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Peter McFarlane Peter McFarlane i(A4047 works by)
Born: Established: 1940 Glenelg, Holdfast Bay area, Adelaide - South West, Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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Peter McFarlane graduated from the University of Adelaide with a B.A. Dip. Ed. He worked as a teacher in high schools in the South Australian education system, and since 1994 has been a full-time writer. He has also been editor of the South Australian English Teachers' Association Journal, Opinion, and Publications Officer for the Australian Association for the Teaching of English. He has been involved with Friendly Street Poets from its inaugural meeting in 1975.

His books include a range of poetry texts for schools, which he co-edited : Orange Moon (1975; with Garth Boomer); A Book to Write Poems By (1983), A Book to Perform Poems By (1985), Making the Magic (1988), and Doing Bombers Off the Jetty (1997), all with Rory Harris. He also wrote The Tin House (1989), published in the Bookshelf reading series.

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y separately published work icon More than a Game Ringwood : Penguin , 1999 Z137141 1999 single work novel young adult

'Compelling and original, and set amidst the fortunes and misfortunes of a football team, More Than a Game is the story of Tammy, an intellectually disabled young woman and her passion for her football team. Written in Tammy's voice, this is a warm, humane and arrestingly insightful novel.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1999 shortlisted Children's Peace Literature Award
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