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William Henry (WH) Ogilvie

Born at Holefield, Kelso in 1869, WH Ogilvie attended Fettes College, Edinburgh. He then went to Australia at the age of twenty and spent eleven years there, sampling life on a sheep station. His writing career started with his poetic offerings for the Sydney Bulletin, but it was only after his return to Scotland in 1901, that his poems and songs were published regularly. He spent some time in America before the first world war as Professor of Agricultural Journalism in Iowa State College. He died in 1963.

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