Vale Dr Maurice Saxby AM 1924 - 2014

Maurice Saxby will be remembered as a champion of Australian children’s literature and a lifelong advocate for enriching young people's lives through engagement with literature. He was the first National President of the Children’s Book Council of Australia in 1958 and then a life member of the organisation.

He established the Maurice Saxby Award that honours an individual, team or organization that has displayed excellence and passion in promoting reading and/or writing for young people in NSW.

He served twice on the international juror panel for the Hans Christian Andersen medal (honouring children’s authors and illustrators). Other honours and awards include: the Dromkeen Medal (1983), Lady Cutler Award (1989), Member of the Order of Australia (1995) and Nan Chauncy Award (2002).

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