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Arthur Murphy Arthur Murphy i(A2879 works by) (a.k.a. Arthur Patrick Murphy)
Born: Established: 1917 Balwyn, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 22 Jun 1990 Mildura, Mildura area, North West Victoria, Victoria,
Gender: Male
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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.

(Source: Poems of Catullus, 1987)

Most Referenced Works


  • Miller and Macartney wrongly attribute The Choice of Books (Melbourne 1913) to Arthur Murphy.

Known archival holdings

Albinski 164
National Library of Australia (ACT)
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