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Elizabeth Hodgson Elizabeth Hodgson i(A72530 works by) (a.k.a. Elizabeth Eileen Hodgson; Elizabeth E. Hodgson)
Born: Established: 1956 Wellington, Wellington area, Wellington - Dubbo - Narromine area, Central West NSW, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal Wiradjuri ; Aboriginal
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Elizabeth Hodgson is a Wiradjuri woman, born in Wellington, New South Wales. She spent her childhood in a home for fair-skinned Aboriginal children in a Sydney suburb.

After spending many years travelling, Elizabeth decided to make Wollongong, New South Wales, her home. She has been officially welcomed into Wadi Wadi country and has explored her Aboriginality and spirituality in depth since moving there.

From 2003-2008, Hodgson sat on the Literature and History panel of Arts NSW and the Indigenous Arts Reference Group and during that time she was chair of the South Coast Writers' Centre. Elizabeth is the facilitator, mentor, and writer for the South Coast Writers' Centre Aboriginal Oral History Project. In August 2005, she read at Poetry Overload in Melbourne before flying to Macedonia to attend the Struga Poetry Evenings.

Elizabeth has contributed to the organisation of, as well as participating in, the annual Celebrating the Voice (CTV) readings in Wollongong since its inception in 2000. CTV is specific to Indigenous cultures, including Canada and New Zealand. In 2008, CTV toured the Far South Coast with readings in Bermagui, Moruya, Bateman's Bay and Nowra. In 2009, CTV travelled to Wagga Wagga, Naranderra TAFE, Junee Correctional Centre, where they held workshops with the inmates and Albury for a schools visit and participation in Write Around the Murray.



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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Skin Painting 2007 St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2008 Z1427342 2007 selected work poetry

'My story cannot be painted onto a canvas - it is skin painting.

Brave, haunting and evocative, this powerful volume is poetry as memoir. From her early experiences in an institution and the effect of this on her family to the illustration of her strength as an adult, Elizabeth Hodgson helps make a slice of Aboriginal experience accessible and resonant. Skin Painting explores themes of art, identity, sexuality and loneliness. It is both universal and intimated, honest and important.'

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2010 highly commended Australian Centre Literary Awards The Kate Challis RAKA Award
2008 highly commended Anne Elder Award
2007 winner Queensland Literary Awards Unpublished Indigenous Writer : David Unaipon Award
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