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Ronald McKie

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Ronald McKie
BornRonald Cecil Hamlyn McKie
(1909-12-11)11 December 1909
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Died2 May 1991(1991-05-02) (aged 81)
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAustralian
Period1940–1988
Notable worksThe Mango Tree
Notable awardsMiles Franklin Award, 1974

Ronald Cecil Hamlyn McKie (11 December 1909 – 2 May 1991) was an Australian novelist. He was born in 1909 in Toowoomba, Queensland. After receiving his education at the Brisbane Grammar School and the University of Queensland, he worked as a journalist on newspapers in Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and China. He served in the AIF during World War II from 1942–1943, following which he served as war correspondent for several Australian and UK newspapers. McKie was born on 11 December 1909 in Toowoomba, Queensland and died on 8 May 1991, the caused cited as kidney disease, in Canterbury, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[1]


After the war he worked for the "Sydney Daily Telegraph".[2]

Awards

Bibliography

The Australian Dictionary of Biography references a biography and cites other references, .[3]

Novels

Autobiography

  • Bali (1969)
  • We Have No Dreaming (1988)

Non-fiction

  • This Was Singapore (1947)
  • Proud Echo (1953)
  • The Survivors (1953)
  • The Heroes (1960)
  • The Emergence of Malaysia (1963)
  • Malaysia in Focus (1964)
  • The Company of Animals (1966)
  • Singapore (1972)
  • Echoes from Forgotten Wars (1980)

References

  1. ^ Taylor, Cheryl web, McKie, Ronald Cecil (1909–1991), Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, retrieved 18 May 2019
  2. ^ Austlit - Ronald McKie
  3. ^ Taylor, Cheryl web, McKie, Ronald Cecil (1909–1991), Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, retrieved 18 May 2019


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