• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0589

Backhouse, Enid (Elizabeth)

(1917 – 2013)
  • Born 21 May, 1917, Northam Western Australia Australia
  • Died 28 April, 2013, Western Australia
  • Occupation Novelist, Servicewoman


After serving with the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAAF) during the Second World War, Elizabeth Backhouse worked as a scriptwriter with Korda Films in England. Backhouse returned to Australia in 1951. She was a writer of novels, children’s stories, plays, filmscripts, a ballet and a musical.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
    • Elizabeth Backhouse interviewed by Stuart Reid for the Battye Library collection [sound recording]
  • State Library of Western Australia
    • Papers, 1933-2001 [manuscript].

Related entries

  • Related Organisations
    • Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) (1941 - 1947)