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Connie Barber Connie Barber i(A35228 works by) (birth name: Constance Marjorie Beavis) (a.k.a. Constance Marjorie Barber)
Born: Established: 13 May 1922 Hunters Hill, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 19 Feb 2017
Gender: Female
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Having worked as both a painter and a poet, Connie Barber has received recognition in the field of visual arts as well as literature. Barber's work was first published in 1980 and has since appeared in literary publications not only in Australia but also the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Canada, and the USA.

From 1939-1942 she studied art at the Melbourne Technical College, then served in the A.W.A.S (1942-1946). Barber graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1951 (BA Hons) and has since led a varied working life. She has spent time as Publicity Officer at the Melbourne Zoo, worked in the Civil Service in Melbourne and London, taught in secondary schools in Melbourne (1971-1981) before teaching creative writing courses at the CAE (Melbourne) and at Carlton Contact Neighbourhood House.

Barber spent two substantial periods of residence in the UK (1928-1936 and 1953-1965).

Most Referenced Works


  • The Bibliography of Australian Literature A - E incorrectly lists this author's date of death.

Awards for Works

Pathways through the Inner City - North Fitzroy i "The creek finds its flood-plain again below its dark,", 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , February/March no. 183 2009; (p. 19)
2008 winner New South Wales Writers' Inner City Life Literary Competition Poetry Section
The Wreath in the Cave i "When you died, thousands of years ago,", 1998 single work poetry
— Appears in: Sudden Alchemy : Selected Australian Poetry 1998; (p. 125)
1984 equal second Tom Collins Poetry Prize
A Tale Told i "Leaves lose the skin of light:", 1996 single work poetry
— Appears in: Enter Your House with Care 1996; (p. 79)
FAW (SA) Ian Mudie Memorial Award
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