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Kylie Tennant

Kylie Tennant was born in Manly, NSW, in 1912. In the course of her working life she was employed as a journalist, barmaid, publicity officer for the ABC, church sister, reviewer and lecturer. She considered it important to gain first-hand knowledge of the social worlds which figure in her novels. In the interests of authenticity she took to the roads with the unemployed during the Great Depression, lived in the slums of Sydney and with Aboriginal communities, travelled with itinerant bee-keepers and went so far as to spend week in gaol. Kylie Tennant wrote a number of fiction and non-fiction works, including numerous novels, an autobiography, several works for children and a biography...

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Battlers Battlers
The award-winning tale of the motley crowd of travelling 'battlers'. The...
Battlers Battlers
The flowers flared up from the ground unconquerable. The unrepentant...
Battlers Battlers
The award-winning tale of the motley crowd of travelling 'battlers'. The...