FitzGerald

/fɪtsˈdʒɛrəld/ (say fits'jeruhld)

noun
1. James Edward, 1818–96, NZ politician; leader of the first National Cabinet, 1854–56.
2. R(obert) D(avid), 1902–87, influential Australian poet of intellectual themes; poems include `The Face of the Waters', `Fifth Day', and `The Wind at Your Door'.
3. Stephen Arthur, born 1938, Australian academic in the field of Chinese studies; Australia's first ambassador to the People's Republic of China (1973–76).
4. Thomas Henry, 1824–88, Australian politician and pioneer in the sugar industry.
5. Sir Thomas Naghten, 1838–1908, Australian surgeon, born in Ireland.
RD FitzGerald was born and educated in Sydney, where he qualified as a land surveyor. From 1931 to 1935 he worked as a surveyor in Fiji, and later joined the Department of the Interior, where he held various positions until his retirement in 1965. His poetry was published from the 1920s and his volumes of verse include Heemskerk Shoals (1949) (the epic-style title poem of this collection takes the explorer Abel Tasman as its subject), Between Two Tides (1952) and the anthology Forty Years Poems (1965). Although some critics regarded his work as lacking grace and lyricism, FitzGerald received many awards and was four times the winner of the Grace Leven Poetry Prize.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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