Donkin, Nance (Clare)

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DONKIN, Nance (Clare)

DONKIN, Nance (Clare). Australian, b. 1915. Genres: Children's fiction, Novellas/Short stories, History. Career: Recipient: Member, Order of Australia, 1986, and Alice Award, Society of Women Writers Australia, 1990; Journalist, Daily Mercury, Maitland, and Morning Herald, Newcastle. President, Children's Book Council, Victoria, 1968-76. Publications: Araluen Adventures, 1946; No Medals for Meg, 1947; Julie Stands By, 1948; Blue Ribbon Beth, 1951; (ed.) The Australian Children's Annual, 1963; Sheep, 1967; Sugar, 1967; An Emancipist, 1968; A Currency Lass, 1969; House by the Water, 1969; An Orphan, 1970; Johnny Neptune, 1971; The Cool Man (anthology), 1973; A Friend for Petros, 1974; Margaret Catchpole, 1974; Patchwork Grandmother, 1975; Green Christmas, 1976; Yellowgum Girl, 1976; A Handful of Ghost (anthology), 1976; The Best of the Bunch, 1978; The Maidens of Pefka, 1979; Nini, 1979; Stranger and Friend (for adults), 1983; We of the Never Never Retold for Children, 1983; Two at Sullivan Bay, 1985; Blackout, 1987; A Family Affair: The Women Were There (for adults), 1988; Always a Lady (for adults), 1990. Address: 18/26 Rochester Road, Canterbury, VIC 3126, Australia.