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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton

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Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, LL.B., a well-known Australian littérateur, is the eldest son of Douglas Brooke Sladen and Mary his wife, eldest daughter of John Wheelton, Sheriff of London in 1840. He was born in 1856, and took open classical scholarships at Cheltenham College and at Trinity College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. with first-class honours in modern history. In 1879 he emigrated to Melbourne, where he graduated B.A. and LL.B. at the local university. In 1882 he was appointed to the chair of history in the university of Sydney. This he resigned in 1884, and returned to England. He has published "Frithjof and Ingebjorg" (1881); "Australian Lyrics" (Melbourne, 1882; London, 1885); "Poetry of Exiles" (Sydney, 1883; London, 1886); "A Summer Christmas" (1884); "In Cornwall and across the Sea," (1885); "Edward the Black Prince" (1887); also two novels: "Dick Stalwart, an Oxonian," and "Seized by a Shadow." More recently he has edited "Australian Ballads and Rhymes," in Mr. William Sharp's Canterbury Poet Series, published in London and New York, and a larger anthology called "Australian Poets" (London, 1888). Mr. Sladen is a nephew of the late Sir Charles Sladen (q.v.).