Marjory O'Dea i(6 works by) (a.k.a. M. R. Collard; Marjory Collard O'Dea; Marjory Langridge)
Born: Established: 1928 ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Poet, children's author and scientist, Marjory O'Dea worked at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) as Special Assistant to the Chief of the Division of Plant Industry, as the Senate's Committee Secretariat, and she has been a director in the Departments of Science, Industry, Commerce and Tourism. In 1980, she was responsible for producing Australia's first Science Statement. O'Dea has also written Ian Clunies Ross: A Biography (1997) about the first chairman of the CSIRO.

Awards for Works

Six Days Between a Second 1969 single work children's fiction children's fantasy The place is Canberra and, with the help of creatures such as unicorns, fabulous bees and, best of all, Burleigh the Gryphon, the Collard Children must save the city from extinction.
1970 commended Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year Award
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