1. Don Dunstan ((1926-1999) Premier of South Australia from 1996-1997 and 1970-1979. He was well-known for his role in reinvigorating the social, artistic and cultural life of South Australia during his nine years in office.

2. Ted Hughes (1930-1998). British Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death.

3. Julie Copeland remembers that Ted Hughes was jet-lagged and that the interview took place under the trees on a day when the temperature was 40 degrees Celsius. Various sounds of the Festival can be heard in the background.

4. Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998). Polish poet and writer. Ted Hughes was largely responsible for making his work available in English translation.

5. Frances Charles Webb-Wag (1925-1973). A South Australian poet who suffered from schizophrenia. He wrote under the name of Francis Webb.

6. Henry Lawson (1867-1922). Popular Australian poet and writer. Banjo Patterson: Andrew Barton Patterson ( 1864-1941) Australian bush-poet and writer, best known as the author of ‘Waltzing Matilda’.

7. Judith Wright (1915-2000). Well-known Australian poet.

8. Henry James (1843-1916) Born in America but was an expatriate in London from 1876 until his death. He became a British citizen in 1915.

9. Patrick Wight (1912-1990) Born in England to Australian parents who returned to Australia when he was six-months old. He was educated mostly in England, lived for a while in the USA, but spent most of his life in Australia. He became internationally known for his novels. His poetry and plays are less widely-known.

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