Phyllis McDuff

Phyllis McDuff was born in the outback, in Hillston, western New South Wales. Her early years included extensive family travel through Europe, Africa and Asia. She was educated at; Brigidine College in Randwick, Sydney University, the University of New England and the University of Queensland. Her career training horses was based on instruction received at the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna. Phyllis has lived on the outskirts of Brisbane, Queensland since 1965.  Phyllis has recently been awarded the Austria Prize for Services to German Literature; jointly awarded by the Austrian Consulate, University of Sydney and Macquarie University.