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Arthur Patrick Murphy)
Born:Established:1917Balwyn,Camberwell - Kew area,Melbourne - Inner South,Melbourne,Victoria,;Died:Ceased:22 Jun 1990Mildura,Mildura area,North West Victoria,Victoria,
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Arthur Murphy left school at the age of twelve and continued his eduction under his own direction. He worked in a variety of jobs, including farm hand, house painter, freelance journalist and in a lawyer's office. Murphy studied at night and successfully matriculated. He trained as a teacher and gained a scholarship to Melbourne University where he graduated in 1943. Murphy taught at secondary school level and spent fourteen years as a principal.
Murphy's poetry was published in various literary journals and he was for a time literary critic for Southerly (q.v.). R.G. Howarth (q.v.), editor of Southerly for many years, was a friend and mentor.