Kenneth Adolph Slessor, OBE

Date of birth  1901-03-27  Orange, NSW. 
Other  1918  Slessor gained employment as a cadet journalist with the Sun newspaper. 
Other  1923 - 1924  Was a joint editor of Vision; a literary quarterly. 
Other  1924  Published his first volume of poetry. 
Other  1925  Slessor worked in Melbourne as chief sub-editor of Punch. 
Other  1926  Returned to Sydney as a special writer for the Sun. 
Other  1927  He began working for Smith's Weekly. 
Other  1935  Became the editor of Smith's Weekly. 
Other  1940-02  Appointed as an official war correspondent. 
Other  1940-05  Left for England. 
Other  1943  Covered the war in New Guinea. 
Other  1944  Resigned from position as an official war correspondent in a protest against the Army's Public Relations Branch. He returned to his work at the Sun. 
Other  1944  Published a book of his poetry, 100 poems. 
Other  1947  Became literary editor of the Sun newspaper. 
Other  1953 - 1971  Appointed a member of the advisory board of the Commonwealth Literary Fund. 
Other  1956 - 1951  Editor of the literary journal Southerly. 
Other  1956 - 1964  Became president of the Journalist's Club in Sydney. 
Other  1957  Slessor left the Sun to become leader writer and book reviewer for the Daily Telegraph. 
Date of honour or award  1959  Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). 
Date of death  1971-06-30  North Sydney, NSW.