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Jane Hider

CURRENT JOB: Managing Partner Melbourne, DLA Piper


INTERESTS: I was a very avid reader when I was young, and read everything I could get my hands on: Frances Hodgson Burnett’s books—A Little Princess (1905), The Secret Garden (1911)—everything Enid Blyton, and a wonderful book by Rumer Godden called Miss Happiness and Miss Flower (1961) about two Japanese dolls (who are alive of course).

WANDERLUST: New Zealand’s South Island, which has amazing snow-capped mountains, still clear lakes and beech forests, a magical place and very unspoilt.

THE ART: Any place with great art or books, particularly art which is not located in crowded galleries full of iPhone wielding people.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS: If Babar came to visit Melbourne, I’d take him on a lovely gentle walk around the laneways, we’d breakfast somewhere quirky, then some coffee, a visit to Federation Square and then a picnic in the Royal Botanic Gardens and a climb to the top of Guilfoyle’s volcano. Finishing the day with a cocktail in a tiny bar somewhere.

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Jane Hilder pictured with
Stephen Bush
The Lure of Paris #3  1992
Oil on canvas, 195.5 x 196 cm
Artbank collection, purchased 1993