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Dorothy Rickards Dorothy Rickards i(A45591 works by)
Also writes as: Julia Norman
Born: Established: 6 Sep 1919 Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: Sep 2008 Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Female
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Dorothy Rickards completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Melbourne University. She has been a lecturer in drama, puppetry and Early Childhood Education at that institution. Rickards has written a number of children's educational works and readers (mostly relating to drama activities), and with Barbara Walcott she wrote Complete Book of Cats of Australia (1983). She also illustrated children's educational works by other authors, including Boy on Sticks (June Epstein, q.v., 1979), and designed the Big Dipper children's activity series (1980-1985). In 1975 Rickards transcribed Three Legends (told by Cathy Tesha, Veronica Iledare, Fifita Tupou, Olivia Lokotui, Eseta Taifela and Mauga Pilitati), an anthology of East African, Tongan, Samoan and West African legends. In 1982 she presented a bi-weekly children's radio program.

Most Referenced Works


  • For information about this author's works for children not yet included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Vols 2 and 3) (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992, 2004).
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