Dr Hilarie Lindsay(PhD, The University of Sydney) MBE, OAM has been widely published in Australia and overseas. Among her published work are One Woman’s World(verse), The Washerwoman’s Dream, the Teenage Survival Kit, The Poppleberry and Midget Mouse series of children’s books, The Gravy Train and One for the Road (short stories). She won the Grenfell Henry Lawson statuette for prose in 1966 and 1967, was awarded an MBE in 1974, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 1977 and a medal in the Order of Australia in 2006 for services to literature. In 2006 she received the Christopher Brennan Award for literary excellence. She won a silver medal from The Sydney Morning Herald, and the National Council of Women’s Jean Arnott Award for services to women, and the Sassy Award twice. She is an honorary life member and past president of the Society of Women Writers, the Youngstreet Poets, the Fellowship of Australian Writers, and the Terrey Hills Library which she founded in 1957. Dr. Lindsay was also president of the former Rotary Club of Leichhardt and an honorary member of The Rotary Club of Sydney, Inner West. In her other life, Dr. Lindsay is a toy manufacturer and was inducted into the Australian Toy Association, Hall of Fame, in 1998 for services to the Australian Toy Industry, and the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame for being the first woman president in any division in the Australian Chamber of Manufacturers in 1970. As a member of Zonta International, she is passionate about advancing the status of women in business and the professions. Dr. Lindsay strongly supports research into integrative medicine, and has gifted AUD$5000 towards the best three original research presentations at the 9th International Symposium on Auriculotherapy, Singapore 2017.
Photography by © Clive Mancey 2015
Dr. Hilarie Lindsay in her beautiful garden in Sydney, Australia.