Rupert Atkinson

Rupert Atkinson (1881-1961). Courtesy National Library of Australia.

Evelyn John Rupert Atkinson (2 February 1881 - 6 February 1961) was an Australian poet.


Atkinson was born in Sandhurst, Victoria. Atkinson completed his high school education at Rugby School and Dover College, after commencing at St Andrew's College, Bendigo. He matriculated and studied medicine at the University of Melbourne but did not complete the course. After his father's death Atkinson inherited substantial property in the Bendigo area and soon devoted himself to a life of literature.

He died in East Melbourne, Victoria, just after his 80th birthday.


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  • The Shrine of Desire: Poems. Melbourne: Melville & Mullen, 1906.
  • By a Midnight Sea: Poems. Melbourne: Robertson, 1908.
  • A Modern Magdelene. Melbourn: A.J.R. Atkinson, 1913
    • also published as The Renegades: A tale in verse. Melbourne: Edward A. Vidler, 1921.
  • Wayside Poems. Melbourne: McEwan, Stephens, & Stillwell, 1913.
  • A Flagon of Song. Melbourne: Edward A. Vidler, [1919?]
  • We Gods in Masquerade. Brisbane: Jacaranda Press, 1964.


  • A Nocturne. Melbourne: Edward A. Vidler, 1919.
  • Each Man a Multitude: A fantastic tragedy in three acts. Melbourne: Edward A. Vidler, 1923.
  • Ten Years' Remorse: A play in one act. Melbourne: Edward A. Vidler, 1923.
  • A Prologue to a Tragedy (1924)x
  • The Dead Man's Ghost: A blank-verse tragedy in one act. Melbourne: Edward A. Vidler, 1925.
  • Boronia for the Soul (1925)x
  • Prologue to a Tragedy. Melbourne: Edward A. Vidler, 1928
    • also published as A Prologue and Three Plays. Melbourne: Edward A. Vidler, [194-?]

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[1]

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  1. Search results = au:E J Rupert Atkinson, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Apr. 21, 2014.

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