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Gigi Sedlmayer Gigi Sedlmayer i(6104273 works by)
Born: Established: 1944 Potsdam,
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Germany,
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1992
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'Gigi Sedlmayer was born on 19 May 1944 in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin in Germany.

Her family escaped to the West just before the infamous wall went up. They moved around in Germany until finally settling in Munich where Sedlmayer studied architectural drafting. She worked as a civil draftsperson in various private consultancies in Munich.

Since her uncle was a writer, she tried to write short animal stories herself. Nothing further came of it, but she developed a love for the written word and started to consume books.

In May 1975 she and her husband moved to New Zealand. Because of language challenges, she started a handicraft business. As a specialty, she made colourful parrots of which she sold thousands in a few years.

In 1988, they decided to adopt and became adoptive parents of twin girls the year after. They lived in New Zealand for eighteen years and moved to Australia in September 1992.' (Source: Author's website)

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