Ellen Dymphna CUSACK
Also known as: née Cusack, Nell
Born: 21 September 1902
Died: 19 October 1981Special Achievements: Additional Information:
Wrote 11 books. Author of Pioneers of Paradise (1939) with Miles Franklin and Come In Spinner (1951) with Florence James.
1920 - Won an exhibition and Teachers’ College scholarship, University of Sydney.
1925 - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), University of Sydney.
1926 - Diploma of Education (DipEd), University of Sydney.
1926-1944 - Teaching career, Broken Hill area, New South Wales.
1928 - Wrote her first, unpublished, novel This Nettle, Danger.
1933-1942 - Wrote three plays: Shallow Cups (1933), Anniversary (1935), and Red Sky at Morning (1935).
1935 - Her second novel, Jungfrau (1936), was runner-up for the S. H. Prior Memorial Prize.
1963 - A foundation member of the Australian Society of Authors.
1975 - Named Woman of the Year by the Union of Australian Women.
1976 - Refused the Order of the British Empire (OBE) “due to her republican ideals”.
1981 - Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for her contribution to Australian literature.
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