Margaret Scott, literary icon of Tasmania, human rights activist, ABC television panellist with gently understated but devastating humour, died at the age of 71 on Monday, August 29.
Born in Bristol, England in 1934, she emigrated to Tasmania in 1959 and subsequently took up the position of head of the University of Tasmania’s English Department.
She retired in 1978 to pursue her writing of novels, magazine articles and, most notably, poetry.
Margaret Scott was particularly asscociated with the Port Arthur community and the arts community.
We will miss her.
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