- 1942-1969. (Creation)
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Bruce Muirden was born in Melbourne and educated at Adelaide University where he studied history. In 1950 he founded the literary journal The Austrovert which he edited until production ceased in 1953. In 1953 he published Austro-Verse, a short anthology of Austrovert poetry featuring work by Vincent Buckley and Judith Wright. Muirden worked as a journalist in Australia and the United Kingdom, eventually returning to Adelaide where he became a press secretary to the Australian Labor Party. Despite the demise of the Austrovert, he continued an active interest in Australian literature, writing numerous articles and reviews for newspapers and magazines. Muirden is the author of The Puzzled Patriots: The Story of the Australia First Movement (1968) and The Diggers who signed on for more: Australia's part in the Russian Wars of Intervention, 1918-1919 (1990). In 1989 he was elected secretary of the Australian Journalists' Association but resigned shortly before his death in 1991.
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Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1942-1969.
Collection alternatively titled as: Bruce Muirden Collection.
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Correspondence relating to the literary journal 'The Austrovert', research material for 'The Puzzled Patriots: The Story of the Australia First Movement' published in 1968, transcripts, newspaper cuttings and journals.
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Material from this collection has been cited in:
Muirden, B. (1968). The puzzled patriots: the story of the Australia First Movement. ([Amended ed..). Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press; London; New York: Cambridge University Press.
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- Muirden, B. W. (Bruce W.) (Subject)
- Stephensen, P. R. (Percy Reginald), 1901-1965 (Subject)
- Bath, Keith P. (Keith Percival) (Subject)
- Wright, Judith, 1915-2000 (Subject)
- Upfield, Arthur W. (Arthur William), 1890-1964 (Subject)
- Tennant, Kylie, 1912-1988 (Subject)
- Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984 (Subject)
- Australia First Movement (Subject)
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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.