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Wesley Milgate

MILGATE, Wesley. b. Leura, New South Wales, 18 January 1916; d. Sydney, 15 July 1999. His primary and secondary school education took place at Leura and at Katoomba. Milgate (known universally as ‘Wes’) completed a BA (1935) and MA (1943) at the University of Sydney. He trained as a secondary school teacher at Sydney Teachers’ College in 1935 and taught in several state schools from 1936 to 1945. He held the first Nuffield Dominion Fellowship in the Humanities at Merton College, Oxford (1948-50), and on his return to Australia commenced his academic career at the University of Sydney, where he eventually held the Challis Chair in English (1951-61). He became Reader in English at the...

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