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Margaret Trist Margaret Trist i(A21762 works by) (a.k.a. Margaret Beth Lucas)
Born: Established: 27 Nov 1914 Dalby, Dalby - Jandowae - Bowenville area, Darling Downs, Queensland, ; Died: Ceased: 2 Mar 1986 Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Female
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Margaret Trist was born at Dalby and attended St Columba's Convent. She moved to Sydney in 1931 and became very active in the city's literary world. She met her husband, Frank Trist, at a meeting of the Junior Literary Society and they were married in December 1933. During the 1930s, Trist worked as a secretary for several organisations in Sydney and was a script assistant at the ABC for the poet and editor John Thompson.

Trist was also writing short stories and her work was published in a number of magazines and newspapers, including Southerly, the Bulletin, ABC Weekly, Australian New Writing, Young Australia, The Home and the Daily Mirror. She published her first collection of stories, In the Sun, at her own expense in 1943. But she reached a wider audience with her first novel, Now that We're Laughing (1945), which was published by Angus and Robertson in Sydney and Harper and Brothers in New York. This was followed in 1947 by a second collection of short stories, What Else Is There?, and a novel, Daddy. Trist is perhaps best known for Morning in Queensland (1958), a novel for young adults, which was first published in England and the USA. In 1991 the novel was published by University of Queensland Press with the new title, Tansy.

Margaret Trist joined the Sydney English Association in 1944 and was a member of the Executive Committee for many years. Widely anthologised, Trist's fiction has been praised for its humour, precise characterisation and insight into small town life. She died in Sydney in 1986.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Skippy ( dir. Eric Fullilove et. al. )agent 1966 Australia : Nine Network Fauna Productions , 1968-1970 Z1624851 1966 series - publisher film/TV

Set in the fictional Waratah National Park (NSW), the Skippy series focuses largely on the adventures of a young boy, Sonny Hammond, and his intelligent pet kangaroo, Skippy. Sonny is the youngest child of Head Ranger Matt Hammond. Matt was left a widower in his early forties when his wife Mary died not long after Sonny was born. Other principal characters are Sonny's older brother Mark, Flight Ranger Jerry King (the park's helicopter pilot), and Ranger Clancy Merrick, the teenage daughter of another park ranger.

1969 winner Logie Awards Best Export Production
y separately published work icon Morning in Queensland Philadelphia : Lippincott , 1958 Z129975 1958 single work novel young adult
1958 highly commended Dame Mary Gilmore Medal

Known archival holdings

National Library of Australia (ACT)
Albinski 223
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