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Marie Caroline BJELKE-PETERSEN

Born: 23 December 1874

Died: 11 October 1969

Special 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)