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'Dodi ‘Dodo’ Malley' 'Dodi ‘Dodo’ Malley' i(A137788 works by)
Writing name for: Michael Farrell
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Dodi, known as 'Dodo', lived with her sister Petula-Cassata. Their legal surname was originally Georgian, but being adopted, they believed they were related to Ern Malley - possibly his daughters. This theme is touched on in Dodi 'Dodo's poem, 'The Pompom Fruiterer is my Biological Father'. Both changed their surname to Malley as adults. I know nothing of their work history if any. They were first cousins of my grandfather and I met them only once when I was a young child. At some point in their middle age they became friends with Bradley Trushott, who incorporated the Malley surname into his own - becoming Bradley Malley-Trushott. It's possible that Dodi 'Dodo' married or formed a sexual relationship with Bradley, but there is no evidence for this. All three apparently wrote poems together, possibly collaborating (their styles are quite similar). She was killed, along with Petula-Cassata and Bradley, when a semi-trailer wiped out their badly-situated brick home on the side of the Princes Highway. (Author's biography for pseudonym in, Cordite: Children of the Malley II; no.34, 2010.)

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