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SA Newspaper Pen-names
Pen-names of South Australian cartoonists and journalists.
The photograph (right) – signed "yours impulsively" – is of
Spencer Skipper who wrote under the name "Hugh Kalyptus".
Mention in "The News" on
Saturday that the name'"Hugh
Kalyptus" was inscribed on a
tombstone at West Terrace Cemetery
puzzled some readers.
A friend has cleared up the mystery.
He says that it was the pen
name of a very versatile journalist,
who, at the end of last century
ran a column in an Adelaide
weekly headed "Echoes and Re
years he conducted the column, to
which he contributed humorous
and satirical writings and light
At one time he was shipping reporter
at Semaphore, with the
noted Richard Jagoe, who was
known as the "Sandhill Savage,"
and together they boarded many
windjammers, the crews of which
had good stories to tell. Mr. Skipper,
who also used the penname
of "Uno Hoo," was dramatic and
art critic as well.
["Passing By" by Mr Pim, The News, 1 September 1942, p2i]
[Photo: State Library SA B16264]