Michael DuganMichael Dugani(A4595 works by)
Michael Gray Dugan; M. Dugan)
Also writes as: Roger Gray Born:Established:9 Oct 1947Melbourne,Victoria,;Died:Ceased:16 Mar 2006Box Hill,Box Hill - Burwood area,Melbourne - Inner South,Melbourne,Victoria,
Michael Dugan has written fiction, non fiction and verse for children and adapted stories for radio. He grew up in Bundoora which at the time was largely open country on the outskirts of Melbourne, where Latrobe University now stands. Dugan recalled writing stories and poems as a child of eight or nine. After leaving school he worked in children's bookselling and developed an interest in writing himself. Dugan co-founded Contempa Publications with Phillip Edmonds and Robert Kenny (qq.v.).
Dugan published a series of short factual books for children in Macmillan's Australian Fact Finder series. In 1984 he co-authored a social history of Australian immigration called There Goes the Neighbourhood!.
Melissa's Ghost1986single work children's fiction children's Soon after moving to the country with her parents, Melissa is visited by the ghost of the son of the previous owners of the land who warns her that the well is an unreliable source of water.