Item F73 - Letter to Miss McCreath, 1970

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F73

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Letter to Miss McCreath, 1970

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  • 1970 (Creation)

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8 leaves.

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(1898-1986)

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Colin Bingham, born in Richmond, Queensland, had a long and distinguished career as a journalist and administrator in the newspaper world. In 1940, Bingham joined the Australian Associated Press in London and served as a war correspondent until the end of 1949, became leader-writer on the Sydney Morning Herald 1949-57, associate editor 1957-60 and editor 1961-65. He wrote under the pen name of Grapho when on the staff of the Brisbane Telegraph. He published several books of poetry and three books of essays. His autobiography, 'The Beckoning Horizon', was published in 1983.

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Letter 28 Oct 1970 to Miss McCreath, Acting Fryer Librarian, re: his pleasure in a recent visit to the Fryer Library, enclosing 3 poems shortly to be published in limited edition, for the Fryer manuscript collection.

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  • English

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The three poems--'After a bombing at sea, 1941', 'Decline of innocence' and 'Errant knight'--were all subsequently published in 'Decline of innocence and other poems' (1970).

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Letter and poems all handwritten.

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Migrated

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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