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Diana Chase

Born in 1935 in Guildford, Western Australia, Diana Chase spent much of her childhood with her mother’s family on dairy farms in the south-west, where she developed an early passion for all animals, particularly ducks, dogs and horses. A qualified teacher and historian, Diana taught at various schools, in Western Australia and overseas. Surf’s Up (2000), won the Hoffman Award given to the highest ranked book by an Australian author and as chosen by young Western Australian readers.

Diana Chase died in 2008. Her talent and dedication to the craft of writing will be missed.


Winner, WAYRBA Hoffman Award, 2000
Short listed, Western Australian Premier’s Award, 2007

Books available from Fremantle Press

Broome Launch

Broome residents are in for a double dose of Peter Docker in the coming weeks. Docker will launch his third novel, Sweet One, at Broome Library on Wednesday 23 July followed by a performance at Corrugated Lines.