Dorothy Coade Hewett

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Birthday
21, 1923
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Aug 25, 2002 (79)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
21, 1923
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Aug 25, 2002 (79)

About

Poet, librettist, playwright, and novelist known for works such as The Toucher, Wild Card, and Hidden Journey. Her over a dozen stage plays include The Chapel Perilous and The Old Man Comes Rolling Home.

Before Fame

She grew up on an Australian wheat and sheep farm and later attended Perth College and the University of Western Australia.

Trivia

She became a member of the Communist Party in 1946 but rescinded her membership in 1968.

Family Life

She married Lloyd Davies in 1944 and divorced him soon after the death of their young son. Later, she had three more sons with Les Flood before marrying Merv Lilley and giving birth to two daughters.

Associated With

She and Lola Ridge were fellow Australian poets and feminists.

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