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Ruth Park


For generations of children and adults alike, Ruth Park was a mainstay of Australia’s literary community. Ruth Park died on 14 December 2010, aged 93. We discuss the legacy of her works including Playing Beattie Bow, The Harp in the South, and the much-loved The Muddle-Headed Wombat.


Marion Halligan

Marion Halligan has published some 20 books. Her novel Valley of Grace won the 2010 ACT Book of the Year Award. One of Australia’s most important writers, she was awarded an AM in 2006. Her most recent book is Shooting the Fox. Marion Halligan was born in Newcastle NSW, by the sea, and has lived m... Read more

Lili Wilkinson

Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of sixteen books, including After the Lights Go Out and The Erasure Initiative. She established and the Inky Awards at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. Lili has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Me... Read more

Anne Phelan

Anne Phelan has been an actor since 1968. She’s appeared in shows from Prisoner to Neighbours and almost everything in between, including four years as Kate in Bellbird. Since proudly joining Actors’ Equity in 1968, Anne has worked in all aspects of the industry and is a familiar face on our TV... Read more


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