Marie Caroline BJELKE-PETERSEN
Born: 23 December 1874
Died: 11 October 1969Special Achievements: Additional Information:
Feminist, Lesbian and ardent Conservationist.
“Instrumental in introducing the sport of netball to Tasmania.”
1892-1910 - Women's instructor at Bjelke-Peterson Physical Culture school.
1910 - Began career as a writer.
1917 - Her first novel The Captive Singer published, selling 100,000 copies in English and 40,000 in Danish.
1935 - Won the King's Jubilee medal for services to literature.
Aunt of Joh BJELKE-PETERSON (former Premier of Queensland)
Image - Marie Bjelke-Petersen, 1927
Description: Portrait of Marie Bjelke Petersen Date: 1927 Source: National Library of Australia. Record number: nla.pic-an30849681. Photograph; sepia toned 20.3 x 15.3 cm. Author: Photographer: Moore, May, 1881-1931.
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