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Madelaine Dickie (2004)

Award-winning writer, poet and journalist based in Broome, WA

Madelaine Dickie is an award-winning writer, poet and journalist who currently lives in Broome, WA, where she works as the Media and Communications Officer at KRED Enterprises, an Aboriginal charitable trust dedicated to building independent Aboriginal economic development.

Madelaine graduated from Glenaeon with the class of 2004, and continued her studies at the University of Wollongong, where she obtained a Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Creative Arts with Distinction. She also completed a Certificate IV in Disability Work.

Among her many awards are the Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Award, the Illawarra Mercury Journalism prize and the Nicholas Pounder Prize. She was shortlisted for the Chancellor Robert Hope Memorial Prize, and has been published in the Griffith Review, Hecate and broadcast on Radio National.
Madelaine spent a year living among the Sundanese people of West Java, Indonesia, writing her first novel and conducting research at Universitas Padjadjaran and Universitas Islam Bandung.

In early March, Madelaine was the winner of the T.A.G Hungerford Award. She received a cash prize of $12,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press. Congratulations Madelaine on all your success!

What are your favourite Glenaeon memories?
Listening to classical music in a cave, studying maths with John Blackwood, swimming at lunch at Middle Cove, travelling to Mt Barker, and the smell of wisteria.
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