Rosa Praed, Sister Sorrow (review)

Rosa Praed, Sister Sorrow (review)

by Jessica White. “I was brought to the belief that there could be no such recent starting-point for an association like ours. It seemed far more reasonable to conclude that it had existed in past lives and that our attraction towards each other in this one, was the result of subconscious recognition”

Gender Unknown: the case of R McKay Tully

Gender Unknown: the case of R McKay Tully

by Elizabeth Lhuede Finding forgotten authors. While looking up material for our “stories from the archive” lists, I come across a collection of lead articles from The Dawn, published by the University of Sydney’s SETI project, and begin ferreting out the...
E H D, The Aboriginal Mother (poem)

E H D, The Aboriginal Mother (poem)

by Eliza Hamilton Dunlop The following poem, written in the aftermath of the Myall Creek massacre, appeared in The Australian in 1838, and again in 1841, when it was prefaced by the note ” ‘Only one female and a child got away from us’ –...
Eliza Hamilton Dunlop

Eliza Hamilton Dunlop

by Whispering Gums An article on the Irish-born Australian poet, Eliza Hamilton Dunlop. Politically engaged in social justice issues, she was active in mid-nineteenth century literary circles, particularly in the Hunter region of New South Wales....
Ada Cambridge, The Fourth Home (extract)

Ada Cambridge, The Fourth Home (extract)

by Ada Cambridge Ada Cambridge’s fourth home in Australia was Ballan, where she and her husband, George Cross, arrived in 1875. This extract is from Chapter X of Cambridge’s memoir Thirty Years in Australia. Sad indeed was the breaking-up of that pleasant...