The poet of Kiama: May Kendall (essay)

The poet of Kiama: May Kendall (essay)

by Elizabeth Lhuede Another in our series of forgotten Australian women writers. In 1907, The Catholic Press published the following column which referred to writers belonging to literary families: We have several examples in Australia of the Literary and artistic...
Learned spinster: Frances Tyrell Gill (article)

Learned spinster: Frances Tyrell Gill (article)

by Frances Gill Another in our series of lost or forgotten authors. Last month I attended a talk at the State Library of New South Wales entitled, “Tracing the life of a writer”. A panel hosted by Kate Evans, co-host of ABC’s weekly literary review program, consisted...
“Journalistic genius”: Florence Baverstock

“Journalistic genius”: Florence Baverstock

by Elizabeth Lhuede Another in our series of forgotten Australian women writers. Florence Baverstock, poet, short story writer, journalist and editor, was born Louisa Florence Blair in 1860. Her father, David Blair, emigrated to Australia from Ireland in 1850 and...
Mrs McCarter: “well-known authoress”

Mrs McCarter: “well-known authoress”

by Elizabeth Lhuede This latest essay in our forgotten author series focusses on Margaret Ann McCarter née Kinahan (1861-1913), aka Mrs McCarter. Finding forgotten authors is sometimes a matter of luck. Last year, I was working on an entry for Marjorie Weatherley,...