Farewell 2022 – welcome 2023

Farewell 2022 – welcome 2023

by Elizabeth Lhuede In 2022 we marked our 10-year anniversary of the AWW challenge blog and started in a new direction: looking at well-known and overlooked Australian women writers of the 19th and early-to-mid 20th centuries. Our small team of three expanded to...
Mrs Bode and a Question of Irony

Mrs Bode and a Question of Irony

by Elizabeth Lhuede Examines whether Mrs J A Bode’s “A Tale of Colonial Australia” can be read as an example of nineteenth-century Australian irony. When I initiated the Australian Women Writers challenge more than a decade ago, an Indigenous writer...
The Lost Stories of Evelyn Blackett

The Lost Stories of Evelyn Blackett

by Elizabeth Lhuede Rediscovering the life and work of forgotten Tasmanian author, Evelyn R Blackett (1863-1943) AS Christmas drew near in 1887, parishioners of the Church of England, at Buckland, on the east coast of Tasmania, enjoyed the novel thrill of a literary...
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...