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Anthony Hill


Anthony Hill is an award-winning author of historically accurate books for children and young adults. They include Soldier Boy (NSW Premier’s Award), about the youngest Anzac; and The Burnt Stick (CBCA Honour Book) a powerful story from the ‘Stolen Generations.’

What other jobs have you had?

Newspaper journalist, television reporter, speech writer to the Governor-General, antique dealer.

What themes are recurring in your work?

True and historically accurate stories from Australia’s past, including the two world wars, and Captain Cook’s Endeavour voyage. While they are written as stories, the external facts and assumptions are as accurate as I can make them.

What have been the highlights of your career?

Winning the NSW Premier’s Award (Ethel Turner Prize) in 2002 for Soldier Boy; NSW Premier’s History Award for Young People for Captain Cook’s Apprentice (2009); CBCA Honour Book for Soldier Boy and The Burnt Stick (1995).


We loved having Anthony Hill visit our school. Anthony was wonderful with our students and extremely generous with his time and sharing for knowledge.

—A.Rega, Marist College Canberra - Junior Campus, August 2017

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