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Bruce Roberts Bruce Roberts i(A876 works by) (birth name: Bruce McMaster Roberts)
Born: Established: 1952 Flowerdale, Wynyard - Somerset area, Northwest Tasmania, Tasmania, ;
Gender: Male
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A farmer, nurseryman and bushman like his father, Barney Roberts (q.v.), Bruce Roberts won many Tasmanian awards for his short stories and poetry. He travelled throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, where Egypt provided inspiration for a series of poems. His work can be found in newspapers such as the Sydney Morning Herald and the Weekend Australian, literary magazines Overland, Inprint, LiNQ, and Australian Short Stories amongst others, and the anthologies of Tasmanian writers Pot Luck (1979), Here Today (1980), and Storyline (1990). Roberts was writer-in-residence at various locations in Tasmania including an Art and Working Life project at Edgell's Ulverstone plant which resulted in They Could Have Burnt the House Down! (1993), a discussion of the conflicts of holding a job and keeping the family together.

Roberts also provided texts for and performed with the Tasmanian contemporary music ensemble Nyet.

Most Referenced Works


  • WW95 lists a cassette, Poetry from the Battle of Burnie (1992), Letters to Europe (as editor, 1993), and Watching the Walls (forthcoming) which were not traced.

Awards for Works

The Rabbiters 1994 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 December 1994; (p. 10)
1994 winner Colin Thiele Short Story Award
Moignana the Black Cockatoo i "Riding the grubs ringbark to pasture", 1993 single work poetry
— Appears in: Ulitarra , no. 4 1993; (p. 61-62)
1993 highly commended Ulitarra Poetry Competition
The Gun or the Vet 1993 single work poetry
1993 winner Banjo Paterson Writing Awards
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