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'Selwyn Pritchard' 'Selwyn Pritchard' i(A3581 works by) (birth name: Selwyn Pritchard Hughes)
Born: Established: 4 Aug 1933
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 30 Jun 2005 Victoria,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1989
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'Selwyn Pritchard was born in 1933, the third son of a Welsh carpenter. He left school at 16, was conscripted and served five years as a subaltern in The Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Jamaica, Guyana, Dortmund and Berlin. He subsequently became a teacher before entering Oxford to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics and graduating at the age of 35. He then taught philosophy for some years before moving to the Orkney Islands with his wife and three children.

In 1980 they emigrated to New Zealand, then Australia, to the Mornington Peninsula south of Melbourne. His last post was as professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Jinan University in Guanghou, People's Republic of China.

He began to write poetry on leaving the United Kingdom... He was awarded the Rome residency by the Literature Board of the Australia Council in 1999.'

Source: Author's website,

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