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Anne Bower Ingram
Anne Whitten Bower

(1937-10-18)18 October 1937
Died 26 March 2010(2010-03-26) (aged 72)
Nationality Australian
Occupation Publisher
Known for Children's literature

Anne Bower Ingram OAM (1937–2010) was an Australian children's author and publisher.


Ingram was born in Manilla, New South Wales on 18 October 1937. She left school at 15 to work in a bookshop. At age 21 Ingram travelled to Britain, and joined the publisher William Collins.

Anne married Clark Ingram in 1964, but they divorced in 1977. Over her career, she launched and supported the careers of countless writers and illustrators and championed Australian children's literature in Australia and overseas.

For the 1988 bicentenary, Ingram organized for an exhibition of Australian children's book illustrations in Bologna and other European destinations.

Ingram died on 26 March 2010 aged 72.



  • Shudders and Shakes: Ghostly tales from Australia, Collins, 1972
  • Too True: Australian tall tales, Collins, 1974
  • The Pickled Boeing : An illustrated collection of stories and poems, as editor, Children's Medical Research Foundation, 1982
  • Mouse's Marriage, co-author and illustrator Junko Morimoto, Lothian Books, 1985
  • Ford Family Car Fun Book, co-compiler Peggy O'Donnell, illustrated by Bob Graham, Ellsyd Press, 1986
  • The Twin Stars, adapted from story by Kenji Miyazawa, illustrated by Junko Morimoto, Lothian Books, 1986
  • Camping : Let's do it together, co-author Peggy O'Donnell, illustrated by Bob Graham, Ellsyd Press, 1987
  • Making a Picture Book, Methuen Australia, 1987
  • The Moose, the Goose and the Watermelon Juice, by Sue Jackman, illustrated by Clare Watson, Collins, 1989
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