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Jill Hellyer Jill Hellyer i(A33260 works by)
Born: Established: 17 Apr 1925 North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 27 Dec 2012 Goulburn, Goulburn area, Southern Highlands - Southern Tablelands, Southeastern NSW, New South Wales,
Gender: Female
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Jill Hellyer contributed to the founding of The Australian Society of Authors (ASA). She was the ASA's first executive secretary (1963-1971) and was eventually made a life member for her dedication. Over many years she was a poetry contributor to literary magazines, such as Westerly, Southerly, Meanjin, and Overland. She also edited a biographical work, Fifty Years in Psychaitry: D. W. H. Arnott (1980) and Tomb It May Concern: Epitaphs for the Living and the Dead (1993).

Most Referenced Works


  • A tribute to Jill Hellyer is published on the Australian Society of Author's website:

Personal Awards

2006 Order of Australia Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) For service to literature as a poet and as a supporter of Australian writers through the Australian Society of Authors.
1965 winner Poetry Magazine Award
1963 winner Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Awards Award for Verse

Known archival holdings

National Library of Australia (ACT)
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