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Jill Gloyne Jill Gloyne i(A26867 works by) (a.k.a. Jill Cocks)
Born: Established: 1931 Port Augusta, Port Augusta area, Mid North South Australia, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Daughter of Sydney Gordon Cocks and his wife Marjorie Mildred (Last), Jill was born in country SA, but educated from the age of ten at Walford Anglican Girls' School in Adelaide. She considers herself to have had five careers: nursing (1951-54), wife and mother (she married William Palin Gloyne, and had five children), University education to Masters Degree in French Language and Literature (University of Adelaide, 1969-77), farming (Kangaroo Island 1984-94) and, since she and her husband sold the farm, writing. She has always always been interested in writing, since she was first published in the school magazine at the age of six. In 1998 she was in her second year of a Professional Writing course at the Adelaide TAFE.

While the first thirty years of her marriage were spent in Adelaide, she still considers herself to be a "country girl", and this is reflected in her creative publications and current writing. As well as her creative writing she has written about women and health care on Kangaroo Island (You just had to deal with it, 1997) and has contributed to a book of stories about Kangaroo Island's history (Colours of Kangaroo Island, 1996). She is a member of the Dudley Writers' Group on KI. She is now writing short stories, and has had some read on 5UV.

Jill has received awards for a number of unpublished works. Her story "The Curlews of Roo Lagoon" won the Tunarama Literary Contest Short Story Award 1999, her "The Stranger from Lostwithiel" was joint winner of the Copper triangle Writers' Group Literary Competition, and her "Little Jane Halligan" and "The Anniversary" were Highly Commended. "The Shawl" was Highly Commended in the Women's Library National Short Story Competition. In 2000 her "Just Joe" was Highly Commended in the C J Dennis Literary Awards: Short Stories, Open Section, and Commended in the FAW Hastings Regional Competition. Also in the Hastings Competition her poem "Coming Home in Spring" was Commended. She received a Medal of Commendation for "Dancing With Words" in the Greater Dandenong Short Story Competition 2000, and "An Impeccable Wife" was Commended in the FAW Far North Coast Regional Short Story Competition.

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