Louise Mack

Louise Mack

by Whispering Gums An article on the Tasmanian-born novelist and poet, journalist, war correspondent, and public lecturer, Louise Mack.   ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________...
Louise Mack

Bush Book Club

by Whispering Gums A departure from our focus on Australian Women Writers to a story about a book club for rural readers that was established and strongly supported by city women for several decades.  ...
Tasma, or Jessie Couvreur

Tasma, or Jessie Couvreur

Born Jessie Huybers in London in 1848, Tasma (as she later styled herself) came to Hobart, Australia, with her parents in 1852. Her family was apparently among the more prominent in Hobart, with their friends including successful author Louisa Meredith (1812-1895) and...
Louise Mack

Capel Boake

by Whispering Gums An article on the Sydney-born writer of short stories, poems, articles and novels, Capel Boake. Having moved to Melbourne while still a child, she was active in literary circles, there as well as developing her own writing career....