Carolyn Landon


Carolyn Landon is a biographer/memoirist/historian. Her most recent biography of the renowned botanical artist, Celia Rosser, Banksia Lady, Celia Rosser Botanical Artist was published in June 2015 by Monash University Publishing. Carolyn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and Philosophy (Beloit College Wisconsin) and an MA in Biography and Life Writing (Monash University). A former secondary teacher in Literature, English and Journalism, she is an Adjunct Research Associate at Monash University (School of Historical Studies).

Other books by Carolyn Landon:
Jackson’s Track, Memoir of a Dreamtime Place (Penguin 1999) co-authored with Daryl Tonkin;
Jackson’s Track Revisited (Monash University Publishing 2006), an examination of differing viewpoints of one story of Aboriginal assimilation using oral testimony and archival records;
Cups with No Handles, memoir of a grassroots activist (Hybrid 2008) a biography of Bette Boyanton, a founder of the Neighbourhood House Movement;
Black Swan (Allen & Unwin 2011), memoirs of Victorian Aboriginal artist, Eileen Harrison.