on 16/9/01 9:52 AM, Alison Croggon at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> I heard last night that the poet Adrian Rawlins died last Wednesday. His
> funeral is today. He had been ill for the past couple of years, battling
> cancer. I was told that on Wednesday he "just gave up", but I believe he
> didn't die alone.
> Vale Adrian. I hope the afterlife is everything you believed.
That is indeed sad news. I could not say that I 'knew' Adrian well but I
experienced his presence on a number of occasions when I was in Melbourne
and your summation of the man seems an accurate reading of both him and his
contribution. I remember some kind words from him at one time, a gathering
at Montsalvat, as I recall.
Vale Adrian Rawlins!
50 Ruby Street
Marrickville NSW 2204
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