Georgina Arnott is the author of The Unknown Judith Wright (UWA Publishing, 2016), an early-life biography of one of Australia’s most widely acclaimed poets, intellectuals and activists. The book unearths material relating to Wright’s family background, early years and time at the University of Sydney in the 1930s, and presents a new story of intellectual and creative development based on it. Professor Kevin Brophy, writing in The Conversation, termed it an ‘explosive book … complex, respectful’ and ‘skeptical’.
Georgina works as a Research Assistant in the History program at Monash University, has lectured in Literary Studies at Swinburne and Victoria universities, and has had numerous book reviews and articles published in Australian Book Review and Overland.
Her current research investigates frontier encounter in Australian pastoral family histories and the biographies of the women who were employed to conduct social surveys in Melbourne during the 1940s, including in Williamstown. She lives with her family in Williamstown.