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Nicholson, Joyce Thorpe
Date of birth: 1 June 1919
Date of death: 30 January 2011
Biography: Joyce Nicholson was born in Melbourne in 1919, the daughter of publisher D.W. Thorpe. She was educated at Methodist Ladies College and the University of Melbourne, where she graduated B.A. and was vice-president of the S.R.C. She has been active in the women's movement, including early involve- ments with W.E.L. and Sisters Publishing Ltd. She was Managing Director, and later sole owner, of D.W. Thorpe Pty Ltd from 1968 until 1987 when the firm was sold. She is also the author of over 25 books, many of them written for children; others deal with women's issues.
Activities/Occupation: Publishers, Women's rights activists
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