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Anthony Hill Anthony Hill i(A31531 works by) (a.k.a. Tony Hill)
Born: Established: 1942 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

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).

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2012 recipient ACT Arts Grant to assist with costs of writing and researching a book, in 2012 - $25,000
2005 Australia Council Literature Board Grants Grants for Established Writers $50,000 for young adult literature.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Captain Cook's Apprentice Camberwell : Penguin , 2008 Z1529282 2008 single work novel young adult historical fiction

'A fictional recreation of one of the greatest voyages of discovery ever made, by award-winning author Anthony Hill.

'The enthralling story of Captain Cook's voyage to Australia, as seen through the eager eyes of a cabin boy.

'When young Isaac Manley sailed on the Endeavour from England in 1768, no one on board knew if a mysterious southern continent existed in the vast Pacific Ocean. It would be a voyage full of uncertainties and terrors.

'During the course of the three-year journey, Isaac’s eyes are opened to all the brutal realities of life at sea – floggings, storms, press-gangs, the deaths of fellow crewmen, and violent clashes on distant shores.

'Yet Isaac also experiences the tropical beauty of Tahiti, where he becomes enchanted with a beautiful Tahitian girl. He sees the wonders of New Zealand, and he is there when the men of Endeavour first glimpse the east coast of Australia, anchor in Botany Bay, and run aground on the Great Barrier Reef.

'Acclaimed and award-winning historical novelist Anthony Hill brings to life this landmark voyage with warmth, insight and vivid detail in this exciting and enlightening tale of adventure and discovery. ' (Publication summary)

2009 winner New South Wales Premier's History Prize Young People's History Prize
y separately published work icon Lucy's Cat and the Rainbow Birds Camberwell : Puffin , 2007 Z1353402 2007 single work picture book children's

A young girl works through various attempts to stop her cat from feasting on the rainbow birds in the garden.

2008 shortlisted KOALA Awards Picture Book
2008 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Picture Books
y separately published work icon Young Digger Camberwell London : Penguin , 2002 Z978714 2002 single 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+.
2003 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's History Prize Young People's History Prize
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