Born in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia in 1843. Educated at St. Patrick's College, Melbourne; graduated M.B., Melbourne University, 1867. He worked as a medical practitioner. Published one poem under the pseudonym 'Australis'.(Bertram Stevens, An Anthology of Australian Poetry, 1907 p.284)
Married Miss Quirk of Carlton (Vic.). Died at Ulverstone, Eng.,
September, 1904. more »
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O sweet Queen-city of the golden South,
Piercing the evening with thy star-lit spires,
Thou wert a witness when I kissed the mouth
Of her whose eyes outblazed the skyey fires.
I saw the parallels of thy long streets,
With lamps like angels shining all a-row,
While overhead the empyrean seats
Of gods were steeped in paradisic glow.
The Pleiades with rarer fires were tipt,
Hesper sat throned upon his jewelled chair,
The belted giant's triple stars were dipt ...