Jill Hellyer

Jill Hellyer (1925 – 2012) is an Australian poet and writer, and one of the founding members of the Australian Society of Authors. She is the recipient of an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to Australian poetry.

An avid writer throughout her life, Jill Hellyer was a consistent contributor of poetry and prose to literary magazines such as Southerly, Overland, Meanjin and Heat. She helped to establish the Australian Society of Authors and was its foundation secretary from 1963 to 1971. She was subsequently made a life member for her services. In 2006 she was awarded an OAM for that work and her contribution to Australian poetry. She has published three collections of verse and a novel, as well as editing a biography and compiling a collection of satirical epitaphs.

Puncher & Wattmann titles by Jill Hellyer