Thwaites, Honor Mary (Scott Good)


b Young, NSW, Australia 1914, d 1993. Geelong CofE Grammar Sch and the Univ of Melbourne. Coming to England in the 1930s, she worked in London with a group from the Society of Friends, assisting Jewish people and others to escape from Nazi Germany. In 1939 she married the Australian poet, naval officer and (later) counter-espionage intelligence officer Michael Thwaites (1915-2005); they returned to Australia with their 4 children in 1947, to live in Canberra where she joined the Anglican parish ch. Together they wrote the hymn ‘For Australia’, sung at the 1988 bicentennial celebration at the Sydney Opera House. Her own work, original or translated, appears in the Australian hymn-book known in the UK as With One Voice (1979), Together in Song (Australian Hymn Bk II, 1999), and in HTC, Hymns and Psalms (1983) and other books. No.928.

Hymns and songs by Thwaites, Honor Mary (Scott Good)

Number Hymn Name
928 Happy the home that welcomes you, Lord Jesus