Judith Wright

NEGS Old Girl Judith Wright (class of 1932) is one of Australia’s finest poets, as well as a pioneering environmentalist and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights.

Judith was the author of several collections of poetry, including The Moving Image, Woman to Man, The Gateway, The Two Fires, Birds, The Other Half, Magpies, Shadow, Hunting Snake and was the author of many children’s stories, books of criticism, short stories, biographical essays and her pioneering story, Generations Of Men (1959).

During her lifetime Judith received several awards, including the Grace Leven Prize (1950), the Australia-Britannica Award (1964), the Christopher Brennan Award (1976), the Robert Frost Memorial Award (1977), the Australian World Prize (1984), the Queen’s Medal for Poetry (1992), the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Poetry Award for Collected Poems (1994). She had honorary degrees from several universities and in 1973-74 she was a member of the Australia Council.

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