Margaret Hazzard

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Margaret Hazzard (Ivy Margaret Hazzard) 1910 – 19 January 1987 was an Australian author born in Hertfordshire, England. [1]

Hazzard immigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1960 [2] and established a career as a freelance writer, publishing in The Sydney Morning Herald [3] [4] and the Australian Women's Weekly. She also worked as a teacher, taking short courses in writing fiction and biography at the Centre of Adult Education (CAE) in Melbourne.

In 1970 Hazzard founded the Victorian Branch of the Society of Women Writers and was elected chair from 1970 to 1974. The Society established the biennial Margaret Hazzard Award in 1980 in recognition of her contribution. [5]

Hazzard moved to Norfolk Island in 1974 [6] where she began her "most prolific writing period". [7]

Hazzard died in 1987 and is buried at Mount Macedon, Victoria. [5]



  1. "Family history search". Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  2. "The land of do-it-yourself". The Sydney Morning Herald. 9 April 1968. p. 50 via
  3. "A tourist trail which leads back to the old diggings". The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 May 1971. p. 21 via
  4. "Caught in a trap". The Sydney Morning Herald. 29 June 1967. p. 24 via
  5. 1 2 "Saluting our proud tradition of women writers and writing: the Margaret Hazzard story". The Society of Women Writers. Archived from the original on 2 September 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2008.
  6. "Margaret Hazzard". AustLit. 24 December 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  7. "Saluting our proud tradition of women writers and writing: the Margaret Hazzard story". The Society of Women Writers Victorian Branch. June 2007. Archived from the original on 2 September 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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