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Pamela Ruskin was born on 8 June, 1920 in Hampstead, England, is a journalist. Discover Pamela Ruskin’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 90 years old?

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Age 90 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 8 June 1920
Birthday 8 June
Birthplace Hampstead, England
Date of death (2010-05-20)
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Nationality Australia

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Pamela Ruskin Net Worth

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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
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The depth of Ruskin’s research for her articles is notable; her Walkabout magazine tribute to Arthur Upfield for example, is the first in a 2012 collection of essays on the Australian author. According to Ken Scarlett, her 1966 book on Karl Duldig, for which Eric Westbrook wrote the introduction was at the time and until the 1980s one of very few monographs devoted to Australian sculptors.


She died of heart failure on 20 May 2010, aged 89, at her home in Toorak, survived by her children, Sally, Jeremy, Richard and Nick, nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She is buried at Melbourne Chevra Kadisha.


As a regular reviewer of ballet, opera and theatre Ruskin consequently became a judge of the Green Room Awards that recognise and reward talent in the various sectors of the arts. She held that position well into her eighties and was made a Life Member in 1996. Ruskin continued to practise her profession into the new century.


Born Pamela June Zimbler at Hampstead in London, she was the only daughter of Dolly (née Goldhill) and Samuel. Her mother Dolly died 11 June 1979. Her father was a furrier who had migrated with his family to Melbourne when she was a child of six, and conducted business until the mid-1950s in Flinders Lane, the centre of Melbourne’s ‘rag trade’. Educated at the non-denominational St Catherine’s School, Toorak, she completed an Arts degree at Melbourne University. During World War II and living at 45 Bruce St., Toorak, she served in the Royal Australian Navy decoding section, and in 1940 met Jewish refugee from Berlin, Alfred Ruskin who had been studying medicine at Berlin University, but was forced to leave during Nazi purges. He had migrated in 1938 and joined the Army to become a naturalised Australian. They were married in St Kilda at the Temple Beth Israel on 27 July 1944, and Alfred went on to become a printer, publisher and patron of the arts for which he received the Order of Australia in 1986.

In 1979 she defended against objections by Morris Lurie of her choice, as one of two judges, of Sir John Kerr as joint winner of the Fellowship of Australian Writers of the A$500 Con Weickhardt Award for biography, autobiography or memoir; she called Lurie’s protest “an outrageous attitude taking his political views where they have no place,” stressing that though she couldn’t abide Kerr as a public figure and voted for Gough Whitlam in 1975, they had unanimously awarded the book the prize on its literary merit.


Pamela and her husband Alfred were supporters of the Melba Opera Trust where he served as Chairman of Council from 1972-1996, the perpetual Alfred Ruskin Memorial Award being established in his name. He was also a member of the Australian Ballet Foundation Board.


She received Walkley Awards; one in 1968 for her story in Walkabout on the anthropologist Baldwin Spencer and his adoption as one of their people by the Arrernte, and in 1969 for another Walkabout article, on the Victorian ballet school. Ruskin was a guest lecturer at the January 1975 Journalism Summer School conducted by Patrick Tennison at the YMCA National College in Albert Road, South Melbourne.


When the Freedom to Read Association held its first meeting in the Melbourne Town Hall in 1964 she was one of five speakers giving a critical appraisal of books which were banned in Australia; The Bulletin reported that “Mrs Ruskin is a mother of four who combines housekeeping with an active career in journalism. She considered Lolita as a genuine love story, despite the hero’s unpleasant form of sexual deviation.”


During 1954 she and Caroline Isaacson partnered in a writers’ agency ‘Features,’ from 11 Monomeath Ave., Toorak, advertising in The Journalist. She was a freelance contributor to magazines including Walkabout, for which she wrote over 30 articles between 1963 and 1978; Dance Australia Magazine; Theatre Australia; and 24 Hours.


The couple had four children, but motherhood did not prevent Pamela flourishing in journalism. In 1946 her story The Man on the Mast was broadcast on radio by the Australian Broadcasting Commission. In 1951 for The Argus she wrote an exposé of the state-run children’s hostels. From 1952 until 1984 she wrote on various subjects for Melbourne’s The Age, contributed a regular stamp column to The Argus newspaper, and collaborated on radio plays with Morris West before he became a best-selling author.


Pamela Ruskin (8 June 1920 – 20 May 2010) was an Australian freelance journalist with a special interest in the arts.