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Dorothy "Dot" Porter
Birth: Mar. 26, 1954
Sydney
New South Wales, Australia
Death: Dec. 10, 2008
Melbourne
Victoria, Australia

Poet. She achieved commercial success in one of the rarest of media, the verse novel. Raised in Sydney in what she described as "a house full of books", she graduated from the Queenwood School and Sydney University, and worked a variety of jobs, including bus conductor in Israel. Her first collection of poems, "Little Hoodlum", was published in 1975, but she did not attract notice from a wide audience until her fourth work, "Driving Too Fast", in 1989. Eventually, she was to release a total of seven poetry anthologies, the final being "Poems January-August 2004" in 2004. In 1992, she published "Akhenaten" a novel written in verse about an Egyptian pharaoh. Her major success came with the detective thriller "The Monkey's Mask" in 1994, which won a National Book Council Award, and has been adapted for the silver screen. Miss Porter authored three more verse novels, "What a Piece of Work" (1999), "Wild Surmise" (2002), and "El Dorado" (2007), as well as two works of "teen fiction". In recent years, she had branched out into the field of opera libretti, writing "The Ghost Wife" and "The Eternity Man" for composer Jonathan Mills". Miss Porter died after a four year battle with breast cancer. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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Springvale Botanical Cemetery
Springvale
Victoria, Australia
Plot: Jewish Memorial Garden -- Tree in Bed (Four) Garden 2 Bed 55 Tree 3
 
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Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Dec 26, 2008
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Dorothy Dot Porter
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