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Frances Hackney Frances Hackney i(A12966 works by) (birth name: Frances Marie Veda Hackney) (a.k.a. Frances Frohlich)
Born: Established: 14 Jul 1917 Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 2006
Gender: Female
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Frances Hackney received her Doctor of Science degree in 1949 and has worked in research and teaching capacities at the University of Sydney, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University and the Sydney College of Chiropractic. Married to engineer, Walter Frolich, Hackney continued to use her single name for her poetry and her married name for her professional scientific publications. A long time admirer of the works of Cardinal Newman, she became a Catholic in 1943. She has been a member of the International Writers Association, the Society of Women Writers, and a Writing Fellow in the Fellowship of Australian Writers. Hackney has won numerous awards and prizes, both Australian and international, for her poetry including the NSW Senior Citizens Gold Medal for Poetry in 1989. Many of her poems have been translated into other languages.

Most Referenced Works


  • For information about this author's works for children not yet included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2003).

Personal Awards

1994 winner Binalong Banjo Paterson Poetry Prize
winner Melbourne Poetry Society's National Australia Day Poetry Competition won on three occasions
National Australia Day Awards Australia Day Council's Medal for Achievement won on four occasions

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Measure of the Years : A Collection, Poems and Sketches Watsons Bay : Books and Writers Network , 2003 Z1223153 2003 selected work poetry
2005 highly commended SWW Book Awards Poetry
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