Amy Mack, Bushland stories

Amy Mack, Bushland stories

by Whispering Gums Two months ago, we introduced Amy Mack, a popular Australian writer in the early decades of the twentieth century. In this post, we focus on one of her best known books, Bushland stories   To recap our first post on her, Amy Eleanor Mack...
Amy Mack, Bushland stories

Barbara Baynton, A dreamer

by Whispering Gums A review of the first story in Barbara Baynton’s collection, Bush studies. This month we have featured Barbara Baynton in a few posts – two articles (a review of Penne Hackforth-Jones’ biography, and a review of Baynton’s...
Amy Mack, Bushland stories

Amy Mack: “a nature-lover”

by Whispering Gums Introducing a writer who was popular in Australia in the early decades of the twentieth century. Amy Eleanor Mack (1876-1939) was an Australian writer, journalist, and editor. One of thirteen children born in Port Adelaide to Irish-born parents,...
Amy Mack, Bushland stories

Helen Simpson: “one of the giants”?

by Whispering Gums Introducing a writer who was popular in Australia in the early decades of the twentieth century. Helen Simpson is one of those writers who was very popular in her day, but who has since disappeared from view. Her full name was Helen de Guerry...