Elyne won the Canadian downhill skiing championship inthen broke her leg on the slopes in Austria. Tom, a lawyer educated at Cambridge and Harvard, was the Australian and New Zealand downhill skiing champion and said Elyne had better learn to ski. How to Submit your entry: The Silver Brumby, first published inis still in print.
Up to words referencing an Australasian rural experience Theme: Her topics included her own life, the Snowies, the family history of both the Chauvels and the Mitchells, and the Australian Light Horse. She wrote the first book, The Silver Brumby, for her daughter Indi. Entries should not be entered in any other competition during the submission and judging dates for this award.
Mitchell was a champion skier internationally; she skied the Snowy Mountains whenever she could. She was driven almost daily, however, to Towong Hill, where she would sit, talk to John, enjoy the company of Millie, her beloved border collie, and look at the mountains.
A shortlist of entries will be decided by the Award organisers based on judging results.
She hiked and skied in the mountains with friends. Mitchell, who has died aged 88, is best known as the author of The Silver Brumby and its associated series about wild horses that live far from humans in the secret valleys of the Snowy Mountains. It was used by Mitchell at various times during her long life.
Shortlisted authors will be required to submit a Word version of their entry and a brief biography and photo for use in publications relating to this Award.
She often illustrated her work with her own photographs. Corona was an extremely popular brand of typewriter, made in the United States. She skied until the age of 77 and played tennis into her 80s. Elyne could ride around cattle with one baby on her saddle but after that, station work became difficult.
The Snowies then were a world apart, the preserve of cattlemen who grazed stock there in summer, of wild animals and a handful of hikers.
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Responding to a public appeal, Elyne donated this sum for the purchase of a fighter aircraft for the Battle of Midway. Many famous authors used Corona or Smith-Corona typewriters, including: It was first launched in and various models were manufactured.
After surgery for a brain tumour, and increasingly frail, she moved to Corryong to live-in care. Her pony, Thowra — named for the silver brumby — led the way to the cemetery.
Their son Harry died in a car accident in Photo courtesy Mitchell family. The typewriter acquired by the Museum is one of those used by Mitchell in her long writing career.
The desperate sadness Elyne felt was another challenge to be met. When Harry Chauvel returned to Australia he taught his daughter to ride.ELYNE MITCHELL WRITING AWARD ; ELYNE MITCHELL WRITING AWARD Closing Date: 23 August Entry Fee: Yes Note that this is both the 10th anniverary for our awards and the 60th anniversary for the first publication of Elyne Mitchells’ – The Silver Brumby.
Book of the month. Living in Hope. Buy Now. Events. Wild Words. Poetry. The Elyne Mitchell Writing Award commemorates the celebrated author of the Silver Brumby's life and work, and has been established to encourage all writers.
Competition The Elyne Mitchell Writing Award commemorates the celebrated author of the Silver Brumby’s life and work, and has been established to encourage all writers to focus their stories on the Australian rural landscape.
The Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards is now open to submissions, of up to words referencing an Australasian rural experience. The theme is ‘Local Stories, People, Places and Events’ Entries can be Fiction or Non-Fiction.
$15 entry fee for the Open Category, $10 entry for. He has won the Ned Kelly Award and the Booranga Prize for the same title and a collection of short stories which he co-authored.
His short Stories collection - Las Vegus for Vegans was also shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Award. Elyne Mitchell was the daughter of General Sir Henry George Elyne Mitchell was a keen skier and horsewoman - in she won the Canadian downhill skiing championship, Writing.
Her novels describe eastern Australian terrain and wildlife in considerable detail.Download