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Rolf Hennequel (Henkl)
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Start Date:
14 Feb 1962
End Date:
30 Mar 1962
Professor Rolf Hennequel (1895-1971) was a philologist and writer who emigrated to Tasmania in 1952 and established the Wattle Grove Press in 1958. His early works bear the name Henkl, and he published largely under the pseudonym Albin Eiger. Hennequel was born in Vienna in 1895. His education was undertaken in China, United States of America, Egypt, Greece and France and he became fluent in French, German, English, Latin, Italian and Spanish and competent in Egyptian hieroglyphics. His studies included classical and oriental languages, archaeology, philology and comparative literature. From 1925 he took up academic or teaching posts in Japan, China, Afghanistan and Australia. After establishing Wattle Grove Press in Launceston, Tasmania, Hennequel published his own poems and scholarly novels as well as limited editions of works by Pat Flower, Rodney Hall, Howard Mitcham, Marguerite Harris, Wilhelm Hiener, Dorothy Hewett and Philip Ward. 

Information Sources:
National Library of Australia manuscript reference no: MS2923
Functions Performed:
Arts and culture
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LMSS717 Papers14 Feb 196230 Mar 1962