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Margaret Hamilton Margaret Hamilton i(A66231 works by)
Born: Established: 1941 ;
Gender: Female
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Margaret Hamilton has been active in many aspects of children's literature, as librarian, editor, reviewer, bookseller and publisher. In 1987 she represented Australian publishers in the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) cultural delegation to China. The following year she established a publishing house for children's books, Margaret Hamilton Books. A long-serving member of the CBCA, she has been National President, convened the first National Conference, and established the Awards Foundation to help raise money for the Book of the Year Awards.

Hamilton was also involved in the successful campaign to preserve Nutcote, May Gibbs' cottage. Her collection of original artwork from picture books, as well as a large library, is displayed in Pinerolo, the Children's Book Cottage in Blackheath, the Blue Mountains.

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Personal Awards

2008 Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For service to the arts through the promotion of children's literature and literacy and through support for authors and illustrators.
2005 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards Distinguished Service Award
2004 winner Children's Book Council of Australia Awards Nan Chauncy Award for an 'outstanding contribution in both a professional and voluntary capacity' to Australian children's literature over a period of four decades
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