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Nancy Fotheringham Cato AM (11 March 1917 — 3 July 2000) was an Australian writer who published more than twenty historical novels, biographies and volumes of poetry. Cato is also known for her work campaigning on environmental and conservation issues.

Cato was born in Glen Osmond in South Australia, and was a fifth-generation Australian. She studied English Literature and Italian at the University of Adelaide, graduating in 1939, then completing a two-year course at the South Australian School of Arts. She was a cadet journalist on The News from 1935 to 1941, and as an art critic from 1957 to 1958.

With Roland Robinson and Kevin Collopy, in 1948 Cato was one of the founding members of the Lyre-Bird Writers, an independent and cooperative group that formed to publish verse by Australian writers. As a member of the Jindyworobak Movement, Cato edited the 1950 Jindyworobak Anthology, one of a series of anthologies produced to promote indigenous Australian ideas and customs, particularly in poetry. She was actively involved in the Fellowship of Australian Writers and the Australian Society of Authors during the 1950s and 1960s.

Cato's books include: Green Grows The Vine, Brown Sugar and All The Rivers Run, which was made into a TV mini-series. Her book Mister Maloga told the story of Daniel Matthews and his Maloga Mission to Aboriginal people on the Murray River in Victoria.

Cato became a local icon in Noosa, Queensland area and has a park and restaurant named after her. The Noosa Parks Association made her a life member and an honorary park ranger for her work in conservation. In 1984, she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to literature and the environment, and she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Queensland in 1991. In 2006 a new suburb of Franklin was proposed for Canberra with the streets named after Australian women writers. The suburb is to include Nancy Cato Street.

Cato married Eldred Norman, and travelled extensively overseas with him. They had one daughter and two sons. Dr Nancy Cato Norman died at Noosa Heads on 3 July 2000.

Cato's cousin was also named Nancy Cato and was host of children's TV show the Magic Circle Club in the mid 1960s.

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Total Books: 55
Time Flow Softly All the Rivers Run
2010 - Time Flow Softly All the Rivers Run (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781742147109
ISBN-10: 1742147100
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All the Rivers Run
2007 - All the Rivers Run (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340938355
ISBN-10: 0340938358
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Marigold
2001 - Marigold (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9782290307953
ISBN-10: 2290307955
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The Heart of the Continent
1993 - The Heart of the Continent (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340592250
ISBN-10: 0340592257
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Forefathers
1993 - Forefathers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340594261
ISBN-10: 0340594268
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The Noosa Story A Study in Unplanned Development
1990 - The Noosa Story a Study in Unplanned Development (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780701626358
ISBN-10: 0701626356
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Green Grows the Vine
1989 - Green Grows the VIne (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207159374
ISBN-10: 0207159378
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The Heart of the Continent
1989 - The Heart of the Continent (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312029272
ISBN-10: 0312029276
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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A Distant Island
1988 - A Distant Island (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780450419058
ISBN-10: 0450419053
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Brown Sugar
1988 - Brown Sugar (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780450053627
ISBN-10: 0450053628
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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North West by South
1986 - North West By South (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780450049323
ISBN-10: 0450049329
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Chindera
1985 - Chindera (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780451134004
ISBN-10: 0451134001
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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Forefathers
1983 - Forefathers (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312298319
ISBN-10: 0312298315
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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All the Rivers Run A Novel
All the Rivers Run a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780312020217
ISBN-10: 031202021X
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Queen Trucanini
Queen Trucanini (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780434110469
ISBN-10: 0434110469
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NorthWest By South
Northwest By South (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780450050169
ISBN-10: 0450050165
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mister Maloga Daniel Matthews and his mission Murray River 18641902
Mister Maloga Daniel Matthews and His Mission Murray River 18641902 (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780702211102
ISBN-10: 0702211109
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Mister Maloga
Mister Maloga [UQP nonfiction] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780702224416
ISBN-10: 0702224413
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All the Rivers Run Pt 2
All the Rivers Run Pt 2 [Charnwood Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780708984338
ISBN-10: 0708984339
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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L'Australienne  Tome 2  Collection  J'ai lu n 1970
L'australienne Tome 2 Collection J'ai Lu N 1970 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782277219705
ISBN-10: 2277219703
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L'Australienne Roman Traduit de l'anglais par Brice Matthieussent
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