AustLit logo
On Being Ruined by a Fondness for Beer single work   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 On Being Ruined by a Fondness for Beer
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

An overview of the life of Derwent Moultrie Coleridge (grandson of Samuel Taylor Coleridge).

Derwent Moultrie Coleridge migrated to South Australia in 1851 following a less than illustrious student career at both Oxford and Cambridge universities. He worked at various jobs in South Australia before joining the police force in Victoria and later took up teaching roles at Geelong Grammar School and Brighton Park School.

After a brief sojourn in England, Coleridge took up a position at St Mark’s Collegiate School in Sydney. During the 1860s and 1870s, some of Coleridge's poetry was published in colonial newspapers. (It was also during this period that his propensity for drunkenness saw him incarcerated in Darlinghurst Gaol.)

Coleridge tried his hand at acting in the 1870s, but his name appeared in newspapers more often for petty criminal offences than for his prowess on the stage. Coleridge died in December 1880 and is buried at Rookwood Cemetery.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2016
Notes:

Sighted: 12/02/2019

Last amended 12 Feb 2019 11:36:22
X