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The Bulletin, 6 November 1957. p. 54
Barbara Vernon Barbara Vernon i(A16361 works by)
Born: Established: 25 Jul 1916 Inverell, Inverell - Ashford area, New England, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 16 Apr 1978 Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Female
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Barbara Vernon spent her early life in the NSW country town of Inverell, and was educated at the New England Girls' School, Armidale. Following service 1943-1946 in World War II in the WAAF, she returned to Inverell, where she worked as an announcer on radio station 2NZ, and also founded the 2NZ Dramatic Club, which broadcast local drama.

In 1959 she moved to Sydney, where she worked as a freelance writer, before joining the ABC drama department in 1961, as a reader, editor and script-writer. A prolific author (her ADB entry states that 'she wrote hundreds of scripts for both television and radio'), Vernon is perhaps best known for the long-running ABC TV series Bellbird (1967-1977), which she devised and initially wrote. Most of her radio plays and works for the stage remain unpublished.

Most Referenced Works


Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Multi-Coloured Umbrella 1956 (Manuscript version)x400876 Z193087 1956 single work drama humour
1956 second Playwrights' Advisory Board Competition
1956 second

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State Library of New South Wales (NSW)
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