President of the Australian Society of Authors, 1985-1986 (succeeding
Donald Horne, who became Chair of the Australia Council).
Western Australian Citizen of the Year Award in Arts, Entertainment and
Culture, awarded 1 June.
Honorary DTech awarded by the Western Australian Institute
of Technology (now Curtin University, Perth) "in recognition of her
international standing as an author and creative writer, her interests
in the Western Australian Institute of Technology and her professional
contribution to students' learning," 20 March 1987.
Foundation Member of the Curtin University Fellowship, conferred
25 May 1987.
Commemorative plaque, 32 St. George's Terrace, Perth (opposite Government
House). Inaugurated in 1979, the commemorative plaques honour "distinguished
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), for service to Australian literature,
announced by the Governor General of Australia the Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen
in the Queen's Birthday Honours List (13 June) and presented by the Governor
of Western Australia Professor Gordon Stanley Reid AD, 29 September.
Honorary Life Membership of Curtin Alumni, awarded 13 October.
Advance Australia Award, awarded 26 January.
Fellowship of Australian Writers (Western Australia) Crucible
and Life Membership, awarded April.
Curtin University Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Series
Dibble, Brian. "'Adam Was an Androgyne…': Community in the
Fiction of Elizabeth Jolley." Alexander Library Lecture Theatre,
Perth, 4 December.
Taylor, Andrew. "Careful, She May Be Sitting Behind You: Australian
Writers and the Wider World." Alexander Library Lecture Theatre,
Perth, 7 October.
Dodson, Patrick. "The Process of Reconciliation." Alexander
Library Lecture Theatre, Perth, 28 September.
Lawrence, Carmen. "'My Invalid Carrot is the Prettiest of Them
All.'" Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre, Curtin University, 24
Summers, Anne. "The Newspaper of Claremont." Alexander Library
Lecture Theatre, Perth, 10 August.
Feuer, Jane. "In Defence of Melodrama: Camp, Drag, Excess, Melrose
Place and Everyday Life." Norman Dufty Lecture Theatre, Curtin
University, 13 November.
Special Presentation of The Well at Cinema Paradiso, Perth, 21 July,
with its director, Samantha Lang, attending and speaking before the
Hazel Hawke. "The Whispering in Our Heart." Elizabeth Jolley
Lecture Theatre, Curtin University, 6 June.
Ruth Cracknell. "Creative Woman: Pluses and Minuses." Elizabeth
Jolley Lecture Theatre, Curtin University, 30 September.
Patricia Routledge. "In Praise of Mentors." Elizabeth Jolley
Lecture Theatre, Curtin University, 14 August.
Hilary McPhee. "Creative Tension." Elizabeth Jolley Lecture
Theatre, Curtin University, 1 November.
Barry Humphries. "My Life As Me." Elizabeth Jolley Lecture
Theatre, Curtin University, 22 July.
Robert Drewe. "Territory." Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre,
Curtin University, 5 October.
Katherine Brisbane. "Imagining a Creative Nation." Alexander
Library Lecture Theatre, Perth, 3 August.
Elizabeth Webby (Chair), Kim Scott, Julienne van Loon, Dave Warner.
"Critical Regionalism: Realizing the Local." Elizabeth Jolley
Lecture Theatre, Curtin University, 8 February 2008.
Prof Raimond Gaita. "Literature and Morality? Of Course. But Literature and Law?" Building 213, Curtin University, 22 October 2009.
Noeline Brown. "How ageing is represented in the media" Bankwest Lecture Theatre, Curtin University, 23 September 2010.
Room 101 in Building 210, Curtin University, named the Elizabeth Jolley
Doctor of Letters honoris causa awarded by Macquarie University, 28 April
Both Jolley and Jessica Anderson are awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters at this graduation ceremony. Jolley, having been introduced by then Vice Chancellor Diane Yerbury, gives an 8-minutes graduation address which draws on favourite writers and refers to constant themes in her work.
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters, awarded for "recognition of
her outstanding contribution to Australian literature," by the University
of Queensland, 19 December 1997.
