Louise Mack, The world is round

Louise Mack, The world is round

by Whispering Gums  A review of Louise Mack’s debut novel, The world is round Over the last two months we have posted four posts on Louise Mack (1870-1935) – a short biography, followed by an example of her journalistic writing in January,  and then a...
Louise Mack, The world is round

Louise Mack

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

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...