Colleen Margaretta McCULLOUGH
Born: 1 June 1937
Died: 29 January 2015Special Achievements:
Author - including The Thornbirds, Tim and many others, including historical novels.
Scientist who established the Department of Neurophysiology at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital.
12 June 2006 - She was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia, “[f]or service to the arts as an author and to the community through roles supporting national and international educational programs, medico-scientific disciplines and charitable organisations and causes.”
Worked at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital and Yale University, USA.
1993 - The depth of historical research for the novels on ancient Rome led to her being awarded a Doctor of Letters degree by Macquarie University.