Item 93 - Photographs

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5 photographs

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Tasmanian poet, Helen Power was born in Campbell Town, daughter of Thomas Power, who was council clerk of Campbell Town. Helen started writing at an early age and enjoyed reading and translating French poetry. She held adult literary classes, or "literary talks" on contemporary modern writers from 1912-1943 and later joined a poetry reading group in Hobart. She published verses and prose sketches in the Bulletin, Australasian, etc. and had a book Poems privately printed in 1922. In 1956 Clive Sansom read two of her earlier poems at a recital of recent Australian verse and in November 1957 he asked for and was granted permission to collect her poems and have them published. For more information see

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Deposited on indefinite loan by Mrs Ruth Sansom February 1987 (& later additions 1989, 1991) to be held for safekeeping in the University Archives with the Friends' Meeting Records. May be withdrawn by Mrs Sansom on reasonable notice.

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  1. Helen Power when young
  2. Photograph of painting
  3. "Mount Joy", Campbell Town, former home of Helen Power
  4. Helen Power at home in Hobart, no date [1950-56?]
  5. Helen Power's home in Hobart (photo Ben Sheppard)

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May be consulted by researchers under supervision

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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HE Feb2019




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