Tessa Wooldridge i(53 works by) (a.k.a. Tessa Judith Wooldridge)
Born: Established: 1955 Balwyn North, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Tessa Wooldridge grew up in Melbourne and the central Victorian city of Bendigo. She undertook her secondary education at Methodist Ladies' College, Kew, and completed a Bachelor of Arts at the Australian National University. She later gained Graduate Diplomas in Education and in Library and Information Management at the University of Canberra, and a Master of Arts (Writing) through the University of New England.

Wooldridge has worked as a primary school teacher, researcher and editor. She has also been an indexer with AustLit (2001-2014) and its predecessor AUSTLIT (1994-2000). Together with Jane Rankine, Wooldridge was appointed an AustLit Emeritus Indexer in 2014.

Wooldridge's tanka have been published in a range of Australian and international journals and anthologies including Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal, Stylus Poetry Journal, Atlas Poetica and Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka; her reviews have appeared in several Australian journals, primarily in Fiction Focus: New Titles for Teenagers and Reading Time.

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