Ronald McKie

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Ronald McKie
Born Ronald Cecil Hamlyn McKie
(1909-12-11)11 December 1909
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Died 2 May 1991(1991-05-02) (aged 81)
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Australian
Period 1940–1988
Notable works The Mango Tree
Notable awards Miles Franklin Award, 1974

Ronald Cecil Hamlyn McKie (11 December 1909 – 2 May 1991) was an Australian novelist. He was born in 1909 in Toowoomba, Queensland. After receiving his education at the Brisbane Grammar School and the University of Queensland, he worked as a journalist on newspapers in Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and China. He served in the AIF during World War II from 1942–1943, following which he served as war correspondent for several Australian and UK newspapers. After the war he worked for the "Sydney Daily Telegraph".[1]





  • Bali (1969)
  • We Have No Dreaming (1988)


  • This Was Singapore (1947)
  • Proud Echo (1953)
  • The Heroes (1960)
  • The Emergence of Malaysia (1963)
  • Malaysia in Focus (1964)
  • The Company of Animals (1966)
  • Singapore (1972)
  • Echoes from Forgotten Wars (1980)