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Murdoch, Madoline (Nina) (1890 - 1976)

Born
19 October 1890
North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
16 April 1976
Camberwell, Victoria
Occupation
Journalist, Print Journalist, Teacher and Writer

Summary

After winning a Bulletin prize in 1913 for a sonnet about Canberra, Nina Murdoch published a book of verse, Songs of the Open Air. She was one of the first women general reporters at the Sydney Sun, and from 1922 was working in Melbourne at the Sun News-Pictorial using the pen-name 'Manin'. She was the first woman permitted to cover Senate debates. In 1930, Murdoch published Seventh Heaven, a Joyous Discovery of Europe, based on her own travels. Another book, She Travelled Alone in Spain, followed five years later. Her last book, Portrait in Youth of Sir John Longstaff, was published in 1948.

Details

Events

c. 1920 - c. 1940
Career in journalism active

Sources used to compile this entry: Edgar, Suzanne, 'Murdoch, Madoline (Nina) (1891-1976)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110611b.htm.

Barbara Lemon

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