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Leon Maxwell Gellert was an Australian poet. He was born in Walkerville, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. He was subjected to bullying by his father, a Methodist of Hungarian extraction, to which he reacted by learning self-defence at the YMCA. After an education at Adelaide High School, he embarked on a teaching career; first as a student-teacher at Unley High School then at the University of Adelaide's Teacher Training College. He enlisted with the Australian Imperial Forces 10th Battalion within weeks of the outbreak of the Great War and sailed for Cairo on 22 October 1914. He landed at Ari Burnu Beach, Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, was wounded and repatriated as medically unfit in June 1916. He attempted to re-enlist but was soon found out. He returned to teaching at Norwood Public School. During periods of inactivity he had been indulging his appetite for writing poetry. Songs of a Campaign was his first published book of verse, and was favourably reviewed by The Bulletin. Angus & Robertson soon published a new edition, illustrated by Norman Lindsay. His second, The Isle of San, also illustrated by Lindsay, was not so well received however.

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A Night Attack
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The Cross 125 Views
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Acceptance
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Memory
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The Brothers
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The Diggers
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The Husband
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The Three Concerned
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The Australian Muse
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The Riddle Of The Sphinx 110 Views
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Goodbye
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Dreamlight
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Armageddon
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The Advice Of Treachery
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The Change
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The Cry Of Mammon
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Dreams of France
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Memories
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Mockery
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Anzac Cove
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Dejection
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Before Action
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The Speech Of Flattery
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A Song 94 Views
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A Book of Wordsworth
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The Wrecked Aeroplane
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Blind!
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Lemnos Revisited
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Murder
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The Attack at Dawn
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The Dreamer
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Sights
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War!
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The Soldier
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The Dead
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Bluebeard’s First Wife
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One who Died: In Memory of E.W.T.S.
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The Cripple
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Cold!
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Now ‘Neath the Cool Stars
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The Veteran
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Through A Porthole
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Lemnos Visited
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The Christmas Beetle 73 Views
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The Trumpets Of Heaven
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Ease. 1914
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Lost!
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The Retirement Of Mars
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The Burial: In Memory of W.L.E.
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The Invocation Of Jealousy
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The Last to Leave
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The Hawk
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Lemnos Harbour
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The Grey World
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The Song’s End
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The Christmas Beetle 57 Views
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Poppies 52 Views
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The Death
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Rapine
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The Gecko
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The Influence Of Lust
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The Blind Man
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Again the Clash is East
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The Bush Lover
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These Men
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Rendezvous
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The Return
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Patience
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The Old and the New
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The Teacher
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The Soul Forsaken
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The Epileptic
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The River
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The Coming Of War
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Red
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Fever!
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The House Delirious
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To a Man who Wished to Die
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The Jester in the Trench
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The Moving Of The Shades
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The True Dawn
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The Consumptive
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