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State Memorial for NSW poet Les Murray

Published: 11 May 2019
Released by: The Premier

The family of renowned NSW poet Les Murray AO has accepted the NSW Government’s offer of a State Memorial Service.

Mr Murray, considered one of Australia’s greatest poets, passed away peacefully in northern NSW, as area which was the inspiration for much of his work.

Known for his sense of humour and insight, Mr Murray published nearly 30 volumes of poetry during an illustrious career spanning many decades.

Mr Murray was awarded an Order of Australia in 1989 for his services to Australian literature.

The State Memorial Service will be held at the State Library of New South Wales on Wednesday, 12 June.

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