John Le Gay Brereton: Poet, prose-writer, dramatist [by P. I. O’Leary, 9 February 1933]

[Editor: This article about John Le Gay Brereton, by P. I. O’Leary, was published on “The Literary and Critical Page” in The Advocate (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 February 1933.] John Le Gay Brereton Poet, prose-writer, dramatist Not generally known, even among students of literature written in Australia, is the fact that Professor John Le Gay Brereton, […]

John Le Gay Brereton

John Le Gay Brereton (junior), known to his friends as “Jack”, was an author, poet, literary critic, and scholar. He was considered to be a leading scholar on Elizabethan literature. He was born in Sydney (NSW), on 2 September 1871. His parents were John Le Gay Brereton (senior), a medical doctor, and Mary Brereton (née […]

Professor J. Le Gay Brereton: Sudden death: While on caravan tour [obituary, 3 February 1933]

[Editor: This article about John Le Gay Brereton was published in The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, NSW), 3 February 1933.] Professor J. Le Gay Brereton. Sudden death While on caravan tour. Professor John Le Gay Brereton, Professor of English Literature at the University of Sydney, died suddenly near Tamworth yesterday morning while on a caravan […]

Death at 62: Professor Le Gay Brereton: Literary giant passes [obituary, 3 February 1933]

[Editor: This article about John Le Gay Brereton was published in The Brisbane Courier (Brisbane, Qld.), 3 February 1933.] Death at 62. Professor Le Gay Brereton Literary giant passes. Sydney, February 2. Professor J. Le Gay Brereton, Professor of English Literature at the University of Sydney, died suddenly near Tamworth this morning while on a […]

Australian poets: Professor Brereton’s lecture [re. a lecture given by John Le Gay Brereton, 12 September 1927]

[Editor: This article, about a lecture given by John Le Gay Brereton, was published in The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, NSW), 12 September 1927.] Australian poets. Professor Brereton’s lecture. Colourful word pictures of Australian poets he had known were drawn by Professor Le Gay Brereton yesterday afternoon for the edification of a large audience at […]