channel during the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Australian Open.

Bibliography[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • The Ways of Many Waters (1899)
  • The Earthen Floor (1902)
  • Bushland Ballads (1910)
  • Bells and Hobbles (1911)
  • The House of the Winds (1919)
  • Wardens of the Seas (1933)

Prose[edit]

  • Sydney Harbour (1903)
  • Australia Unlimited (1918)

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