Brereton, John Le Gay


M.D. 9.5.1851 by examination.


Born 1827 son of Thomas Le Gay Brereton, physician, Bawtry and Mary Ann Taylor. [Doctor]


Studied Edinburgh University - medical student 1847-1851.

M.R.C.S.Eng. 1851. L.S.A. 1851. L.R.C.S.E. 1851.

Practised in the North of England probably near Doncaster. Emigrated to Sydney in 1859 and practised there until 1882 when he retired to Osgathorpe, Gladesville. [Doctor]

Publications - mainly poetry and didactic prose.

The Turkish Bath in Health and Disease, a lecture delivered...Sheffield, Friday, December 16th, 1858. 2nd ed. (Sheffield: 'Sheffield Argus,' 1858)

The Song of the Brotherhood. And Other Verses (London: George Allen, 1896)

From Blake to Arnold: Selections from English Poetry (1783-1853), edited by J.P. Pickburn and J. Le Gay Brereton. (London: Macmillan, 1900)



Died 28.10.1886.


  • Med. Dir.
  • Australian Dictionary of Biography