Biography: 

Charles Harpur, a major nineteenth-century Australian poet, made a living as a sheep farmer and civil servant in New South Wales. Elizabeth Perkins first published a good edition of his poems in 1984. His manuscripts can be seen at the Mitchell Library in Sydney.

 

We are grateful for access to AustLit in the preparation of these poems.

Biography: 
  • Gay, William. Sonnets and Other Verses. Melbourne: E. A. Petherick, 1894. Internet Archive
  • --. Sonnets. Bendigo, 1896.
  • --. Christ on Olympus and Other Poems. Bendigo: W. Gay, 1896.
  • --. The Complete Poetical Works of William Gay. 1911. Internet Archive. SETIS.
Biography: 
  • Henry Kendall papers: State Library of New South Wales, and National Library of Australia.
  • Kendall, Thomas Henry. Leaves from Australian Forests. Melbourne: George Robertson, 1869.
  • --. Poems and Songs. Sydney: J. R. Clarke, 1862. Internet Archive.
  • --. Songs from the Mountains. Sydney: William Maddock, 1880. Google book.
Biography: 

Bertram Stevens in 1906 gives this biographical summary:

Born in Co. Down, Ireland, 6th August, 1869; son of Rev. W. Wright, author of "The Brontes in Ireland", etc. Arrived in New Zealand, 1887. Entered Congregational Ministry, 1898. Now stationed at Nelson, N.Z.

Wright published four volumes of poetry and went on to edit the poems of Henry Lawson.

Biography: 

Christopher John Brennan was born in Sydney, Australia in 1870 of Irish parents. Brennan first studied for the priesthood, but abandoned his vocation at St. Ignatius College for the University of Sydney. There Brennan concentrated on classics and philosophy, graduating from the University with first class honours in 1891.

Biography: 
  • Barcroft Capel Boake notes and Barcroft Henry Thomas Boake letters (State Library of New South Wales); Boake manuscript (National Library of Australia).
  • Boake, Barcroft Henry Thomas. Where the Dead Men Lie and Other Poems. Ed. A.G. Stephens. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1897.
Biography: 
  • Adam Lindsay Gordon letters: State Library of New South Wales, copies at Royal Historical Society of Victoria.
  • Gordon, Adam Lindsay. Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes. 1870.
  • --Poems. Ed. Robert A. Thompson. London and Melbourne: A. H. Massina, 1920.
  • --Sea Spray and Smoke Drift. Melbourne: Fergusson and Moore, 1867. Google Books.
Biography: 
  • Cambridge, Ada. Hymns on the Litany. Oxford: J.H. and J. Parker, 1865.
  • --. Hymns on the Holy Communion. London: Houlston and Wright, 1866.
  • --. The Manor House and Other Poems. London: Daldy, Isbister, 1875.
  • --. Unspoken Thoughts. London: Kegan Paul, 1887.
Biography: 

Henrietta (Hettie) Anne Heathorn, the daughter of a brewer, met the scientist Thomas Huxley in Sydney, Australia, in 1847, during his term aboard the HMS Rattlesnake. Huxley returned to England in 1850, unhappily leaving his fiancée behind in Sydney. Their loving correspondence survives for the eight years of their separation.

Biography: 

George Essex Evans, born on June 18, 1863, in London, emigrated to Australia in 1881 and became District Registrar, Toowoomba. He published three volumes of verse, The Repentance of Magdalene Despar (1891), Loraine and Other Verses (1898), and The Secret Key and Other Verses (1906). He and Mrs. Blanche Hopkins married and had one son, Bowen.

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