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Lillian Ng Lillian Ng i(A9373 works by) (a.k.a. Lillian Cheng-Chye Ng)
Born: Established:
Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1972
Heritage: Chinese
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Lillian Ng was born in Singapore after her parents had fled China during the Sino-Japanese Pacific wars in 1934-45. As Ng Cheng-Chye, she completed her secondary education there. She grew up in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom. She attended medical school, specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology and practised in London for eight years before coming to Australia with her baby amah and her daughter. She has worked as an amah Silver Sister at various clinics and hospitals in Hobart and Sydney, and continues to practise as an obstetrician and gynaecologist. She has served as a member of the Management Committee of the NSW Writers' Centre. Her work has been read at several Australian writers' festivals. She attended the inaugural International Chinese Arts & Culture Conference in Melbourne in October 1998.

Most Referenced Works


  • Author writes in these languages:ENGLISH

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Silver Sister Port Melbourne : Mandarin , 1994 Z92967 1994 single work novel
1995 winner Human Rights Awards Fiction Award
1993 runner up NBC Angus & Robertson Bookworld Prize
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