Anthony Hill was born in Melbourne in 1942. He became a newspaper journalist before moving with his family to a small country town in New South Wales where they ran an antiques shop. This experience formed the basis of his first two books, The Bunburyists and Antique Furniture in Australia.
After moving to Canberra, Hill was a speech writer for the Governor-General for ten years, but retired to concentrate full time on his own writing. He has produced a number of books for children, young adults and adults including his work of non-fiction Animal Heroes (2005). Hill has travelled to the Gallipoli peninsula and the battle fields of the First World War; these travels underscore much of his writing in the award winning book Soldier Boy (2002).
Captain Cook's Apprentice2008single work novel young adult historical fiction 'The first voyage of the Endeavour to Australia, as seen through the eyes of a cabin boy, Isaac Manley.' (Libraries Australia record)
Young Digger2002single work biography historical fiction young adult An extraordinary story about Henri Tovell who was known as 'Young Digger'. Orphaned, homeless and no more than seven years old, he attached himself to several British Army fighting units, until he was eventually smuggled back to Australia where he was raised by an airman as his own son. Ages 14+.