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Joyce Nicholson (née Thorpe) (1919-) is an Australian author, business woman and a significant contributor to an Australian political organisation, the Women's Electoral Lobby.
Total Books: 23
The daughter of Publisher D.W. Thorpe, Nicholson was born in Melbourne and educated at Methodist Ladies' College and the University of Melbourne. She has been active in the women's movement as one of the founding members of the Woman's Electoral Lobby and Sisters Publishing.She was a significant influence in the Australian publishing industry for many years as managing director, and later sole owner, of D.W. Thorpe Pty Ltd (from 1968 to 1987 when the firm was sold). She is the author of over 25 books, many of them dealing with children and women. She married Harvey Nicholson and had four children: Peter, Hilary, Wendy, and Michael.
Joyce has sponsored a major collection of books by and about Australian women, the Joyce Thorpe Nicholson Collection at Melbourne University. It includes rare nineteenth century material, as well as scarce twentieth-century political ephemera. Joyce sponsors the Helen Leonard award for contributions to the Women's Movement. An education foundation scholarship is named in honour of Joyce Nicholson and the Joyce Thorpe Nicholson Hall of Fame Award is presented annually by the Australian publishers association.