Daley, Victor J. (Victor James), 1858-1905

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Daley, Victor J. (Victor James), 1858-1905

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Victor Daley was born in 1858 in County Meath, Ireland, and educated in several Christian Brothers' schools. In 1878 he migrated to Sydney and began a career as a journalist and poet, writing for 'Sydney Punch' and the Bulletin. In the late 1880s and early 1890s he was one of the most popular balladists of the Bulletin. In 1898 he published his first book of verse, 'At Dawn and Dusk'. Daley died in 1905 from tuberculosis.


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