Michael Dugan (1947 - 16 March 2006) was an Australian poet, children's writer, and editor.

Life[edit | edit source]

In 1968, he first published his own small literary magazine, Crosscurrents Magazine, from the Melbourne suburb of Canterbury. Dugan also created the King Hippo Poetry Band who performed folk-rock versions of well-known poems. With Phillip Edmonds and Robert Kenny, he was involved in the development of Contempa Publications.

In the 1970s, he worked as a consultant to the publisher Jacaranda Press, and was the editor of The Australian Library News. Dugan also co-founded and edited Bookmark.

In the 1980s, he was a consultant and an editor for the Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs.

He worked as poetry editor of Overland magazine for many years. He also served as vice-president of the Victorian Fellowship of Australian Writers.

Besides children's books, Dugan has also written plays and scripts for radio.

Publications[edit | edit source]

Poetry[edit | edit source]

  • Missing People. Bulleen, Vic: Sweeney Reed, 1970.
  • Clouds. Fitzroy, Vic: Outback Press, 1975.

Juvenile[edit | edit source]

  • Stuff and Nonsense. Sydney: Collins, 1974.
  • Nonsense Places: An absurd Australian alphabet. Sydney: Collins, 1976.
  • True Ghosts: Six ghostly accounts. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1977.
  • Bushrangers. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1978.
  • Seasons. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1978.
  • Local Councils. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1978.
  • Australian Aborigines. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1978.
  • Trains. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1978.
  • Dragon's Breath. Toorak, Vic: Gryphon Books, 1978.
  • Shopping Centres. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1979.
  • Travel by Air. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1979.
  • Football. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1980.
  • Dingo Boy. Ringwood, Vic: Puffin, 1980.
  • More Stuff and Nonsense. Sydney: Collins, 1980.
  • Nonsense Numbers. West Melbourne, Vic: Nelson, 1980.
  • Olympians. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1981.
  • Aviators. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1981.
  • Cricketers. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1981.
  • Billy, the Most Horrible Boy in the World (illustrated by Brett Colquhoun). Ringwood, Vic: Puffin, 1981.
  • Tennis. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1982.
  • The Great Overland Riverboat Race (illustrated by Brett Colquhoun). Ringwood, Vic: Puffin, 1982.
  • Unbalanced Poems (illustrated by Mark David). Pymble, NSW: Angus & Robertson, 1983.
  • Growing up in the Goldrush (illustrated by Rudi Mineur). Kenthurst, NSW: Kangaroo Press, 1983.
  • The Maltese Connection. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1985.
  • A House for Wombats (illustrated by Jane Burrell). Melbourne: Hutchinson, 1985.
  • Melissa's Ghost (illustrated by Elizabeth Honey). Melbourne, Vic: J.M. Dent, 1986.
  • The Teacher's Secret (illustrated by Jacqui Young). Ringwood, Vic: Puffin, 1986.
  • Australia's Migrant Experience (illustrated by Josef Szwarc). Caulfield East, Vic: Edward Arnold, 1987.
  • Flock's Socks, and other shocks. Rignwood, Vic: Puffin / New York: Viking, 1987.
  • Wombats Don't Have Christmas? (illustrated by Jane Burrell). Hutchinson, 1987.
  • Spelling List (illustrated by Steve French). South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1988.
  • The Hijacked Bathtub, and other funny stories. Melbourne: Georgian House, 1988.
  • Should We Tell? (illustrated by Allen Hicks). Ferntree Gully, Vic: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
  • The Wombat's Party (illustrated by Jane Burrell). Milsons Point, NSW: Hutchinson, 1990.
  • Don't Forget Granny (illustrated by Kevin Burgemeestre). South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1991.
  • Monster Dreams (illustrated by Jane Burrell). South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1992.
  • How They Lived (illustrated by John Ward). South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1992.
  • Out to Lunch. Carlton, Vic: Moondrake, 1993.
  • Flight (illustrated by Judy Nelson). South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1993.
  • The North. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1993.
  • Daisy Drew an Elephant (illustrated by Margaret Power). Carlton, Vic: Moondrake, 1994.
  • Magic and Mystery: Short stories. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1994.
  • The Emu who Wanted to Be a Horse (illustrated by Craig Smith). Santa Rosa, CA: SRA, 1994.
  • The Convict Era, 1788-1840 (illustrated by Anne Gunter). South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1995.
  • Wombats Can't Fly (illustrated by Jane Burrell). Milsons Point, NSW: Random House Australia, 1996.
  • Bushfires. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1996.
  • The Suggragette Era, 1880-1914 (illustrated by Anne Gunter). South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1996.
  • The Post-War Years: Book I, 1946-. (illustrated by Anne Gunter). South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1996.
  • The Spread of Settlement. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1997.
  • The Golden Years, 1850-1890. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1997.
  • A Century Turns, 1890-1914. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1997.
  • Skip One, Skip Two (illustrated by Geoffrey Tate). Auckland, NZ: Shortland Publications, 1997.
  • Shipwrecks. South Yarra, Vic: Macmillan, 1998.
  • House and Garden. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1998.
  • Women in Wartime, 1914-1918, 1939-1945. (illustrated by Anne Gunter). South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1998.
  • Colonial Wars. South Yarra, Vic: Macmillan, 2000.
  • Boer War. South Yarra, Vic: Macmillan, 2000.
  • World War I. South Yarra, Vic: Macmillan, 2000.
  • Korean War. South Yarra, Vic: Macmillan, 2000.
  • The Chilling Voice. Southbank, Vic: Thomson Nelson, 2002.

Edited[edit | edit source]

  • The Drunken Tram: Six young Melbourne poets. Melbourne, Stockland Press, 1972.
  • The Outback Reader (edited with John Jenkins). Fitzroy, Vic: Outback Press, 1975.


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

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Search results = au:Michael Dugan, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, July 15, 2014.

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