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Alfred Arthur Greenwood Hales

1860 – 1936

Alfred Arthur Greenwood Hales (1860-1936), adventurer, writer and newspaper correspondent, left school and started writing short stories in his teens. He worked in a variety of odd jobs (including fossicking, dingo-trapping and managing a boxer) and then on the WA goldfields in the 1890s. Here, he wrote accounts of goldfields life for local newspapers. Hales worked as a war correspondent during the Boer War and later worked as a freelance journalist in London.

Updated 2009