Item F1565 - Prefatory sonnet [and] Christmas at the officers' mess (anniversary of Eureka stockade)

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F1565

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Prefatory sonnet [and] Christmas at the officers' mess (anniversary of Eureka stockade)

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  • [19--] (Creation)

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1 l. ; 25cm.

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(1915-1985)

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John Manifold, poet, was born in Melbourne and educated at Geelong Church of England Grammar School and Jesus College, Cambridge, where he became a member of the Communist Party. During the Second World War, he served in the British Army's Intelligence Corps in Africa and Western Europe. After the war he moved back to London before returning to Australia in 1949, settling in Wynnum, Brisbane. Manifold established the Realist Writers group in 1950, and was involved in a number of communist-associated groups, including the Communist Arts Group. As well as publishing poetry, he wrote non-fiction on various themes, notably Australian bush ballads which he collected and was particularly interested in.

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Donated by Kath Watson, 1979.

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Holograph poems by John Manifold.
Accompanied by note from the donor, Kath Watson, about the poems and their author, dated July 1979. (1 l.) Typescript signed.

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  • English

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Migrated

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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