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Peter Murphy Peter Murphy i(A3849 works by) (a.k.a. Peter Anthony Murphy)
Born: Established: 1945 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Peter Murphy has spent much of his life in Melbourne where he has completed a BA and a Diploma of Teaching at Monash University and an Associate Diploma in Librarianship at RMIT. He has worked as a teacher in the Victorian Education Department. Murphy began writing in 1967 and has been interested in the potential of different forms of writing: his other unpublished works include an opera libretto, Jo Being and plays for radio and stage including 'Glitter' (1977) and 'Illuminations' (1986).

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Cane Toads 1979 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 24 no. 2 1979; (p. 18-24) The Moving Shadow Problem : Stories 1986; (p. 157-170)
1979 joint winner WA Sesquicentenary Literary Competition Short Stories by Australian Writers Not Including Western Australians Award
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