Alice Pung

Lawyer and Writer

Alice Pung was born in 1981 in Footscray, Victoria to Cambodian refugee parents. Her first book, the memoir Unpolished Gem, was published in 2006. In 2008, she edited Growing up Asian in Australia and in 2011 published her third book, Her Father's Daughter. Pung is a lawyer and works as a legal researcher in the area of minimum wages and pay equity.

Selected Resources: Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds), 'Pung, Alice', The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2 May 2014,

Prepared by Caitlin Stone