Gay, William

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Gay, William Gender: M
born on 2 May 1865 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Bridge of Weir, Scotland, 55n52, 4w35
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 12°12' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 11°56 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 28°59'


Australian poet who holds an honoured place in the history of Australian poetry.

His first volume "Sonnets and Other Verses," published in 1894, was followed by two other volumes "Sonnets" and "Christ on Olympus and Other Poems" in 1896. A small selection appeared in 1910 and "The Complete Poetical Works of William Gay" in 1911. A prose essay "Walt Whitman: His Relation to Science and Philosophy" was issued in 1895. Gay was a supporter of Australian Federation and edited "The Commonwealth & the Empire" with Mary Sampson.

He died on 22 December 1897.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield requested the data from Caroline Gerard who quotes birth certificate, June 2015.


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Essayist)