Born in England, his early expectations of a large inheritance were disappointed and it was decided that he should emigrate to Australia where he had connections. He arrived in Melbourne in June Clarke's literary talents quickly became apparent and by November he had been published in Melbourne Punch.
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After abortive attempts at working in a bank and on the land, Clarke settled down to a career combining journalism, literary writing and librarianship. This exhibition aims to provide coverage of these three facets of his life, as well as offering one or two glimpses into his private life. Clarke was always able to earn a living of sorts by his pen.
Ian McLaren has described him as 'essentially the journalist. He was able to sense a story; he was aggressive and combative, ready to translate his thoughts into arresting words that caught the imagination of the public, or aroused antagonism to his views expressed so forthrightly'. A series of articles, 'Lower Bohemia', about Melbourne low life appeared in the Australasian and were particularly successful, being strong pieces of investigative journalism.
Clarke had also been contributing to the Australian monthly magazine, shortly to become the Colonial monthly. He became co-proprietor and editor of the Colonial monthly for a time, during which his first novel, Long odds was serialised.
Clarke then moved on to become co-proprietor and editor of Humbug but, despite an impressive stable of contributors including Henry Kendall, G. Walstab and Clarke himself and satiric content, Humbug was not a financial success. Undaunted, Clarke continued to contribute to newspapers for the rest of his life. The Yorick Club was the centre of Melbourne's bohemian literary circle in the late s and s.
Many of Clarke's intimates were members, enthusiastic literary men who enjoyed lively debate. Some of the letters on display reflect Clarke's relationship with such men as J. Shillinglaw, Patrick Moloney and J.
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Published Melbourne : A. Bruce, Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 3 of 4. Also Titled auvm, , bruce. Author Clarke, Marcus, Other Authors Mackinnon, Hamilton.
Edition 1st ed. Series Austral edition of Marcus Clarke's works ; v. Subjects Clarke, Marcus, Time Period w2w8 Contents Australian scenery. Learning colonial experience.
Pretty Dick. Poor Joe. Gentleman George's bride. Grumbler's gully. A romance of Bullocktown. How the circus came to Bullocktown.
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The romance of Lively Creek. King Billy's troubles.
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