Tne New Woman in Australia

Tne New Woman in Australia

It is not possible to write about early Australian women writers without mentioning, and relying on, the work of Dale Spender, in particular, Writing a New World

Australian Suffragists

Australian Suffragists

Suffragism was state (colony) based up until Federation on 1 Jan 1901, and voting rights for the first federal election were based on voting rights in the individual states

Clare Wright, You Daughters of Freedom

Clare Wright, You Daughters of Freedom

By Sue/Whispering Gums. Australia was a leader in women’s suffrage by being the first nation to legislate suffrage for all white adult Australian women, without property qualifications, and to enable those women to stand for parliament [but] it was just for white women.

Capel Boake and “The Grey Streets”

Capel Boake and “The Grey Streets”

by Elizabeth Lhuede Another in our series of posts on works published in 1924 (or authors who died in 1924). Melbourne writer Doris Boake Kerr (1889-1944), who published under the pseudonym of “Capel Boake”,  is already known to AWW readers; Whispering Gums, aka Sue...
J.M. Stevens, and “The butterfly symphony”

Lillian Pyke, and “Mary’s mother”

by Whispering Gums A post in our series featuring works published in 1924 (or by authors who died in 1924). This post’s subject is a short story published in Melbourne’s The Weekly Times on 31 May 1924, by the Victorian born-writer, Lillian Pyke. Lillian...