White, Patrick

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White, Patrick Gender: M
Patrick Victor Martindale White
born on 28 May 1912 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 06°43' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 07°18 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 02°12'

Patrick White
photo: Unknown, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Australian noted family member born and educated in London. He tried life as a jackeroo in various NSW stations before returning to England for a degree in modern languages at Cambridge. During WW II, White served as an intelligence officer with the RAF and while based in Egypt, met his lifetime partner, Manoly Lascaris. Settled in Sydney and Melbourne, he wrote "Happy Valley," 1939 and more, up to "The Eye of the Storm," which won the Nobel Prize for Literature on 10/19/1973. On 6/18/1976, he handed back his Order of Australia in protest against the reintroduction of knighthoods and the continuation of Sir John Kerr as G-G. He died on 9/30/1990.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1939 (Released book)
  • Work : Prize 19 October 1973 (Nobel Prize for literature)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 18 June 1976 (Refused the Order of Australia award)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Dennis Sutton quotes Susan Alexander from White, given in Sutton's 50 Australian charts, published 1996.

Sy Scholfield quotes David Marr's biography, "Patrick White: A Life" (J. Cape, 1991), p. 4: "In a Knightsbridge flat overlooking Hyde Park, their son was born at 11am on 28 May 1912."


  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (Manoly Lascaris)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (WW II)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Intelligence Officer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Literature)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Refused the Order of Australia award)