• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6216

Rae-Ellis, Vivienne

(1930 – 2015)
  • Born 23 July, 1930, Wynyard Tasmania Australia
  • Died 29 March, 2015, Bath Somerset England
  • Occupation Actor, Author, Newspaper columnist, Writer


Vivienne Rae-Ellis was born in Tasmania, however lived in England from 1987. She published books in many genres including children’s fiction, biography and adult fiction and she also conducted oral history interviews for the National Library of Australia.

Prior to her writing career, Vivienne worked as an actress, a newspaper columnist, a scriptwriter and a public relations officer.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Vivienne Rae-Ellis, 1870-2008 (bulk 1968-1983) [manuscript]
    • Records of Curtis Brown (Australia) Pty Ltd., 1962-2002 [manuscript]
  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Vivienne Rae Ellis, author, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
  • Fryer Library, The University of Queensland
    • Nancy Cato Papers