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Gare, Nene (1919–1994)

Gare, Nene (1919–1994)

Australian novelist. Name variations: Doris Violet May Wadham. Born May 9, 1919, in Adelaide, South Australia; died May 29, 1994, in Perth, Western Australia; dau. of John Wadham and Mary Wadham; m. Frank Gare, 1941; children: 3.

Moved with husband to Papua New Guinea (1946–48) and then to banana plantation in Carnarvon, Western Australia; worked as artist and was involved in People for Nuclear Disarmament; published The Fringe Dwellers (1961), which was praised for its sensitive account of the life of part-aborigines and filmed (1986); other works include Green Gold (1963), Bend to the Wind (1978), A House with Verandahs (1980), and An Island Away (1981); published stories and reviews in Bulletin, Meanjin, Overland, West Australian and Canberra Times.

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