Katharine Susannah Prichard





Katharine Susannah Prichard

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born
in Levuka, Fiji
December 04, 1883

died
October 02, 1969

gender
female

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Katharine Susannah Prichard was born in Levuka, Fiji in 1883, and spent her childhood in Launceston, Tasmania, before moving to Melbourne, where she won a scholarship to South Melbourne College. Her father, Tom Prichard, was editor of the Melbourne Sun newspaper. She worked as a governess and journalist in Victoria then travelled to England in 1908. Her first novel, The Pioneers (1915), won the Hodder & Stoughton All Empire Literature Prize. After her return to Australia, the romance Windlestraws and her first novel of a mining community, Black Opal were published.

Prichard moved with her husband, war hero Hugo "Jim" Throssell, VC, to Greenmount, Western Australia, in 1920 and lived at 11 Old York Road for much of the rest of her life. S...more


Average rating: 3.54 · 235 ratings · 21 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
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Haxby's Circus
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Working Bullocks
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Black Opal
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Golden Miles
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On Strenuous Wings: A Half-...
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Straight Left: Articles And...
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Brumby Innes / Bid Me to Love
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“Don’t sacrifice your life to work and ideals. The most important things in life are human relations… I found that out too late.”
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