Australia's Living National Treasures, National Trust of
Australia (NSW), announced December.
This inaugural award for 100 prominent Australian citizens
recognised their special contributions to Australian society and included
Jolley as one of 5 Western Australians honoured.
Appointed as Professor of Creative Writing at Curtin University, 6 June
State Living Treasures Award (Western Australia), awarded
by the Ministry for Culture and the Arts, 21 October 1998.
Jolley was one of 11 artists honoured for a "lifetime
work that has enhanced the artistic and cultural life of Western Australia,
provided inspiration for other artists and enriched our community."
Outstanding Citizen Citation, Claremont Branch of the Liberal Party, 25
Doctor of Letters honoris causa awarded for "eminent service to the
community," by the University of New South Wales, 5 May 2000.
Commonwealth Recognition Award for Senior Australians,
awarded in recognition of significant contribution to local community,
Centenary Medal, awarded by the Governor General of Australia the Rt Reverend
Dr Peter Hollingworth AC OBE, April.
The Centenary Medal, announced by Prime Minister John Howard
on 28 December 2001, commemorated 100 years of federation and acknowledged
"those who contributed to the success of Australia's first hundred
years as a federal nation."
Annual Elizabeth Jolley Memorial Scholarship, for a student enrolling
in the Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Cultural Studies) at Curtin
University of Technology.
The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and reward
young people who have demonstrated academic excellence and have an interest
in pursuing a career in Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Literary
and Cultural Studies or Performance Studies.
Dedicated Concert Program. WASO (Western Australian Symphony
Orchestra) Great Classics [Concert Series]. Symphony No. 38 Prague, by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ein deutsches Requiem (German Requiem), by
Johannes Brahms. Cond. Lothar Zagrosek. Perf. Jutta Boehnert and Anton
Scharinger. Concert Hall, Perth, 16-17 November.
"WASO salutes the life and work of the great WA writer
Elizabeth Jolley [1923-2007] for whom music, especially Brahms' German
Requiem, was a great source of joy and inspiration."
Melbourne Writers' Festival Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Series
Caroline Lurie, "Elizabeth Jolley-A Tribute," Beckett Theatre, Melbourne, 30 August.
Past literary agent and close friend, Caroline Lurie delivered a tribute to Elizabeth Jolley. From 2008 these lectures will become known as the Annual Elizabeth Jolley Lecture.
Elizabeth Webby, "The mysterious Mrs. Jolley", Federation Square, Melbourne, 23 August.
Elizabeth Webby AM is an Emeritus Professor of Australian Literature at the University of Sydney.This is the first in a series of annual lectures to be held in honour of Elizabeth Jolley, extracts of each to be published in The Age and each to be recorded and broadcast by Radio National.
Presented by Brian Dibble, Federation Square, Melbourne, 22 August.
Brian Dibble, who in 1972 founded what is now Communication and Cultural Studies at Curtin University, is Curtin's Emeritus Professor of Comparative Literature. He has published articles on Elizabeth Jolley's work and written/edited a dozen books, including his own poetry and prose and two edited volumes of William Hart-Smith's poetry.
Publication of Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley by Brian Dibble, UWA Press.
Professor Dibble was given complete access to Jolley's personal papers held at the Mitchell Library, New South Wales to complete his biography of the author. The biography was awarded the 2008 WA Premier's Book Award in the category of WA History and was shortlisted for the 2009 Prime Ministers Literary Awards.
A Jolley Performance, performed by Maggie Millar, Joy Mitchell and Sean Scully, Melbourne Writers Festival 2010, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, 3 September
Staged readings of two Elizabeth Jolley plays - Little Lewis Has Had a Lovely Sleep and Mr Right. Maggie Millar has previously performed in the role of Miss Vales in Little Lewis. Elizabeth once wrote to Maggie to say how much she enjoyed her performance and this led to further correspondence and a meeting in Perth. As a result of her experience with Elizabeth, Maggie performed a monologue, Miss Vales: Mr Right.