Leonard Teale AO (1922–1994), born Leonard George Thiele, was a Logie-winning Australian TV, film and radio actor. He was popularly known for playing David (Mac) Mackay in the long-running Australian police drama Homicide but with his resonant baritone voice, he recorded narration for the ABC and also became known for his recitations of poetry by Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Dorothea Mackellar and others.
He released a series of three recordings on the Pacific label, the first of which was his rendition of Paterson’s The Man From Snowy River. He continued the popular spoken-word tradition of Australian poetry though his one-man shows 'While the Billy Boils' and 'The Quiet Achievers'.
Cover image: Leonard Teale. NFSA: 467828
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