Peter Bladen

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Peter Bladen, (1922–2001) was an Australian poet born at Perth. He was later educated at the University of Western Australia, and the University of Melbourne. He travelled extensively through Australia, working in the 1960s as a journalist and writer, including writing for The Mavis Bramston Show. In the 1980s he moved to Turkey, where he became a Muslim and took the name Yusuf Bladen-Pryor.[1]

His first book, The Old Ladies at Newington, won the Commonwealth Jubilee Literary Prize.[1]


  • The Old Ladies at Newington (1953)[2]
  • Masque for a Modern Minstrel (1962)[3]
  • Millefleurs (2000) (as Yusuf Bladen-Pryor)[4]


  1. ^ a b "New literary manuscripts for the Scholars' Centre". Library News. University of Western Australia (104): 2. July 2002. ISSN 1444-8157.
  2. ^ Green, Henry Mackenzie (1961). A history of Australian literature. 2. Angus and Robertson. p. 1404. OCLC 310091948.
  3. ^ "Meanjin quarterly". Meanjin quarterly. 23: 441. 1964.
  4. ^ "The potent triangle: Empires, Islam and the Pamir region". National Observer (Australia). 22 September 2002.