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A poetic bent

Geologist, President of the Australian & New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (1930–1932), and one-time Government Geologist of New South Wales, Ernest Clayton Andrews (1870–1948), was also something of a bard. The Basser Library holds draft manuscripts of ballads Clayton wrote about Methusaleh and The Flood, the origin of life, and the mythic origins of the Hawaiian fish humuhumu nukunuku apua'a.

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