Rex Ingamells

Rex Ingamells

Reginald Charles (Rex) Ingamells (January 19, 1913—December 30, 1955) was an Australian poet, generally credited with being the leading light of the Jindyworobak Movement. [ [ Ingamells, Reginald Charles (Rex) (1913 - 1955)] (Australian Dictionary of Biography) Accessed: January 29, 2007.]

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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NAME= Ingamells, Reginald Charles (Rex)
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Early twentieth century Australian nationalist poet
DATE OF BIRTH=January 19, 1913
PLACE OF BIRTH=Orroroo, South Australia, Australia
DATE OF DEATH=December 30, 1955
PLACE OF DEATH=Dimboola, Victoria, Australia

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