Colin Thiele

Colin Thiele, the great Australian writer, died in Queensland on September 4th this year. Thiele was born in Eudunda, in country South Australia, educated at the University of Adelaide, and started his writing life working in verse. But he is best known for his novels for children, such as Sun on the Stubble (1961), Storm Boy (1963) and Blue Fin (1969), all of which were filmed. He won numerous awards for Australian
children''s writing and was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for his services to literature and education.

I remember reading Sun of the Stubble almost forty years ago and some of the scenes in that book still remain vivid in my memory. It's a pity that we are only reminded of authors such as Thiele upon news of their death. "The Age" published their obituary of Thiele today.

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