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Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936 Sydney ... was populated by leisured multitudes all in their shirt-sleeves and all picnicking all the day. They volunteered that they were new and young, but would do wonderful things some day. Something of Myself (1937) Rudyard Kipling visited Sydney in 1891. A prolific writer of verse and stories, including the two volumes of The Jungle Book, he had a strong influence on Australian poets like 'Banjo' Paterson.

Near Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Arthur Conan Doyle 1859-1930 We all devoted ourselves to surf-bathing, spending a good deal of our day in the water as is the custom of the place. It is a real romp with Nature, for the great Pacific rollers come sweeping in and break over you, rolling you over on the sand if they can catch you unawares. It was a golden patch in our restless lives. The Wanderings of a Spiritualist (1921) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, visited Australia in 1920-1921 during a series of lecture tours on Spiritualism.

Writers Walk, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia