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Central Park, NYC

This dream of our youth will fade out as the splendour fades
from the skies when the sun sinks to sleep

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox, ‘You Will Forget Me’

Anneliese Abela is an aspiring writer who has just completed a double degree in Journalism and Creative Writing at the University of South Australia. For the first half of 2015 she studied a semester abroad at Stetson University in Florida, USA, and in July studied English Literature in a summer school at Oxford University, England.

This year she is studying an Honours degree in Creative Writing and her thesis explores historical fiction focusing on World War I both in Australia and in France. In July this year she will travel to France and Belgium with Legacy Australia on the Pozieres… Our Legacy study tour and will explore the battlefields and memorials of the Western Front to understand more about Australia’s history and involvement in the war and the experiences and sacrifices of young Australians including her own relatives.

She loves reading books and has been writing since she was a child. For four years of her life she lived in Colorado, USA and has travelled all throughout America, Australia, China, the United Kingdom and Ireland. She loves to travel and plans to explore more of the world and meet new people.

Extremely passionate about animal rights and welfare, Anneliese hopes to use her writing to raise awareness of animal cruelty across the world and to promote a compassionate, loving and peaceful world in which animals and humans live together harmoniously.

Her passion for writing and travel are what inspired Anneliese to study journalism. She wishes to experience different places, learn the world’s history, and write stories about everything she experiences in life. To make people care about something, or to connect with them and take them on a journey through her writing, is the best thing she imagines she could do with her life.

Graduating from UniSA in 2016


Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society

Recipient of the Freemasons Legacy Scholarship 2014

Recipient of the John Gough Memorial Fund Scholarship 2015

Radcliffe Camera, University of Oxford


With Governor-General Peter Cosgrove at 2015 AVCAT Awards Presentation
On The Legacy Hour at Radio Adelaide
Filming at the 2015 End Live Export Rally in Adelaide