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Meg Mooney Meg Mooney i(A173 works by) (a.k.a. Margaret Dawn Mooney)
Born: Established: 1953 Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Meg Mooney 'was born in Adelaide...She has lived also in Sydney, Canberra, London and Cambridge. She had a Catholic schooling, went to university in the 70s, has worked as a geologist, teacher, cook, waitress and community administrator, among other things. Friendships, feminism, her neighbourhood and writing are major focuses of her life. She wrote this story for a women's group in Canberra, and is now [1987] making a home on an Aboriginal community in Central Australia' (The Man Who Played Spoons, p. 259)

Most Referenced Works

Affiliation Notes

  • NT affiliation added because of note in TERRA, p. 398 that says 'Meg Mooney's writing focuses on country and communities around Alice Springs, where she has lived for 20 years.' [i.e. since circa 1987] [MJ 30/07/08]

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Being Martha’s Friend Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2015 8714493 2015 selected work poetry

'‘These poems about friendship and belonging – I’ve had them with me for just two weeks and yet I feel as much at home with them as with friends I’ve known all my life. Meg Mooney has the language to speak of silences and centres – and of breathing and heartbeats, the odd fact that one keeps growing older – and of country and time and how to listen to them. Like your other wise and wry and gentle books Meg, this one’s permanent.’ – Peter Bishop

‘Honest, generous, wise and funny, Meg Mooney’s poems bring you straight into the gritty, idiosyncratic daily experience of life in central Australia.’ – Jansis O’Hanlon, Chief Executive Officer, Varuna, the National Writers’ House ' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Territory Read Award Chief Minister's Book of the Year
My Father i "My father carefully pegs", 2007 single work poetry
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2007 2007; (p. 52-53)
2007 finalist Northern Territory Literary Awards Dymocks Red Earth Poetry Award
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