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T A G Hungerford
Thomas Arthur Guy Hungerford was born in 1915 and grew up in South Perth. He was a soldier who served in World War II before travelling to Japan with the British Commonwealth Occupation Force after the war. In 1948 he moved to Canberra where he worked for the Australian War Memorial and began to write. He is the author of four major novels and numerous poems but is perhaps best known for his short stories. He received an Order of Australia for services to Australian Literature in 1987 and the Patrick White Award in 2002.
Winner, The West Australian Short Story Competition, 1952
AIDA Science Educational Medal, 1963
Inaugural Honorary Fellow, National Museum of Australia,1994
Inaugural Honorary Fellow, National Museum of Australia, 1994
Special Recognition Medallion, National Museum of Australia, 2003
Winner, Fremantle and East Fremantle Local History Award, 2004, 2007
Books available from Fremantle Press
- Straight Shooter 2003
Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.