Mary K. Pershall i(19 works by) (a.k.a. Mary Katherine Pershall)
Born: Established: 1951
United States of America (USA),
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1974
Heritage: American
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Pershall grew up on a farm in Iowa, USA, and came to Australia as a new teacher graduate in 1974. From 1974 to 1988 she edited and wrote articles for several magazines published by the Victorian Education Department. From 1994 to 1999 she worked as a relieving assistant principal in Melbourne state schools, and at the end of 2000 she resigned from the Victorian Education Department and became a full-time writer. Her earlier books included Shopkeepers (1980), a career guide for children, and Oz Rock (1987), a children's reader about rock music. She has also written books with both her daughters, Katherine and Anna (qq.v.)
Last amended 8 May 2007
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