Harwood, Gwen

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Harwood, Gwen

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  • Foster, Gwendoline Nessie, 1920-1995
  • Foster, Gwen
  • Harwood, Gwendoline Nessie Foster

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Gwen Harwood is one of Australia's best-known poets. She was born in Brisbane in 1920 and lived there until her marriage in 1945, when she moved to Hobart, Tasmania. Harwood's poetry and critical writing appeared regularly in Australian literary journals from the 1960s. She published eight books of poetry. In 1989 she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for services to literature. She died in 1995.


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US DLC n 82248964

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Revised, Linda Justo, 15-May-2020




Alison Hoddinott, 'Harwood, Gwendoline Nessie (Gwen) (1920–1995)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, accessed online 15 May 2020.

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