Leslie Allan Murray (b. 17 October1938) is an Australian poet and critic. He was born in Nabiac, New South Wales. October 17 is the 290th (in leap years the 291st) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Governor Premier Const. ...
He went in 1957 to the University of Sydney, to read modern languages. There he became a Roman Catholic convert. He became a professional translator, without completing a degree. He became a full-time writer in 1969, having spent some time travelling and completing his degree course. The University of Sydney, established in 1850, is the oldest university in Australia, and it is located in Sydney, the capital city of the state of New South Wales. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...
He also edited the magazine Poetry Australia, and served as literary editor of Quadrant.
The Ilex Tree (1965) (with Geoffrey Lehmann) poems
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