Roland Robinson Poet

Birthday June 12, 1912
Birthplace Ireland
Death Date Feb 8, 1992 (age 79)
Birth Sign Gemini


Australian poet and author associated with the Jindyworobak movement and known for Tumult of the Swans, Language of the Sand, and other poetry collections. He was a recipient of both the Patrick White Award and the Order of Australia Medal.

Before Fame

He worked numerous manual labor jobs, held a position in the Australian Army, and also had a career as a ballet dancer.


He was a superb storyteller who collected and recorded the folklore of Aboriginal people from every corner of Australia.

Family Life

He moved from Ireland to Australia at the age of nine. Between 1973 and 1978, he published three autobiographical works.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow Australian poet Judith Wright.


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