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Kilmeny Niland Kilmeny Niland i(A45605 works by)
Born: Established: 1950 Auckland, Auckland (Region), North Island,
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
; Died: Ceased: 27 Feb 2009
Gender: Female
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Artist Kilmeny Niland is the daughter of Ruth Park and D'Arcy Niland (qq.v.). She studied with her twin sister Deborah Niland (q.v.) for two years at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. After gaining her Diploma of Drawing, she travelled and studied informally in the United Kingdom and Europe. Niland produced animation, children's books, wildlife art, miniatures, portraits, cards and prints. She won numerous prizes in national and international competitions, and one of her portraits was purchased by Australia's National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

Niland wrote and illustrated many children's books, some of them in collaboration with her sister. Niland is the mother of Tom Champion (q.v.).

Most Referenced Works


  • Some souces list Kilmeny Niland's date of birth as 1952.

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2010 Z1739890 2010 single work picture book children's humour

'In a big, big city, in a tiny, tiny apartment, lived a tall, tall man and twelve babies.

'All the boys were called Alistair. All the girls were called Charlene.

'One day the door slams shut ... with the Charlenes on one side and the Alistairs on the other.

'What will the tall man do?' (From the publisher's website.)

2011 honour book CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
y separately published work icon The Land and the Spirit : An Australian Alphabet Verse Sydney : Margaret Hamilton Books , 1992 Z913185 1992 single work picture book children's

'Alphabet picture book containing verses about Australia with wildlife illustrations.'

1993 Selected White Ravens
y separately published work icon Feathers, Fur and Frills Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1980 Z836194 1980 single work picture book children's
1980 winner Whitley Awards Best Children's Book
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