Screenwriter Margaret Kelly lists Ocean Shore home

Screenwriter Margaret Kelly lists Ocean Shore home
Screenwriter Margaret Kelly lists Ocean Shore home

Margaret Kelly, who was the screenwriter of early 1980s coming-of-age film Puberty Blues, is selling her Ocean Shores home in the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

Kelly, a television script-writer for four decades, has lived there for the past eight years, having previously resided at Mona Vale, Bilgola and later at Fisherman's Bay in Port Stephens. 

The home on 1372 sqm backs onto the ninth green of the Ocean Shores Country Club.

There's plenty of buggy space in the garage of the home being marketed as a "golfers paradise" by Peter Browning at LJ Hooker Brunswick Heads.

The home has four bedroom, including a fully self-contained one bedroom flat in the basement.

Kelly shared the 1978 Logie Award for best dramatic script with John Dingwall for the 1977 hit Pig in a Poke in which a wealthy Melbourne doctor moves to Redfern amid the disenfranchised and impoverished state of Australia's indigenous population.

She wrote scripts for McLeod's Daughters, Homicide, A Country Practice, The Cowra Breakout, G.P, Heartbreak High and SeaChange. 

Kelly's adaptation of Puberty Blues, had been optioned from the then as-yet unpublished stories of Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey, whom she had met at a writing workshop in a suburban theatre.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph. 

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