AustLit logo
T. H. Naisby T. H. Naisby i(A9501 works by) (a.k.a. Thomas Hughes Naisby)
Born: Established: Feb 1931 Sunderland, Durham (County),
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 1989
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1955
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


Thomas Hughes Naisby came from a working class family in the North East of England. He won a scholarship to a Jesuit secondary school, but was expelled. He then became a young musician in the British Army Parachute Regiment. He kept his tromboning skills throughout his life. After emigrating to Australia, he qualified as a High School music teacher in the 1960s, through the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music. In his thirties, he resolved to become a poet, due to the influence of Welsh poet T. H. Jones, whom he met at the Newcastle University College. He became a writer, editor, publisher, music adviser, critic, reviewer and broadcaster and made his permanent home in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. For many years he was a music critic and Poetry Editor for the Newcastle Herald.

Most Referenced Works

Last amended 22 Feb 2007 17:18:52
Other mentions of "" in AustLit: