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Roe, Jillian (Jill) Isobel (1940 - 2017)

Born
1940
Tumby Bay, South Australia, Australia
Died
12 January 2017
Pearl Beach, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Historian

Summary

Jill Roe was a distinguished Australian historian and academic who wrote an important biography of the Australian writer Miles Franklin. She published her memoir, Our Fathers Cleared the Bush, about her childhood on the Eyre Peninsula in 2016.

Read more about Jill Roe in our sister publication The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia.

Sources used to compile this entry: Torsh, Daniela, 'Jill Roe, Miles Franklin biographer, remembered as 'one of Australia's greatest historians'', ABC News Online, ABC Online, 17 January 2017, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-17/jill-roe-historian-dies-aged-76/8185528.

Helen Morgan

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