Story: Otago region

Janet Frame

Janet Frame

Janet Frame, Otago’s most distinguished writer (seen here in 1963), was raised and educated in Ōamaru, attending Waitaki Girls’ High School. Much of her work evokes her childhood in that town, notably her first novel Owls do cry (1955), and To the is-land (1982), the first volume of her autobiography.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Art, writing and music', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015