File F2265 - Letter and poem by Garry Lyle

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Letter and poem by Garry Lyle


  • 1941 (Creation)

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3 leaves ; 25 cm.

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Garnet Walters Lyle was born on 7 October 1918 in Lowood, Queensland. He worked as a teacher before enlisting in the second A.I.F in 1940. Upon discharge from the army he worked as an educational officer for the Workers' Educational Association in Sydney from 1946 to 1948. His first book of verse, 18 Poems was published in late 1940 and his work appears in anthologies through most of the 1940s. He died in 1984.

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Previously titled: [Letter], 1941 Jun 17: Balcombe Camp [to] Kath [Watson] / Garry Lyle.

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Typescript letter by Garry Lyle, signed, to Kath Watson, dated 17 June 1941, from Balcombe Camp, Victoria. It includes: concerns publication of a book, Kath's decision to contribute to the volume, asks if she knows Clem Jones or his father, and background notes to accompanying poem, Into the dusk The poem is one leaf, typescript signed, carbon copy, with a handwritten note under the poem.

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In copyright. Can be reproduced for personal research and study. For other uses see About copyright. Please attribute the Fryer Library

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  • English

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Revised, Linda Justo, 7-Feb-2024Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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