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Elizabeth Riddell Elizabeth Riddell i(A5539 works by) (a.k.a. Betty Riddell; Elizabeth Richmond Riddell; Elizabeth Richmond Greatorex)
Also writes as: Elizabeth Richmond
Born: Established: 21 Mar 1910 Napier, Hawke's Bay, North Island,
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
; Died: Ceased: 3 Jul 1998 Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1928
Heritage: New Zealander
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Elizabeth Riddell moved to Australia from New Zealand in 1928 to work on the Sydney Truth. Riddell won a Walkley Award for a series of articles on the brewing industry, then moved to England in 1935 to work for the Daily Express. During World War II, she worked for the Daily Mirror in New York, London and Europe. In the years after the war she worked for several newspapers before becoming a freelance reviewer and feature-writer.

Due to the long silences between publications, Riddell's poetry has received little critical attention, but the form and content of her poems have drawn comparisons with Judith Wright and Kenneth Slessor.

Most Referenced Works


  • Sources differ concerning her date of birth,some indicate 1907 and some 1910.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Selected Poems Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z321972 1992 selected work poetry satire
1992 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
1993 winner ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
1992 winner New South Wales State Literary Awards Book of the Year
1992 winner New South Wales State Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
y separately published work icon From the Midnight Courtyard North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989 Z99545 1989 selected work poetry
1990 commended NBC Banjo Awards NBC Turnbull Fox Phillips Poetry Prize
y separately published work icon Occasions of Birds and Other Poems Canberra : Brindabella Press , 1987 Z369616 1987 selected work poetry satire
1987 winner Grace Leven Poetry Prize

Known archival holdings

National Library of Australia (ACT)
Albinski 191
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