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A truncated and unformatted biographical extract follows:Michael Thwaites was born in Brisbane and educated at Ivanhoe Grammar School, Melbourne, and Geelong Grammar School. He entered the University of Melbourne in 1934, graduating with a first-class degree in classics. In 1937 he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford where he won the Newdigate prize for his poem 'Milton Blind'. He was also the first Australian to be awarded the King's Medal for Poetry. During World War II, he served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1939-1945. A series of wa....
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