Kate Helen Weston, an “inky-wayfarer”

Kate Helen Weston, an “inky-wayfarer”

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 column published in Adelaide’s The Register on 17 August 1924, by the Victorian born novelist, musician and...
Elizabeth Macarthur

Elizabeth Macarthur

The obverse of the Lone Hand (and of his mate, the Brave Anzac) is that it was women who were left to manage not just the home, but the industry which maintains the home.

Kate Helen Weston, an “inky-wayfarer”

Marion Simons, aka Stella Hope (et al)

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 column published in Adelaide’s Saturday Journal on 17 August 1924, by the South Australian born, Marion Simons, under...
Happy new year 2024!

Happy new year 2024!

Welcome to a new year of highlighting the lives and works of early Australian women writers. This year, our commissioning editor Bill from The Australian Legend has chosen to focus on the theme, “The Independent Woman in Australian Literature”. Whispering...
Daisy Bates, The Passing of the Aborigines

Daisy Bates, The Passing of the Aborigines

by Bill Holloway There was a time when Daisy Bates (1859-1951), a strange old woman living in a tent in a remote Trans-Australia railway way-station and Aboriginal camp, was one of the best known women in Australia. From the time she arrived in Western Australia in...