Louise Mack, Teens (novel extracts)

Louise Mack, Teens (novel extracts)

Louise Mack, extract from Teens (1897) As we posted in our recent Ethel Turner juvenilia post, Ethel Turner, author of Seven Little Australians, and her older sister Lillian practised their literary skills by producing a newspaper while still at school. In that post,...
Ethel Turner’s juvenilia

Ethel Turner’s juvenilia

by Whispering Gums An article on some of the juvenilia written by Ethel Turner, author of the Australian children’s literature classic, Seven Little Australians, and many other works....
Mary Gaunt, Quits (short story)

Mary Gaunt, Quits (short story)

by Mary Gaunt (1861-1942) After braving the dual peril of floods and bushrangers, rural women face a moral dilemma. Gaunt’s short story, “Quits”, was first published in Windsor Magazine in Dec 1898 and reprinted in The Broad Arrow Standard in...
Mary Gaunt, Quits (short story)

Mary Gaunt

by Bronwyn. [Mary Gaunt was] an extraordinary woman. Independent and adventurous as well as articulate, opinionated and determined, in a time when women were not encouraged to be any of these things.

“Reputed authoress”: Isabel Grant

“Reputed authoress”: Isabel Grant

by Elizabeth Lhuede Finding forgotten and overlooked Australian women writers. One way I’ve been tracing Australian women writers is by looking at “literary notes”, gossip columns and review pages on Trove; another has been to look at indexes of...
Ethel Turner’s juvenilia

Louisa Atkinson, pioneer woman journalist

by Whispering Gums An article on the early Australian writer and botanist, Louisa Atkinson (1834-1872), complementing our previous posts on her, Bill Holloway’s review of her novel Gertrude the emigrant, and an extract from that novel....