Harold Frederick Neville Gye

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Harold Frederick Neville Gye (22 May 1888–25 November 1967), who published under the name Hal Gye, was an author of cartoons, illustrations and articles for early Australian newspapers and journals. Gye provided the artwork for The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke by Australian novelist and poet C. J. Dennis.[1][2]

Hal Gye was born on at Ryde, New South Wales, and exhibited a flair for humour.[3] Gye dabbled in poetry, writing over sixty pieces.[3][4]

Submitting articles and illustrations to The Bulletin, several appeared to have been written as James Hackston, his nom-de-plume.[5] His works include political cartoons and other illustrations, later exhibiting oil paintings and publishing articles; the latter were collected as Father Clears Out (1966).

Gye also provided illustrations for an anthology of Scottish Border poet and Australian bush balladeer Will H. Ogilvie (1869–1963), with The Australian and other verses (1916) frontispiece and title page.[6][7] Work was also undertaken for poet and writer Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson.

The autobiography The Hole in the Bedroom Floor (1969) was published after his death in 1967.[8][5]

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  1. ^ "The Art and Humor of Hal Gye". The Mail (Adelaide). 11, (579). South Australia. 16 June 1923. p. 1. Retrieved 11 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ "40 Years Of Blurb". The Sydney Morning Herald (36,120). New South Wales, Australia. 26 September 1953. p. 7. Retrieved 11 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ a b "Memoirs of Harold GYE". The Worker. New South Wales, Australia. 29 September 1910. p. 21. Retrieved 11 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ 1928 'Wishing', Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), 2 January, p. 6. , viewed 11 Feb 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article121699874
  5. ^ a b "Hilarity with Hal Gye". The Canberra Times. 44, (12,481). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 29 November 1969. p. 15. Retrieved 11 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ 1916 'Books and bookmen.', The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942), 26 October, p. 3. , viewed 11 Feb 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article105180985
  7. ^ ""Sunshine and mist."". The Mail (Adelaide). 5, (233). South Australia. 4 November 1916. p. 11. Retrieved 11 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia. 
  8. ^ Ian F., McLaren (1983). "Gye, Harold Frederick Neville (Hal) (1888 - 1967)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 

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