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Amirah Inglis Amirah Inglis i(A19351 works by)
Born: Established: 1926 Brussels, Belgium, Western Europe, Europe, ;
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1929
Heritage: Jewish
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Amirah Inglis was born in Brussels of Polish Jewish parents and was at high school during the war. She graduated from the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University. From 1948 to 1950 she worked on the communist weekly The Guardian. She has worked as a librarian and research assistant and as a teacher of high school students, university students, public servants and gardeners in Australia and Papua New Guinea. She has been a member of the Australian Society of Authors. As well as autobiographical and biographical works, Inglis has also published her MA thesis Not a White Woman Safe : Sexual Anxiety and Politics in Port Moresby, 1920-1934 ( 1974 and re-published as The White Women's Protection Ordinance : Sexual Anxiety and Politics in Papua, 1975).

Inglis's first husband was historian Ian Turner. In 1965 she married Ken Inglis who later became Professor of History at the University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby.

Most Referenced Works


  • Author writes in these languages:ENGLISH

Personal Awards

1994 joint winner ACT Book Reviewer of the Year Award for review of Christina Stead: a biography, published in Voices, Summer 1993-94
1993 winner ACT Book Reviewer of the Year Award or reviews of Caroline Ferrier (ed) As good as a yarn with you and Ruth Park Fence around the cuckoo, both published in Editions (Monash U), November 1992.
1977 Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Board Special Purpose Grant

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Amirah: An Un-Australian Childhood Melbourne : Heinemann , 1983 Z430737 1983 single work autobiography
1984 winner 3M Talking Book of the Year Award
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