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Wendy Richardson

WENDY RICHARDSON  (1933 - )

Nationality:    Australian
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Richardson had been a school teacher and community worker before she began writing professionally in 1986, when she was commissioned by Theatre South (Wollongong) to write Windy Gully, which was presented in that theatre company's 1987 season. A resident of Mount Kembla (a mining village west of Wollongong, and now a suburb of that regional city) since 1965, she studied English Literature and Drama at the University of Wollongong. The majority of her plays, which represent a significant social history of the Illawarra region, have been commissioned by Theatre South, and were presented at that company's Bridge Theatre in Coniston, a suburb of Wollongong. As well as the awards listed here [Order of Australia, Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), 2005 Note: For service to the Arts and to the community as a playwright and producer, particularly through chronicling the social, cultural and political history of events affecting the Illawarra region; Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships, 1990: awarded fellowship; Sydney Theatre Critics' Circle Award, 1989: nominated], she also received the Wollongong City Council's Contribution to the Arts Award in 2006.

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Alma         Four Kembla Women         Horse Shoe Bend         Ivy and Alma, Molly and Merle         Landing of the "Tom Thumb" at Towradgi         Last Voyage of the Gracie Anne, The         Lights Out, Nellie Martin         On the Coal         Season of Emily Jane, The         Slacky Flat         Soundscape         That Christmas of 75         That Christmas of '75'         This Other Eden         Under the House         Valerie Paterson - Where can She Live?         Vida         Windy Gully         Year 2000, The - Coming, Ready or Not



Alma

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Sydney Festival and Carnivale    1993

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Four Kembla Women

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Heritage Week in the Illawarra    2006

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Horse Shoe Bend

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Maitland Repertory Society    1992

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Ivy and Alma, Molly and Merle

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Landing of the "Tom Thumb" at Towradgi

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script for the re-enactment of the landing of the "Tom Thumb"

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Wollongong City Council Heritage Committee    -

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Last Voyage of the Gracie Anne, The

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Bridge Theatre, Coniston, Australia    1993

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Lights Out, Nellie Martin

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Bridge Theatre, Coniston, Australia    1990

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On the Coal

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Bridge Theatre, Coniston, Australia    1988

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Season of Emily Jane, The

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Slacky Flat

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Soundscape

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That Christmas of 75

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That Christmas of '75'

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Bridge Theatre, Coniston, Australia    1995

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This Other Eden

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Under the House

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Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong    1993

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Valerie Paterson - Where can She Live?

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The Illawarra Christian Performing Arts Company    1995

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Vida

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Bridge Theatre, Coniston, Australia    1996

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Windy Gully

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The story of the Mount Kembla mining community and the accident which occurred at the mine in July 1902.

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Historica

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Year 2000, The - Coming, Ready or Not

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Community Group Recreation Illawarra    1999

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