- 1868-1982. (Creation)
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Zoe O'Leary was born in Corinda, Queensland in 1902, the youngest child of Alfred and Sarah Ellen Midgley. Her father Alfred Midgley was one of Queensland's earliest poets and MLA for Fassifern from 1883 to 1887. Zoe O'Leary wrote 3 books, Girl Fridays in Revolt (with Joan Clarke), The Little Byron: The Life of Alfred Midgley, Queensland Poet, Parliamentarian and Methodist Pioneer, and The Desolate Market: A Biography of Eric Lambert, as well as many poems, articles and short stories which were published in newspapers and magazines.
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Yorkshire-born Alfred Midgley was one of Queensland's earliest poets and MLA for Fassifern from 1883 to 1887. After arriving in Brisbane in 1870, he was ordained as a Methodist minister and served various parishes in Brisbane and the Darling Downs before leaving the ministry for politics. He published two books of poetry, Helen Young and other verses (1873) and The poems of Alfred Midgley (1908).
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1868-1982
Collection alternatively titled as: Zoe O'Leary Collection.
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Poems, letters, newspaper cuttings, photographs, birth certificates and other research material gathered by Zoe O'Leary in writing the biography of her father Alfred Midgley, and a typed, annotated draft of "The little Byron: The life of Alfred Midgley, Queensland Poet, Parliamentarian and Methodist Pioneer".
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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.