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Nene Gare was born on 9 May, 1919 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, is an Author. Discover Nene Gare's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 75 years old?

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Age 75 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 9 May 1919
Birthday 9 May
Birthplace Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Date of death 29 May 1994 (aged 75) - Shelley, Western Australia, Australia
Died Place N/A
Nationality Australia

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Who Is Nene Gare's Husband?

Her husband is Frank Ellis Gare

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Husband Frank Ellis Gare
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Children Arran (1942–47), Lief Frances (b 1945), Arran (b 1948), Helen Shelley (b 1952)

Nene Gare Net Worth

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Gare was a talented artist and held five exhibitions in Perth. She won prizes in the Canning Art Awards for 1971, 1972, 1976 and 1978. She donated most of the proceeds from her art to charities, including Amnesty International, WA AIDS Council, the local dogs' home and a woman lawyer assisting Aboriginal women and children.


In 1952-54, Frank was appointed District Officer with the Native Welfare Department in Carnarvon and was transferred to the position of District Officer for the Murchison Region, with the family based in Geraldton.


The couple's third child was born in 1948 and named Arran in honour of the son they had lost. Nene suffered a persistent cough so the family moved to Carnarvon in the northwest of Western Australia, where they managed a banana plantation and where their fourth child, daughter Helen, was born. Gare's novel "Green Gold" is based on this period.


In 1947, at the age of four, her oldest son Arran died of malaria, while her two-year-old daughter Leif survived the disease. The family returned to Perth, where Frank worked as a clerk.


From 1946 to 1948, the family moved to Papua New Guinea, where Frank worked as a patrol officer on Duke of York Island, at Salamaua and Mumeng. Many of her experiences in PNG formed the basis of the novel "An Island Away".


Nene and Frank Gare had four children, Arran (1942–47), Leif Frances (b 1945), Arran Gare (b 1948) and Helen Shelley Gare (b 1952).


In 1941, she married Perth-based public servant Frank Ellis Gare, who then left to serve on the Queen Mary during World War II.


Nene Gare (9 May 1919 – 29 May 1994) was an Australian writer and artist, best known as the author of the novel The Fringe Dwellers (1961), which was made into the 1986 Australian film of the same name directed by Bruce Beresford.

Gare was born Doris Violet May Wadham in 1919 in Adelaide, South Australia. Her parents John Henry Wadham, a saddler and harness maker, and Mary Hounslow Wadham, were strict Methodists. Gare attended Adelaide School of Art and then Perth Technical College, returning to Adelaide to work as a typist from 1938 to 1939.