17 February 2016

Anne Edgeworth, Canberra Citizen of the Year 1994

Anne Edgeworth, also known as Anne Godfrey-Smith was a poet, author, broadcaster, environmentalist, theatre director and producer.  Her association with theatre in Canberra began in the 1953 when she was appointed full-time manager-producer of the Canberra Repertory Society. 

Her poetry, which ranges from satirical to serious, lives on in newspapers, magazines and many anthologies as well as personal compilations. It is poetry of place, of human relationships, of politics and social justice; it celebrates Anne’s life and times.

Anne Edgeworth was named Canberra Citizen of the Year in 1994 for her contribution to the Canberra arts community, especially literary arts.

Further biographical detail about Anne Edgeworth is available on our website, as is a history of the Canberra Citizen of the Year Award and a full list of awardees.

The 40th consecutive Canberra Citizen of the Year will be announced by the Chief Minister during Canberra Day Celebrations in March 2016.

Image Source: The Canberra Times, 17 September 1995, page 22