1920s

The following list provides links to texts by well-known and forgotten Australian women writers published in the 1920s which are available either to be read online or for download. They are organised alphabetically by author in decade of publication.

Links below are to Trove unless otherwise stated. Note: for State Library of Victoria (SLVIC) digital collections, access conditions apply.+

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Adams, Alice Gertrude b. 1878, Hobart, Tas; d. 1961
Sestinas (1928)
Songs (1926)
Sonnets (1927)

Adams, Bertha Southey aka Bertha Adams, B. S. Adams, Mrs T C Brammall, Berth Southey Brammall, Bertha Brammall; b. 1877 Hamilton, Tas; d. 1957 Sydney, NSW; biographical snippet (21 Mar 1936); widowed 1945 (ref)
— “A ballad of 3LO” (1926, poem)
— “In memoriam” (1929, poem; note included: “Mr W A Beamish on the night of April 4, 1929, Tasmania, gave his life that others might live.)

Anderson, Ethel, birth name: Ethel Louise Mason; aka Ethel Campbell Louise Anderson, Mrs Austin Anderson; b. 16 Mar 1883, Lillington, Warwickshire, England; d. 4 Aug 1958, Turramurra, New South Wales. The AustLit database lists over 160 works for Anderson. During the 1920s, Anderson had work published in The bulletin, The Sydney morning herald, The home: an Australian quarterly, Art in Australia, and elsewhere. [Work will be in copyright until 2028.]
— “The ballad of riddling bridge” (1929, poem)
— “The Clipper Dunbar to the Clipper Cutty Sark” (1927, poem)
— “On the hill-top” (1926, poem)
— “The wattle tree” (1927, prose-poem: “an essay in the modern manner”)
— “Sunrise” (1925, poem)
— “Time’s fly” (1925, poem)
— “To one absent” (1926, poem)
— “Two songs” (1927, poem)

Ansted, Josephine (1898?-?).
The son of the bondwoman, H. G. Forster, Sydney, 1925, 380 pp. (Birth year deduced by a children’s letter to the editor by a “Josephine Ansted” of Mosman in 1913 which gives the letter-writer’s age as 15 years, an attribution which may in error; the surmise that “Ansted” is the author’s maiden name comes from a review of her novel in the The Sydney Morning Herald (1925) which refers to the author as “Miss Josephine Ansted”. Review of The son of the bondwoman here, with photo of the author; mentions a second novel almost complete. There are archival records of Ansted’s correspondence with Angus & Robertson held on microfilm at the Mitchell Library.
— “A ship’s boy” (1926, Jan 19), The Australian Women’s Mirror, p6, continued on p51. For the inspiration of this story, see the anecdote about Josephine and her husband here. (Item may take a while to load.)
Ship’s sirens (1926, poem)

Aston, Matilda Ann aka Aston, Tilly b.11 Dec 1873, Carisbrook Vic; d.1 Nov 1947, Windsor Vic; obituary 3 Nov 1947
Singable songs (1924) – link to SLVIC digital collection+

Baily, Elsie Marion. aka E. M. Baily, Elsie Marion Croll d. 19 Nov 1974, Sydney, NSW.
— “The river’s triumph: a story of the floods” (1929)
— “Triumph” (1926, short story)

Barnard, Marjorie b. 1897; d. 1987. Part of writing team “M Barnard Eldershaw – see separate entry)
The ivory gate (1920, novel) – link to AustLink; access conditions apply (e.g. via free library membership or subscription)

Bavin, Edyth birth name Edyth Ellen Winchcombe; aka Edyth Ellen Banin, Lady Bavin; b. 1879, Surry Hills, NSW; d. 1942, Vaucluse, NSW; obituary 18 Nov 1942.
— “A June day” (1927, prose)
— “A little elf” (1926, poem for children)
— “A song” (1929, poem)
— “At Mt Tomah: the jungle” (1928, prose)
— “Billy Boo” (1926, poem for children)
— “Bluebell” (1927, poem for children)
— “Bobby” (1927, poem for children)
— “Child’s day: looking forward to the treat” (1928, prose)
— “The clock” (1927, poem for children)
— “Cruelty to children” (1924, correspondence)
— “The deaf and dumb” (1925, correspondence)
— “Does anybody know?” (1925, poem for children)
— “The dream” (1927, poem for children)
— “During crisis, visiting housekeepers” (1928, prose)
— “The dustman” (1928, poem)
— “The elephant” (1926, poem for children)
— “The elf” (1928, poem for children)
— “Fairy help” (1926, poem for children)
— “The fairy’s gift” (1925, poem for children)
— “Free kindergarten” (1925, correspondence)
— “Good-bye, ocean!” (1927, poem for children)
— “Grandmamma” (1925, poem for children)
— “If I were Queen” (1929, poem, poem for children)
— “If we were charged so much for sunsets; the luck of the man who sells clothes props” (1927, prose)
— “I’ll be Captain” (1926, poem for children)
— “In the sun” (1926, poem)
— “Jennifer Jane” (1933, poem)
— “The little road” (1928, poem for children)
— “Millicent May” (1926, poem for children)
— “Mr crow” (1926, poem for children)
— “My garden where flowers boom and birds sing, beauty which remains” (1928, prose)
— “Night-time” (1927, poem for children)
— “The noisy parrots” (1925, poem for children)
— “Off to school” (1926, poem for children)
— “On a railway stations” (1925, prose)
— “Our girls” (1921, correspondence)
— “The polar bear” (1926, poem for children)
— “The present” (1928, poem for children)
— “Raindrops” (1926, poem for children)
— “Robert the mouse” (1929, poem for children)
— “The South Coast: a variety of timbers” (1927, prose)
— “Three bears” (1926, poem for children)
— “The thrush” (1929, poem)
— “The visitor” (1926, poem for children)
— “White Chief: Tusitala, teller of tales” (1929, prose)
— “Wind faires” (1927, poem for children)

Beaver, Racey birth name: Racey Schlank, aka Excelsior b. [1872]; d 14 Apr 1931; Jewish heritage; changed her name from the German Schlank in 1915 to her mother’s family name of Beaver; prior to that year she published as “Racey Schlank”.
— “Anzac Day” (1926, poem)
— “The blind soldier” (1922, poem)
— “The bunyip” (1926, poem for children)
— “Culture the education of soul” (1925, prose; competition second-prize winner)
— “The heart of a violet” (1922, poem)
More children’s songs (1927): “Ten popular songs by Racey Beaver; music by Edith Harry, contains ‘Joey Bear’, ‘The Wombat and the Platypus’, ‘Willy Wagtail,’ ‘The Snook’, ‘The Emus and the Bustard’. etc. etc.” (ref)]
— “Mrs Wiggs of the cabbage patch” (1924, prose recollections; competition for “favourite heroine in fiction” second-prize winner)
— “‘My magazine’: a favorite” (1924, prose recollections; competition for “favourite heroine in fiction” second-prize winner)
— “Our gallant dead” (1923, poem)
— “The overland telegraph line” (1922, poem)
— “The pilgrimage: translated from the French” (1923, poem)
— “The unknown warrior” (1920, poem)
— [Untitled]: “Anzacs! Anzac! marching along (1921, poem)

Bedford, Ruth aka Ruth M Bedford b. 2 Aug 1882, Petersham, NSW; d. 24 Jul 1963, Paddington NSW. Bedford was a prolific poet who published many poems during the 1920s, mostly in The Sydney morning herald (not all listed below).
— “A white mouse” (1926, short story)
— “At Circular Quay” (1924, poem)
— “The balcony” (1925, poem)
— “Bedtime” (1925, poem)
— “The blue hills” (1924, poem)
— “The builder” (1925, poem)
— “The chimney star” (1925, poem)
— “Christmas carol” (1924, poem)
— “Christmas Eve” (1925, poem)
— “The comb” (1925, poem)
— “Day’s delight” (1925, poem)
— “Early morning” (1925, poem)
— “Evelyn’s garden” (1925, poem)
— “The flowers’ store” (1925, poem)
— “Good morning” (1925, poem)
— “The grassy ways” (1925, poem)
— “His birthday” (1925, poem)
— “In clover” (1925, poem)
— “Kittens at play” (1925, poem)
— “Light in darkness” (1925, poem)
— “Miss Minchin” (1925, poem)
— “Moonlight” (1925, poem)
— “Old epitaphs” (1929, prose)
— “Out of the mouths of babes” (1925, poem)
— “Pleasant places: an Australian nursery rhyme” (1925, poem)
— “Rhyme in spring” (1925, poem)
— “Rockets” (1925, poem)
— “Save the trees” (1925, poem; “A plea for those Moreton Bay figtrees in the University Grounds, now under sentence of death.”)
— “Snow-white: European scenes” (1929, prose)
— “So much to see” (1924, poem)
— “Spring fashion” (1925, poem)
— “The windmill” (1925, poem)
— “The wood at dusk” (1924, poem)
— “The wood-nymph” (1924, poem)

Bell, Enid S; b. 1889, Boonah, Qld; d. 1965. In December 1927, Bell wrote a series of articles for The daily mail on India (ref), but Trove has only to 1926.
Tiger shooting in India (1928, prose)

Bevan, Beatrice Vale birth name: Beatrice Vale; also writes as Mrs Willett Bevan, B V B; b. 1876, Vic; d. 1946, Adelaide, SA. Biographical snippett 18Jan 1902. Obituary 13 Apr 1945.
— “1923” (1924, poem)
— “A Christmas carol” (1927, poem; almost unreadable scan)
— “A Christmas carol” (1928, poem)
— “A happy new year” (1921, poem)
— “A nurse remembers” (1927, poem; “Violet Memory Day”)
— “Armistice Day Hymn” (1928, poem)
— “April 25, 1915” (1922, poem)
— “The babe at Bethlehem” (1925, poem)
— “The birthplace of Adam Lindsay Gordon” (1922, poem)
— “The children’s cry! Europe’s starving children” (1921, poem)
— “Christmas” (1920, poem)
— “Christmas” (1927, poem)
— “Christmas [2]” (1927, poem)
— “Christmas, 1920” (1920, poem)
— “Christmas: ‘The Feast of the Babe’ (Browning)” (1921, poem)
— “Death and life” (1922, poem)
— “Duchess of York: glamor of Glamis!” (1927, poem)
— “Easter, 1924: ‘This Jesus!‘”
— “Eastertide” (1922, poem)
— “Empire Day prayer” (1922, poem)
— “Empire Day verses” (1922)
— “Gallipoli” (1928, poem)
— “The game” (1928, poem)
— “Gawler memorial” (1921, poem)
— “God Save the King” (1921, poem)
— “Here’s to the King” (1920, poem)
— “In Memoriam: April 25, 1915” (1924, poem)
— “Mother’s Day, 1922 (To R.V.)” (1922, poem)
— “Mothers’ Day” (1929, prose)
— “Joy” (1922, poem)
— “Lady Weigall – a tribute” (1921, poem)
— “The landing” (25 Apr 1927, poem)
— “Lines to Sir Ross Smith” (1927, poem)
— “The madonna and child” (1922, poem)
— “The memory flower” (1920, poem)
— “Mrs Barnet” (1921, poem)
— “My rose” (1922, poem)
— “New Year, 1926” (1926, poem)
— “The New Year, 1927” (1926, poem)
— “Portrait of Emily Barnet” (1926, poem)
— “The prevention of crime” (1924, prose)
— “The Prince” (1920, poem)
— “The Prince’s visit” (1920, poem)
— “St George’s Day” (1921, poem)
— “Songs of the season” (1921, poem)
— “Temperance reform” (1924, correspondence)
— “Three ships” (1929, poem)
— “The vision splendid” (1920, poem)
— “Waiting” (1922, poem)
— “Welcome” (1920, poem)

Boake, Capel aka Doris Boake Kerr b. 29 Aug 1899; d. 5 Jun 1944. [works out of copyright]
— “A house by the river” (1922, short story)
— “A matter of business” (1925, short story)
— “A touch of the sun” (1924, short story)
— “The amber necklace” (1926, short story)
— “Atavism” (1922, short story; scroll down to view)
— “The bargain” (1924, short story)
— “The bend in the road” (1922, short story)
— “Beverley” (1926, short story)
— “The bookshop” (1922, short story)
— “Childhood” (1925, poem)
— “The contract” (1926, short story)
— “Doug” (1922, short story)
— “Finito l’Amore” (1922, short story; scroll down to view)
— “Forgetfulness” (1921, poem)
— “The green god” (1924, short story)
— “The happy dead” (1926, poem)
— “Her hands” (1925, poem)
— “The hills of Dandenong” (1925, poem)
— “The house by the river” (1922, short story)
— “James” (1925, short story)
Kangaroo rhymes (1922, selected poetry for children. Link to State Library of Victoria Digital Collection.
— “The legacy” (1926, short story)
— “The little track” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “Memory” (1922, poem)
— “Murray’s farm” (1925, short story)
— “The necessary third” (1926, short story, romance)
— “The open door” (1928, short story)
— “Poplar trees” (1923, poem)
— “The prisoner” (1924, poem)
— “Quicksilver” (1928, short story)
— “Quiet things” (1924, poem)
— “The road to Dandenong” (1922, poem)
— “The romance of shop windows” (1920, prose)
The Romany mark (1923)
— “The room” (1925, poem)
— “The room next door” (1926, short story)
— “Scarlett hibiscus” (1927, short story)
— “Smith’s George” (1925, short story)
— “Stitchin’ seams” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “Strawberry Farm” (1927, short story)
— “Tiny feet” (1924, short story)
— “Wheat” (1926, poem)
— “The wooden Buddha” (1925, short story)
— “The wooing of Betty” (1927, short story)

Boldrewood, Rose aka Browne, birth name: Rose Christiana Angell; b.1862; d.1920s
Recollections of Rolf Boldrewood (1928, serialised in The Queenslander): 19 Apr; 26 Apr; 3 May; 10 May; 17 May; 24 May; 31 May.

