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1975 in Australian literature

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1975.


  • Radical poet Dorothy Hewett publishes her collection Rapunzel in Suburbia, triggering a successful libel action by her lawyer ex-husband Lloyd Davies.[1][2]

Major publications


Short stories

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Children's and Young Adult fiction





Awards and honours

Lifetime achievement

Award Author
Patrick White Award David Campbell


Award Author Title Publisher
ALS Gold Medal No award
Colin Roderick Award[3] Denis Murphy T.J. Ryan University of Queensland Press
Miles Franklin Award[4] Xavier Herbert Poor Fellow My Country Fontana Books

Children and Young Adult

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Children's Book of the Year Award Older Readers[5] No award
Picture Book[5] A. B. Paterson, illustrated by Quentin Hole The Man from Ironbark Collins


Award Author Title Publisher
Grace Leven Prize for Poetry[6] Gwen Harwood Selected Poems Angus and Robertson


A list, ordered by date of birth (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of births in 1975 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of death.

Unknown date


A list, ordered by date of death (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of deaths in 1975 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.

  • 11 January — Paul Grano, poet and journalist (born 1894)

Unknown date

See also


  1. ^ Dimond, J.; Kirkpatrick, P. (2000). Literary Sydney: A walking guide. University of Queensland Press. ISBN 978-0-7022-3150-6.
  2. ^ "Dorothy Hewett passes away". ABC radio (PM). 26 August 2002.
  3. ^ "Colin Roderick Award - Previous Winners", James Cook University
  4. ^ "In Brief : Literature", The Canberra Times, 28 April 1976, p3
  5. ^ a b "No major award for children's books", The Canberra Times, 26 April 1975, p11
  6. ^ Austlit - Selected Poems by Gwen Harwood
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