Elizabeth Riddell

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Birthday
21, 1910
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Jul 3, 1998 (88)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1910
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Jul 3, 1998 (88)

About

Twentieth-century poet whose works include The Untrammelled and The Difficult Island. She also worked as a journalist for The Daily Mirror.

Before Fame

She was born in New Zealand and moved at the age of eighteen to Australia, where she quickly won a journalistic award for her work with Smith's Weekly.

Trivia

She was awarded the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry in 1992. For her journalistic work, she won the prestigious Walkley Award.

Family Life

She married rugby player Ted Greatorex in 1935. The couple had no children.

Associated With

She was the 1995 recipient of the Patrick White Award in poetry.