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Baldwin, Gerald R. (1868 - 1942)


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    Dr. Joe Cassidy : his student days and subsequent career

Dunedin, New Zealand
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
Alternative Names
  • Bramley, Cecil (pseudonym)


Baldwin was born at Dunedin, New Zealand, the third son of Captain Robert Baldwin, a ship's captain and proprietor of the New Zealand Times. He began medical studies at Dunedin in 1888 and in 1890 went to London, training as a surgeon at St George's Hospital. He later came to Australia where he lectured and wrote pamphlets for the Australian Catholic Truth Society. His first novel, Dr Joe Cassidy: His Student Days and Subsequent Career (1907) draws on his experiences as a London medical student. In Racing Silk (1913) and Grey Town: An Australian Story (1922) are romances set in Australia, while Lydia's Lovers (1918) and The Reprobate (1922) are New Zealand stories.

Published resources


  • Baldwin, Gerald R., Grey town : an Australian story, Messenger Office, St. Patrick's College, Melbourne, 1922, 262 pp. Details
  • Bramley, Cecil, Dr. Joe Cassidy : his student days and subsequent career, George Robertson and Co., Melbourne, 157 pp. Details

Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Papers of Gerald R. Baldwin, 1935, 74/37; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

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