• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6255

Pybus, Cassandra

(1947 – )
  • Born 1 January, 1947
  • Occupation Academic, Author, Historian


Author and historian Cassandra Pybus graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 1971 and a PhD in history in 1979.

Throughout her career, Cassandra has contributed to various national newspapers, journals and magazines, in addition to publishing eleven books. She was the editor of Island Magazine and Overland from 1989 to 1994 and was founding editor of the electronic journal Australian Humanities Review in 1996.

Cassandra is currently the ARC Research Professor at the University of Sydney. She was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 ‘for outstanding contribution to Tasmanian and Australian literature and education’.


  • 1993 - 1993

    Colin Roderick Award

    Award Winner
  • 2000 - 2000

    Adelaide Festival Award for Non Fiction

    Award Winner

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Cassandra Pybus, 1956-2008 [manuscript]
  • National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
    • Cassandra Pybus interviewed by Sara Dowse [sound recording]
  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Cassandra Pybus, author and historian, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
  • Archives Office of Tasmania
    • Cassandra Pybus

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    • History and Historians