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 YougnDigger and Soldier Boy winning prizes.

Bibliography (partial)[edit]

  • Birdsong, 1988
  • The Burnt Stick, 1994
  • Spindrift, 1996
  • Soldier Boy,2001
  • Forbidden, 2002
  • Young Digger, Penguin Books, Melbourne, 2002, ISBN 0-14-100062-7
  • Animal Heroes, Penguin Books, Melbourne, 2005, 234 pages, ISBN 0-14-300380-1
  • Lucy's Cat and the Rainbow Birds, Jane Tanner (illus), Camberwell, 2007, 32 pages, ISBN 978-0-67-002916-7 The story of a girl Lucy, who feeds various Australian native birds (including galahs, cockatoos, rosellas, spinebills, lorikeets and parrots) in a tree in her garden and her tabby cat called Artemis who likes to chase them. Lucy first puts one bell on Artemis to warn the birds to no avail then another until he has four bells around his neck so he cannot sneak up on the birds without warning them with the bells' ringing. The story ends with Lucy sitting reading a book, Artemis lying beside her and the birds flying around.
  • Captain Cook's Apprentice, 2009


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

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