Anthony Hill (author)

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Anthony Hill (born 1942) is an Australian author based in Canberra.

Born in Melbourne, Victoria, he attended Melbourne University from 1960 until 1963 and then worked as a journalist at the Melbourne Herald before joining the Parliamentary Press Gallery in 1972. In 1977 he left the Press Gallery to run an antique shop near Yass which he did for the next six years. From 1989 until 1999 he was a speech writer for the Australian Governors-General William Hayden and Sir William Deane.[1] He has written twelve books, with Young Digger and Soldier Boy winning prizes.


  • Birdsong, 1988
  • The Burnt Stick, 1994
  • Spindrift, 1996
  • Soldier Boy,2001
  • Forbidden, 2002
  • Young Digger, Penguin Books, Melbourne 2002 ISBN 0-14-100062-7
  • Captain Cook's Apprentice, 2009


  1. ^ The Papers of Anthony Hill, National Library of Australia

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