Anne's seventh collection of poetry
is published by
University of Papua New Guinea Press and Bookshop
is an author and poet, born in Rabaul, New Guinea. Her childhood was spent mostly in Queensland, Australia. She first left the South Pacific to train at the Royal Ballet School, London.
After a short career as a dancer, (Dancing Days) she worked for a time in a wide variety of jobs, then read History at Bedford College, University of London, obtaining her BA Honours degree in 1970.
Anne' major published prose works are
The second edition of Masked Eden was published in 2016 by the University of Papua New Guinea Press and Bookshop. It includes a new Introduction by Anne McCosker, and as an appendix, a re-issue of New Guinea Waits, published in 1993.
Her published collections of poetry are:
In addition, Anne has written two unpublished volumes of short stories. Several of these appear here in World War One, and World War Two. The former also contains material on Anne's father, Gunner Stan McCosker, and her Uncle, Lieutenant Fred Martin.
Anne's family, with its Australian and British Empire background, was closely linked with both world wars, and there are several sections, accessed from Empire & Commonwealth (1), Empire & Commonwealth (2), World War One, and World War Two, relating to this.
There is much material relating to the Japanese invasion, January 1942, the Fall of Rabaul and its terrible consequences. Anne's father, Stan McCosker, was one of the very few men to escape from Rabaul. See Publication Extracts, and especially the articles Montevideo Maru, and Montevideo Maru questions, which contain extensive extracts from the chapter in Anne's book Masked Eden, dealing with this ship.
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