Blake, Bronwyn 1940-

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BLAKE, Bronwyn 1940-


Born May 18, 1940, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; married J. Roger Blake (deceased, 1985); children: Michael, Daedra, Kieren. Ethnicity: "Anglo-Saxon." Education: University of Melbourne, diploma (physical education), 1959; University of Alaska and RMIT (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), diploma (fine arts and sculpture), 1970; Hawthorne State College, secondary teacher's certificate, 1971; University of Melbourne, graduate diploma of management, 1989. Politics: Green.


Home and office 393 Sinclairs Ln., R.S.D. Maldon, Victoria 3463, Australia. E-mail [email protected].


Educator, human services professional, and consultant; full-time writer, 2000. Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind School, Burwood, Victoria, Australia, teacher, 1959-62; Northern School System, Fairbanks, AK, television teacher, 1965-68; Melbourne State College, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, tutor in sculpture department, 1972-74; Family Services, Shire of Eltham, Victoria, Australia, coordinator, 1978-90; Child and Family Services, Shire of Diamond Valley, Victoria, Australia, manager, 1990-92; Tranquilizer Recovery and New Existence (TRANX), Burwood, Victoria, Australia, coordinator, project officer, and trainer, 1992-94; H&CS, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, children's services advisor, 1995; Lifeline Central Victoria, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, director, 1996; human services consultant, 1997-2000.

Awards, Honors

Notable Book for Young Adults citation, Children's Book Council of Australia, 2002, for Find Me a River, and 2003, for Rock Dancer; Davitt Awards commendation, young adult crime category, for Nick Riley's Ninth Life.


Find Me a River, Lothian (South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2001.

What Price Gold? (catalogue for Pamela Ashcroft exhibitions), Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery (Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia), 2001.

Nick Riley's Ninth Life ("Crime Waves" series), Lothian (South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2002.

Rock Dancer, Lothian (South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2002.

Dangerous Waters, Lothian (South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2003.

Julia, My Sister, Lothian (South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2003.

Carrie's Song, Lothian (South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2004.

Contributor to professional publications. Contributor of an article to The Apprentice Master, Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery (Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia), 2002.

Work in Progress

Paddy Mccan, Waver and Changer and Cornerstone, both for Lothian (South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia).