Diane Andrews Diane Andrews i(A2617 works by) (birth name: Diane Pithie)
Born: Established: 1953
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1987
Heritage: New Zealander
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Diane Andrews, born in Wainuiomata, N. Z., has worked in many fields, from laboratory assistant and waitress, to theatrical wig maker. Having sailed up from Sydney, she and her husband made Cairns their home. Her interests include fossicking, sailing, writing, publishing, and performing poetry. She is a mother of two, and also a grandmother.

Andrew's poems; 'Floria' and 'A Poem to the Port Arthur Father' were published in the anthology Breath of the Eucalypt:

Most Referenced Works


  • Other published works include:

    Cape York Coast Cruising Guide : Diane Andrews Publishing

    Nomadic Writing : Queensland Writers Centre

    'Dunk Island Dreams' : Performed for the documentary 'Sea Things', by The Red Room Company

Personal Awards

2013 longlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Sandra Harvey Short Story Award For 'The Echo in the Cathedral'.
2000 highly commended Queensland Arts Council Regional Writers Award for When Merlin Woke
1996 shortlisted ABC Far North Radio Poetry Competition : Voices of the Heartland for The Daintree Flood
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