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Dorothy Wall (1894–1942)

Dorothy Wall, n.d.

Dorothy Wall, n.d.

National Archives of Australia, A1200:L11708

The death occurred at a Neutral Bay private hospital of Mrs Dorothy Badgery, well known as Dorothy Wall, author of children's books. Miss Wall's books, which she illustrated, included the Blinky Bill series, and Bridget and the Bees. Before she became ill, she was working on a book about the Rats of Tobruk, and had completed a set of illustrations. She was a New Zealander, and had lived in Australia for more than 20 years. Her son, Peter, now 16 years of age, was the origin of some of "Blinky Bill's" remarks and observations.

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Dorothy Wall, n.d.

Dorothy Wall, n.d.

National Archives of Australia, A1200:L11708

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Badgery, Dorothy

12 January, 1894
Wellington, New Zealand


21 January, 1942 (aged 48)
Cremorne, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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