|Born||Barbara Willard Lowe|
Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||6 May 2000 86–87) (aged|
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
|Pen name||Anne Willard|
|Notable works||The Irishman|
Steak for Breakfast
|Notable awards||Miles Franklin Award, 1960|
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The following lists events that happened during 1960 in Australia.
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This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1960.
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