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Gary Hebley

Diane_and_Gary_Hebley.jpgGary Hebley was born in Wellington in 1941, graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from Canterbury University, and then became a secondary school teacher. He and his wife Diane Hebley have collaborated on many children’s books which celebrate what it is to be a New Zealander. Gary has also illustrated works of other authors.
Selected bibliography:
  • The World around the Corner text by Maurice Gee (Oxford University Press 1980).
  • A is for Albatross text by Diane Hebley (Methuen 1981).
  • Mouse in School text by Gloria Gibson (Meuthen 1983).
  • Holiday Time in the Bush text by Ruth Dallas (Methuen 1983).
  • High on a Hilltop text by Diane Hebley (Methuen 1984).
  • The Gully that Gabriel Found: The First Big Gold Rush text by Diane Hebley (HAP 1985).
  • Jock Mackenzie and His Dog text by Diane Hebley (HAP 1986).
  • The Ballad of Young Nick: How He Sailed with Captain Cook from Plymouth to Botany Bay, 1768–70 text by Diane Hebley (HAP 1987).
  • Jessie Jenkin’s Diary: Written on Board the Sailing Ship Lord Auckland on a Voyage from England to New Zealand text by Kathryn Rountree (Longman Paul 1989).
  • Joe’s Ruby text by Elsie Locke (Cape Catley 1995).
  • CLA Services to Children’s Literature Award 1997 (now the Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award).
  • LIANZA Young People’s Non-Fiction Award 1988 Shortlist for The Ballad of Young Nick.


Storylines Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki and Friends of Storylines Te Pou o Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki together form New Zealand’s only national organisation working year-round to promote New Zealand children’s and young adult literature through activities that include a major national Story Tour to schools, early childhood centres and communities, and awards for writers, illustrators and those who work in the area of New Zealand children’s literature



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