Edward Vivian Palmer (Class of 1899)
Known as Vance Palmer, Edward Vivian Palmer was the foremost man of letters of his day. Novelist, dramatist, short-story writer, poet, critic, biographer, editor, political and social commentator and interpreter, his active writing career covered a period of nearly 55 years. Palmer’s portrait hangs in the National Library in Canberra. The Vance Palmer Literary Prize is presented at Ipswich Grammar School each year in his honour.