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Pat Flower Pat Flower i(A22971 works by) (birth name: Patricia Mary Bryson Bullen) (a.k.a. Patricia Mary Bryson Flower; Pat Mary Bryson Flower)
Also writes as: Pat Bullen
Born: Established: 23 Feb 1914 Kent,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 2 Sep 1977 Paddington, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1928
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Pat Flower 'worked as a secretary for the New Theatre League in the 1940s, writing radio plays and revue sketches in her spare time...In England from 1950 to 1955 she began to write crime novels.' Inspector Swinton was the recurring character in some of these.

She wrote eleven television plays for the ABC and numerous episodes for television series during the 1960s and 1970s. She won a Mary Gilmore award for the satirical television play Tilly Landed on Our Shore (1967), typescript at the Mitchell Library.

According to Susan Lever, Flower 'was remembered as one of the first Australian writers able to make the transition from the novel and radio play to the formal requirements of television writing.'

Her husband the artist Cedric Flower co-wrote a screenplay with her and illustrated the Women's Weekly's serialisation of Goodbye Sweet William.

Source: Australian Dictionary of Biography.

Most Referenced Works


  • See also the full Australian Dictionary of Biography Online entry for Patricia Mary Bryson Flower.
  • The National Sound and Film Archive holds some of Flower's No. 96 scripts.

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Tilley Landed On Our Shores Melbourne : ABC Television , 1969 7108860 1969 single work film/TV historical fiction

A comic account of Governor Phillips's 1788 landing in Australia.

Little is now known about this instalment in Australian Plays, although Lenore Nicklin noted in the Sydney Morning Herald ('The Fantastic Life Comes Over', 1 January 1970, p.4) that 'Ready When You Are, C.B., and Tilley Landed On Our Shores would have joint claims for the worst program of the year.'

1967 winner Dame Mary Gilmore Medal
form y separately published work icon Fiends of the Family ( dir. Oscar Whitbread ) Melbourne : ABC Television , 1968 Z1821210 1968 single work film/TV crime

Three middle-aged sisters are repressed by their mother, but how long can this last?

1970 winner AWGIE Awards Television Award Play
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