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Sydney Smith


Sydney Smith is a past winner of The Age Short Story Competition, and her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in The Age, Griffith REVIEW, Island, Imago and the New England Review. She founded and co-ordinates the Victorian Mentoring Service for Writers. The Lost Woman is her first book.

Sydney was born and grew up in Wellington, New Zealand, the daughter of a Maori mother and pakeha father. She moved to Australia when she was twenty-five and has lived here ever since.

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The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past and present.