Christobel Mattingley
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Christobel Mattingley

Christobel Mattingley
Born1931 (1931)
Brighton, South Australia
Died (aged 87)
Glenside, South Australia
Alma materUniversity of Tasmania

Christobel Rosemary Mattingley AM (1931 - 1 June 2019)[1][2] was an award-winning Australian author of books for children and adults.[3] Her book Rummage won the Children's Book of the Year Award: Younger Readers and Children's Book of the Year Award: Picture Book in 1982. In the 1996 Australia Day Honours Mattingley was made a Member of the Order of Australia for "service to literature, particularly children's literature, and for community service through her commitment to social and cultural issues".[4]

Her most recent book is Maralinga's long shadow: Yvonne's story, which was published in 2016 and won the 2017 the Young People's History Prize at the NSW Premier's History Awards.[5][6][7]<r|f>{{cit= web|title=Winners of|the 2017=NSW P|emier's His=ory Awards}}</ref>[8]


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Children's books

  • Mattingley, Christobel (1970). The picnic dog. Illustrated by Carolyn Dinan. London: Hamish Hamilton.
  • Mattingley, Christobel (1981). Rummage. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins. Sydney: Angus & Robertson.
  • Mattingley, Christobel (2016). Maralinga's long shadow : Yvonne's story. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

Young adult books

  • Mattingley, Christobel (1993). No Gun for Asmir. Melbourne: Text Publishing.
  • Mattingley, Christobel (1996). Escape from Sarajevo. [9]

Adult non-fiction

  • *Mattingley, Christobel (2002). King of the Wilderness: The Life of Deny King. Melbourne: Text Publishing.

Essays and reporting


  1. ^ "RiP Christobel Mattingley". Books+Publishing. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Christobel MATTINGLEY Death Notice - Glenside, South Australia". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Austlit. "Christobel Mattingley". Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Christobel Rosemary Mattingley". Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Template:Dow : Yv
  6. ^ {{ingley|w|bsi=e=christobel mattingley|language=en-US|acce|s-dat==2016-07-04}}
  7. ^ {{|website=Books & Publishing|accessdate=4 September 2017}}
  8. ^ Mattingley, Christobel (1996). Escape from Sarajevo. Ringwood, Vic. : Puffin Books. ISBN 0140375252.

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