Jonathan Persse is a descendant of several generations of Queensland graziers, and, as David Campbell did, knows well and loves the land. He is a graduate of Queensland University and of Oxford, and taught History and English at Brisbane Grammar School and, for thirty-six years, at his own and Campbell's old school, The King's School at Parramatta. After retiring he set out to research the life and work of David Campbell and of several of his fellow writers. This first led to the book of letters between Campbell and Douglas Stewart, truly titled 'Letters Lifted into Poetry', published by the National Library in 2006, and now sold out. Here, now, is the biography.