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Evelyn Gough Evelyn Gough i(A43964 works by) (birth name: Evelyn Anna Walker Rigg)
Also writes as: Buzz ; Whang
Born: Established: 31 May 1854 Prince Edward Island,
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Canada,
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; Died: Ceased: 24 Dec 1931 Murrumbeena, Murrumbeena - Oakleigh - Springvale area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Born in Canada and educated in New Zealand, Evelyn Rigg married Commander Thomas Bunbury Gough, formerly of the Royal Navy, at St Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, South Melbourne, in 1873. Gradually Evelyn Gough turned her attention to feminist issues. She had a vehicle for her views when, in 1898, she became co-proprietor, with Catherine Hay Thomson, of the Melbourne weekly journal The Sun: An Illustrated Journal for the Home and Society. Her other contributions to the journal included short stories and fashion notes.

Gough also had a strong interest in social welfare issues and is considered to have been a pioneer reformer in areas such as factories, prisons, insane asylums and hospices for epileptics. She was the International Secretary of the National Council of Women of Victoria. She had six children, one of whom, Doris, married the pioneer Australian potter Merric Boyd. Widowed in 1905, Evelyn Gough moved to the then outer Melbourne suburb of Murrumbeena to be near her daughter and son-in-law.

Gough played an important role in the early lives of her Boyd grandchildren, all of whom were to become well known in the art world: Arthur, David and Guy Boyd, Mary (m.1. John Perceval, 2.Sidney Nolan) and Lucy Beck. Gough died on Christmas Eve 1931 at the Boyd house at Murrumbeena.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Today We Have No Plans Camberwell : Penguin , 2012 Z1902974 2012 single work picture book children's A busy week, a slower day Brings time to dream and time to play. From the creators of the much-loved All Through the Year comes a journey through a week in the life of an Australian family, celebrating those precious days that have no plans (Libraries Australia).
shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
2013 recommended for therapists Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature
2013 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Children's Book Award
2013 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Young Children (2003-2013)
2013 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Children's Fiction
2013 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
2013 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
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