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Riddell, Elizabeth (1910 - 1998)

Born
1910
Napier, New Zealand
Died
1998
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Journalist, Poet and Print Journalist

Summary

Born in New Zealand in 1910, Elizabeth Riddell was recruited as a journalist to work in Sydney straight from school. In 1939 she started work on The Sun newspaper, during World War Two she opened and ran the Daily Mirror's New York bureau, and in the 1960s, she became senior interviewer and critic for the arts pages of The Australian. Several books of her poetry have been published over the years.

Details

Events

1939 - c. 1970
Career in journalism active
1968
Walkley Award (Print) - Best Newspaper Feature Story, The Australian - News Limited
1969
Walkley Award (Print) - Best Newspaper Feature Story, The Australian - News Limited

Sources used to compile this entry: Hughes, Robin, 'Interview with Elizabeth Riddell', in Australian Biography Online, Esther Multimedia and Film Australia, Film Australia, 1992, http://www.australianbiography.gov.au/riddell/index.html; http://www.walkleys.com/winners/database.html.

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Papers of Elizabeth Riddell, 1982-1990 [manuscript]., 1982 - 1990, MS 9235; Riddell, Elizabeth (1910 - 1998); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Poems Of Elizabeth Riddell, [ca. 1960-1994] [manuscript]., 1960 - 1994, MS 9068; Riddell, Elizabeth (1910 - 1998); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Conversation with Elizabeth Riddell [sound recording] / interviewer, Hazel de Berg., ORAL TRC 1/943; Riddell, Elizabeth (1910 - 1998); National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

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