Alison Alexander i(10 works by) (a.k.a. Alison Ann Alexander)
Born: Established: 1949 Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania, ;
Gender: Female
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A writer of biographies of both individuals and organisations. Alexander works predominantly on commissioned histories of Tasmanian institutions and edited the 2005 Companion to Tasmanian History.

Awards for Works

The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer 2013 single work biography 'In a period when most ladies sat at home with their embroidery, Jane Franklin achieved fame throughout the western world, and was probably the best travelled woman of her day. Alison Alexander traces the life of this inimitable woman, from her birth in late 18th century London, her marriage at the ripe age of 36 years to Sir John Franklin, to her many trips to far-flung locations, including Russia, the Holy Land, northern Africa, America and Australia. Once Jane Franklin married, her original ambition - to live life to the full - was joined by an equally ardent desire to make her kind and mild husband a success. Arriving in Tasmania in 1837 when Sir John became governor, she swept like a whirlwind through the colony: attempting to rid the island of snakes; establishing a scientific society and the Hobart regatta; adopting an Aboriginal girl, and sending a kangaroo to Queen Victoria.' (Publisher's blurb)
2015 longlisted Tasmania Book Prizes Tasmania Book Prize
2014 winner National Biography Award
2013 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards History Book Award
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