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Annamaria Weldon Annamaria Weldon i(A110042 works by) (birth name: Anna Maria Mercieca) (a.k.a. Anna Maria Weldon)
Also writes as: Anna Castillo
Born: Established: 1950
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1984
Heritage: Maltese
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After a childhood in Libya, London and Guatemala, Weldon finished her schooling in Malta where she worked as a journalist before turning to writing poetry and fiction.

A frequent reader in Perth and Fremantle, her poems and short fiction have been published nationally and broadcast on ABC Radio. During her Adaptation Residency at SymbioticA University of Western Australia she is writing a poet's journal about the hidden coastal lakes of Yalgorup. Source:

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

After Devotion i "The far margin of wintering wetlands,", 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 339 2012; (p. 26)
2012 shortlisted Peter Porter Poetry Prize
y separately published work icon Threshold Country 2011 (Manuscript version)x402156 Z1764316 2011 single work essay

'The essay is set in Mandurah and, in part, tells the story of a Maltese woman learning to feel at home, and to live slowly, on the west coast of Australia. It also is about the story of landscapes and in particular Yalgorup Country.'

Source: Annamaria Weldon's website,
Sighted: 07/03/2011

2011 inaugural winner Nature Writing Prize
The Memory of Earth i "The wetlands have watermarked her. Rivers", 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 56 no. 1 2011; (p. 96-97) Writ. Poetry Review , September no. 3 2015;

The subject of this poem is 'the Pinjarra Massacre of 1834, where a party of men, led by Governor James Stirling, surrounded the camp of the Bindjareb Nyungars in Pinjarra and opened fire'. (Judges' report, 2010 Tom Collins Poetry Prize.)

2010 winner Tom Collins Poetry Prize
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