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DIANA FRANCES CHASE
ß Professional Member of Professional Historians and Researchers Association WA (Inc)
ß Member of Curtin Alumni
ß Full membership of Australian Society of Authors
Joint Publications Diana Chase and Valerie Krantz and Research and Write:
For the Education Department of W.A.(1983-1986):
∑ History in Cartoons - From Depression to World War II
∑ Cartoons in History
∑ The American Revolution
∑ The Convict Period in W.A.
∑ Local Government for Primary Schools (Filmstrip with sound)
For Longman Cheshire, Melbourne:
∑ A Cartoon History of World Events 1900-1945, 1988.
∑ International Relations in the 1920s and 1930s: A documentary approach, 1990.
For Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd:
∑ The Dawn Fraser Story, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1991.
∑ Sir Donald Bradman, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1991.
∑ Howard Florey Macmillan, Melbourne,1991.
∑ Charles Kingsford Smith, Macmillan, Melbourne 1991.
∑ Douglas Mawson, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1991.
∑ Dame Enid Lyons, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1993.
∑ William Morris Hughes, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1993.
∑ Joan Sutherland, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1993.
For Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd (cont.):
∑ John Farnham, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1993.
∑ Tom Roberts, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1993.
∑ Grace Cossington Smith, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1993.
∑ The Macmillan Science and Technology Encyclopedia, 1992. Transport, Communication articles and Reference Tables
∑ The Story Behind the Legend Series, 1995. Eight titles each with four stories:
Survivors(Eliza Fraser, The
Survivors of Mer, William Buckley and
∑ Rogues and Underdogs (Mary Reiby, Ikey Solomon Frank Gardiner and Alf Smith)
∑ The Outback Spirit (The Duff Children, Nat Buchanan, Daisy Bates and Mother Buntine)
∑ Hidden Treasure (The Spanish Treasure, Opals, Lassetter's Reef, and the Broome Diamond Mystery)
(The Thylacene, The Kangaroo, The Australian dog;
∑ Beating the Distance (Camels, Bush Airways, Riverboats, and Cobb and Co.)
∑ To the Rescue (Grace Bussell, Bushfire!, Surf Lifesavers and the Kokoda Track)
∑ What Would You Do? A BLM on Ethics and Responsibilities.. Macmillan, 1997.
For PA Property Trust:
A History of
For Dominion Mining Ltd:
Mt Morgans Story:
History of a mining town, Dominion Mining,
For Francis Burt Law Education Centre:
∑ The Convict Experience in WA Background Notes for Teachers, 1992.
∑ Two Hundred Pounds, A House Research and Text for a Slide-Tape presentation:, A History of
and a Horse the Anglican Chaplaincy at the Fremantle Prison, 1992.
For the Capel Shire:
∑ Just a Horse Ride Away: The history of Capel Shire and its people, WA, 1995
*Short listed for South Australian
Premiers Award; Local History Section
For Women's Policy Development Office: (To commemorate Women's Suffrage, achieved in 1899)
∑ Portrait of Progress: A Celebration of Western Australian Women: from colonial
times to present day. (Chase and Krantz with Jan Jackson.), 1999.
For Fremantle Arts Centre Press:
For Australian Teaching Aids
∑ People in the Community: Integrated Curriculum Activities, 2001
Publications by Diana Chase
For Wendy Pye Ltd
∑ Pete's Pile,
∑ Hidden Valley, 2000
For Fremantle Arts Centre Press
∑ Timeslip, 1999
*Shortlisted for Young Readersí Book Award 1999
∑ Surf's Up, 2000
*Short listed (3rd) for the Premierís Book Award, 2000
*Winner of WA Young Readerís Book Award, (Hoffman Award), 2000
∑ Angel in a Gumtree by Diana Chase and Val Krantz
*Short listed for the Premierís Book Award, 2000
∑ Chloeís Wish, 2001
∑ The Lighthouse Kids, 2003.
∑ Daisy Street, 2005.
No More Borders For Josef ;published July 2006.Short-listed for the Premierís Book Award 2007.
For Nelson Thomson Learning
∑ Ben's Tune, 2001
Biography: I was born Diana Frances Dunbar on
November1, 1935 at
My father, Denis Fitzsimmons Dunbar, went off to war a few years later and never returned. Much of my childhood was spent with my motherís family (Davies) on dairy farms in the South West, where I developed an early passion for all animals, particularly ducks, dogs and horses.
my school years, from 1939 -1952, I boarded at
matriculated in 1952 along with my fellow inmates, many of whom
are still my closest friends. After completing a Teachersí
Certificate, I taught at
One job led to another and the years went by. Grandchildren were born and Chris died suddenly in 1999. By 2006, 50 titles had been published: non-fiction with Val: childrenís fiction by myself. Now, each morning my dogs and I walk to the beach. The sea and the bush, people and animals are the main components of my stories. They all come from my life.
died on July 4th, 2008 whilst travelling in Vietnam in the
ancient capitol Hue.
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