Nance Donkin Nance Donkin i(A23783 works by) (birth name: Nance Pender) (a.k.a. Nance Clare Donkin)
Also writes as: Alison Clare
Born: Established: 7 Mar 1915 Maitland, Maitland area, Hunter Valley, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 18 Apr 2008 Canterbury, Box Hill - Burwood area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Female
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Nance Donkin is best known as a writer of historical fiction for children. Her earliest story to be published appeared in a weekly newspaper when she was eight years old. At sixteen she was employed as a social reporter on the Maitland Daily Mercury and later became social editor and film reviewer for the Newcastle Morning Herald.

Donkin was President of the Victorian Branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia from 1968 to 1976. She contributed reviews for children's books to the Melbourne Herald from 1970 to 1985.

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Personal Awards

1990 Society of Women Writers, New South Wales, Awards The Alice Award
1986 Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For service to the community particularly in the fields of children's literature and adult education.

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