Creator of Dog on Tucker Box: Jack Moses dead [11 July 1945]

[Editor: An article about the death of Jack Moses. Published in The Argus (Melbourne), 11 July 1945.]

Creator of Dog on Tucker Box

Jack Moses dead

Last of the bush troubadours, Jack Moses, known throughout Australia as the creator of the dog that sat on the tuckerbox nine miles from Gundagai, died yesterday in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. He was 85.

Jack Moses was well known as a poet of the Australian outback. He was a familiar figure at country shows throughout NSW. At smoke concerts he was popular as a reciter of his own poems and as a teller of bush stories. Up to a few years ago he was a whisky salesman, and an enthusiastic all-the-year swimmer at Bondi.

As a wartime gesture he gave to the Red Cross all proceeds from the sale of his poems.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 11 July 1945, p. 6

Editor’s notes:
Bondi = Bondi Beach, a popular beach in Sydney, New South Wales; may also refer to the Sydney suburbs of Bondi, Bondi Beach, Bondi Junction, or North Bondi

NSW = New South Wales

outback = remote rural areas; sparsely-inhabited back country; often given as one word and capitalized, “Outback” (variations: out back, outback, out-back, Out Back, Outback)

tuckerbox = a box to store food in

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