Item 6 - Wattle Grove Press, Newham

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Wattle Grove Press, Newham


  • 1959 (Creation)

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1 catalogue,1 letter and 1 poem (translated) and related letters

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Professor Rolf Hennequel (1895-1971) was a philologist and writer who emigrated to Tasmania in 1952 and established the Wattle Grove Press in 1958. His early works bear the name Henkl, and he published largely under the pseudonym Albin Eiger. Hennequel was born in Vienna in 1895. His education was undertaken in China, United States of America, Egypt, Greece and France and he became fluent in French, German, English, Latin, Italian and Spanish and competent in Egyptian hieroglyphics. His studies included classical and oriental languages, archaeology, philology and comparative literature. From 1925 he took up academic or teaching posts in Japan, China, Afghanistan and Australia. After establishing Wattle Grove Press in Launceston, Tasmania, Hennequel published his own poems and scholarly novels as well as limited editions of works by Pat Flower, Rodney Hall, Howard Mitcham, Marguerite Harris, Wilhelm Hiener, Dorothy Hewett and Philip Ward. From

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Copy of catalogue and letter from Rolf Hennequel, Newnham Tasmania, also copy of translation of Italian poem on Trucanini (Truganini) and letters to the University Librarian urging its publication in Togatus.

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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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Papers of Rolf Hennequel, 1910-1970 . MS 2923
Includes proofs of most of the Wattle Grove Press publications

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gc August 2018




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