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Nan Witcomb

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Nancy "Nan" Witcomb is best known around the world for her simple poems published over 3 decades as "The Thoughts of Nanushka". In her home town of Adelaide, South Australia, she is also known as a broadcaster and raconteur and has made appearances on national television. Biography Trained as a nurse at the Adelaide Children's Hospital, Nan joined Australian National Airlines (later Ansett Australia) as a hostess in 1950, launching a 23-year career that she later documented in her memoir of the early days of hostessing "Up Here and Down There". In the seventies, she hosted talk-back radio on Adelaide AM station 5DN Cruise 1323 with co-host Ken Dickin. Early ventures into writing included scriptwriting for revues and the controversial "The Mavis Bramston Show". Her poem, 'To Mourn Too Long for Those We Love' was read at the funeral of former INXS lead singer, Michael Hutchence. The Thoughts of Nanushka First published by herself, Nan's "
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