John Wheeler

WHEELER, John Harry Rupert Angior. b. Colac, Victoria, Australia, 26 July 1901; d. Colac, 10 September 1984. Wheeler was educated at Colac High School and Melbourne Grammar School. At the University of Melbourne he studied English, French and History. He taught at several Victorian schools before joining the staff of the Australian Broadcasting Commission as a script-writer from 1938 to 1964. He wrote poetry, art songs and children’s song lyrics as well as a number of plays, and co-operated on choral works with many Australian musicians, including William James*. He retired to his birthplace, Colac, in 1975. His poetry is represented in The Sonnet in Australia and Poets of Australia and...

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