Hattie Knight i(6 works by) (a.k.a. Hattie Martha Knight; Hattie Martha Leckie)
Born: Established: 3 Jan 1886 St Kilda, Caulfield - St Kilda area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 21 Jun 1965 Cheltenham, Brighton - Moorabbin area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Female


Educated at a private school, Hattie Knight married the manufacturer and politician John William Leckie in 1917. Known professionally as Hattie Knight, she worked as a journalist in Sydney and Melbourne, joining the staff of 'the newly launched Melbourne Sun News-Pictorial as special feature writer and art critic' in 1922. She later broadcast for the Australian Broadcasting Commission on various topics, including women's issues and current affairs, and founded the A.B.C. Women's Association. In 1931 a collection of her clearly written essays, described by Nettie Palmer (q.v.) as "a plea for individualism in the arts and in society", was published as Candour and Cant.

(Source: Australian Dictionary of Biography Online)


  • See also the full Australian Dictionary of Biography Online entry for Leckie, Hattie Martha: http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100669b.htm
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