He edited many newspapers and periodicals of his time, most of them of a more radical nature which suited his style of journalism
Throughout his life he was involved on many occasions in various swindles, being convicted and jailed on several occasions. On one occasion he also suffered the indignity of being tarred-and-feathered and run out of town
At one trial he was involved in, the judge, referred to Hervey's 'foul and filthy' journalism and branded his character as 'despicable'.
On 21 October 1918 at South Melbourne he had married a widow Annie Crowe, née Jeffreys. On 19 November 1920 in Sydney he married, probably bigamously, Florence Emily Lockwood. No children were recorded. 'Undoubtedly Hervey has a mental kink', the Australian Worker commented in 1923, 'and is more to be pitied than blamed'.
Whilst Hervey is not a West Australian, he did spend some time here, a few months of it working for the "Sunday Times" alongside "Dryblower" Murphy. Hervey's Sunday Times column, "Cuts and Carvings" was similar in style to Dryblower's "Verse and Worse"
The poetry on this website is that which he wrote or had published here or which was about things West Australian .