COLIN THIELE AC Australian author and educator 16/11/1920 – 4/9/2006

 Colin’s interests included language and literature, history, geography and the environment.

When he was twelve, he was inspired by the stories of Henry Lawson to write about the world of his childhood.

He wrote and published fiction, non-fiction, articles and speeches, plays, radio scripts and poetry.

In 1997, he was made a Companion in the General Division of the order of Australia for services to literature and education.

His grandchildren, Ben, Tom, Sam, Amy, Nick, Scott and Lara have chosen their favourite Colin Thiele books – 

they have many, but these are at the top of their lists: Jodie’s Journey, The Fire in the Stone, Klontarf, Pinquo, Seashores and Shadows, Shatterbelt and Farmer Pelz’s Pumpkins.

His daughters Janne and Sandy have a special fondness for Farmer Schulz’s Ducks, Storm Boy and February Dragon.