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Eunice Hanger, courtesy of the Fryer Library, University of Queensland
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Born: Established: 8 Mar 1911 Mount Chalmers, Emu Park - Keppel Sands area, Rockhampton - Yeppoon area, Maryborough - Rockhampton area, Queensland, ; Died: Ceased: 16 Oct 1972 Toowong, Milton - Toowong area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,
Gender: Female
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Eunice Hanger earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English in 1932, and a Master of Arts in 1939 at the University of Queensland. After teaching English in several high schools in Queensland, she became Lecturer, and later Senior Lecturer, in the English Department at the University of Queensland in the 1950s. Hanger was active as a writer, director and producer in the theatre in Brisbane, and edited a number of drama anthologies.

She was instrumental in establishing the Hanger Collection of Australian Plays in Manuscript at the Fryer Library, University of Queensland. The collection is the largest collection of Australian drama in Australia. The manuscripts were sourced from a wide range of established and new writers, and from drama competitions.


Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

2D 1978 single work drama
— Appears in: 2D and Other Plays 1978; (p. 3-80)
1959 second J.C. Williamson's / Little Theatre Guild Award Play Competition
Flood 1955 (Manuscript version)9204943 9204937 1955 single work drama
— Appears in: 2D and Other Plays 1978; (p. 99-165) Tremendous Worlds : Australian Women's Drama 1890-1960 1999; (p. 209-272)

A family is trapped by rising flood waters.

1955 third Playwrights' Advisory Board Competition
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