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Frank Kellaway Frank Kellaway i(A33845 works by) (a.k.a. Frank Gerald Kellaway)
Also writes as: 'Alistair Skelton'
Born: Established: 19 Apr 1922 London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 13 Jul 2012 Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
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Son of C.H. Kellaway, F.R.S., a distinguished scientist, Frank Kellaway was born in London and educated in Australia at Geelong Grammar School and Melbourne University. He served as a lieutenant, R.A.N.V.R., in World War Two. His various jobs included librarianship and teaching at the Preston Institute of Technology.

Apart from fiction and poetry, Kellaway wrote verse libretti for the music of George Dreyfuss (q.v.) in operas performed in Australia and abroad. He participated in readings of his work as early as 1947 with Alan Marshall and others; he continued to read at various Victorian venues. His papers include correspondence with Gwen Harwood (q.v.), Hilary Cohen (q.v.), Tony Riddell (q.v.) and Barry Dowling (q.v.). Bruce Dawe (q.v.) has said that he had been influenced in his early writing by Kellaway, a writer in the vernacular.

Most Referenced Works


  • For information about this author's works for children not included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2003).

Awards for Works

The Miraculous Anachronism i "When Cimabue slept he dreamed,", 1980 single work poetry
— Appears in: Galloping On : A Selection from the 1979 Grand National Poetry Stakes 1980; (p. 29-30) Artlook , February vol. 6 no. 2 1980; (p. 31) The Finishing Post : The Winners from the Grand National Poetry Stakes 1979-2002 2003; (p. 121-122)
1979 co-winner Grand National Poetry Prize
y separately published work icon The Quest for Golden Dan Melbourne : Cheshire , 1962 Z845946 1962 single work children's fiction children's Set in the Gold Rush era in Melbourne, Dan searches for his parents, requiring all his courage and sense to fulfil his quest. The treasure he wins and the legend he creates are signposts only on the road to his discovery of himself.
1963 commended CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year Award

Known archival holdings

National Library of Australia (ACT)
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