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Gillian Sarah Polack, Australian historian, writer. Diplôme supérieur de français des affaires Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1997.


Polack, Gillian Sarah was born on April 25, 1961 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Daughter of Les Oberman, Sonya Oberman and Leo Polack.


Bachelor with honours, University Melbourne, 1983. Master of Arts in Medieval Studies, University Toronto, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, University Sydney, 1987.

Graduate diploma in adult educated and training, University New England, 1999.


Assistant director Department Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra, 1992—1998. Educator in medieval studies Australian National University, Australia, since 1998.


  • Diplôme supérieur de français des affaires Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1997.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Illuminations, 2002, The Art of Effective Dreaming, 2005, short stories, A Medieval French Rosh Hashana, 2000. Editor, contributor: Once and Future: Medieval and Modern Arthurian Literature, 2000, contributor: Medieval Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs. Contributor columns in newspapers, articles to professional journals.


Chairman status of women National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, Canberra, 1991—1999, vice president and national director, 1994—1997. Co-convenor national committee Women's History Month, Australia, 1999—2004. Deputy convenor Coalition of Participating Organizations of Women, 1995—1996.

Mail list manager Australian Non-Governor Organization Implementation Team for the Beijing Platform for Action, Canberra, 1998—2004. President National Council of Jewish Women, 1989—1992, 2000—2002. Ministerial advisor ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Women, since 2001.

National board member National Council of Jewish Women, since 1989. Editor- housing H-France, since 2001. Member of Australian Capital Territory Writer's Center (education consultant, Canberra since 2002, educator since 2000), National Women's Media Centre (board member 1987—2003), Adult Learning Australia, International Ballad Commission, Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild, Folk Dance Canberra, ACT Jewish Community.


  • Other Interests

    Folklife, reading, cooking.


Les Oberman

Leo Polack