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Andrew Taylor  
Poems, manuscript

MSS 0019


Andrew Taylor is an Australian poet and academic, born 19 March 1940. In 1970 Andrew Taylor joined the English Department at The University of Adelaide as a teacher. In 1975 he co-founded the ongoing poetry reading group Friendly Street Poets. In 1992 he took up the role of Foundation Professor of English at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia

Taylor has won several awards for his writing including the British Airways Commonwealth Poetry Prize for his 1986 book, Travelling, and the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards in 1995 for his book of poetry, Sandstone. 

In 1990, Taylor was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the arts.

A collection of his correspondence is held at the National Library of Australia.


Copies of Poem titled ‘Some Trees’ for John Bray

Final Poem

  • Typewritten version dated 16 September 1987. 1 p.
  • Letter to ‘Robin’ dated 17 September 1987, offering the drafts and final poem to Special Collections.


  • 2 Handwritten versions dated 4 September 1987. 2 p.
  • Typewritten version dated 4 September 1987. 1 p.
  • Typewritten version, undated, with some handwritten notations. 1 p.
  • 2 Typewritten versions, dated 4 September 1987, with corrections and cross outs. 2 p.
  • Typewritten version, dated 7 September 1987, with corrections 1 p.
  • Typewritten version, dated 14 September 1987, with corrections and notations. 1 p.
  • Typewritten version, dated 16 September 1987. 1 p.
  • 2 typewritten versions, undated, 1 with corrections. 2 p.
  • Typewritten version, dated 15 September 1987. 1 p.
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