Brackenreg, Minnie Louisa aka “Myee”, b. 1858; d. 1936. Brackenreg published numerous poems in the Blue Mountains Echo under the name “Minnie L Brackenreg”; work also appeared by “Minnie G” and “Minnie S Brackenreg”, assumed to be printers’ errors.
— “A love wish” (1924, poem)
Gems from the mountains (1922, poetry) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “Memories of the city” (1923, poem)
— “The musician’s prayer” (1922, poem)
— “Keep smiling” (1927, poem)
— “The seasons” (1921, poem)
— “Snowflakes” (1922, poem)
— “Tribute from the mountains to Henry Lawson” (1922, poem)
— “Tribute to Good Friday” (1923, poem)
— “Tribute to our mountains” (1926, poem)
— “Tribute to Xmas” (1920, poem)
— “Tribute to Christmas” (1921, poem)

Braithwaite, Marie, aka Jack Rugby. (born circa 1861- died 1927; arrived in Australian some time in the 1860s; obituary) [works out of copyright]
The abduction of Pete (1920, novella): ch1; ch3; PART II; ch4; ch6; ch7; ch9; ch10 (cont.); ch11 (cont.); chs12 (cont.)-14; ch15; ch16; ch18; ch21; ch23; ch24; ch26; ch28; ch30; ch31; ch33 (final).
— “Desert peas” (1920, poem)
— “The girl and the cherubs” (1921, short story)
— “Memories” (1921, poem)
— “Untitled” (1927: poem, “O red gold stars that throb and burn above the salt bush plains”).

Bridges, Hilda, birth name: Hilda Maggie Bridges; aka Hilda M Bridges; also writes as Joan Gardiner. b. 19 Oct 1881, Hobart, Tas; d. 11 Sep 1971, Hobart, Tas.
— “Chinese lacquer” (1924, serialised in The age)
— “A Christmas goose” (1925, short story)
— “A house in exile” (1926, serialised in The Sydney morning herald)
— “A month’s hard labour” (1924, short story)
— “Beggars on horses” (1924, short story)
— “Checkmate” (1922, short story)
— “Christmas Eve” (1922, short story)
— “Christmas pudding” (1923, short story)
— “The Christmas visit” (1927, short story)
— “Connie of the fourth form” (1927, for children; serialised in the Australasian)
— “Ebenezer” (1920, short story)
— “Enter Valentine” (1924, serialised story)
— “Even in our ashes” (1929, short story)
— “The farm” (1922, short story)
— “The feud” (1927, short story)
— “Fifty-mile bend” (1926, serialised in Weekly times)
— “Fishing for women” (1925, prose)
— “Fourteen and nine” (1929, for children; serialised in The Australasian)
— “The game” (1923, short story)
— “The gift” (1924, short story)
— “Gran” (1926, short story)
— “Great-Grandmamma’s great day” (1927, short story)
— “The green shawl” (1926, short story)
— “The grey gown” (1926, short story)
— “The haunted house” (1928, short story)
— “Hidden strings” (1929, short story)
— “The homecoming” (1924, short story)
— “The house of the green eyes” (1929, serialised in The herald [Melbourne])
— “The house of shadows” (1922, serialised in The Sydney morning herald)
— “House of the winds” (1929, serialised in The Sydney morning herald; later known as House of storms)
— “The hoyden” (1925, short story)
— “The Indian desk” (1922, serialised in The Sydney morning herald)
— “Jacob and Esau” (1928, short story)
— “John Smith, coachman” (1923, short story)
— “The lady of the cavern” (1923, serialised in The argus) Note: final chapter (15 Sep) not loading 29/11/22
— “Little brother” (1924, serialised in Weekly times)
— “Marplots” (1926, short story)
— “The masqueraders” (1922, short story)
— “The mother of Elizabeth” (1921, short story)
— “The night of the party” (1921, short story)
— “The old order” (1928, short story)
— “The party” (1929, short story)
— “The patchwork quilt” (1926, short story)
— “Payment” (1921, short story)
— “The peace-makers” (1929, short story)
— “The pink dress” (1925, short story)
— “Pink peonies” (1928, short story)
— “The poor relation” (1929, serialised novel)
— “The reprieve” (1922, short story)
— “Return of coin” (1923, short story)
— “The revolt of Grandpa” (1922, short story)
— “The runt” (1925, short story)
— “Seven years for Rachel” (1923, short story)
— “Sisters” (1926, short story)
— “Spindrift” (1928, serialised in The Sydney morning herald)
— “The stranger” (1926, short story)
— “The strike” (1920, short story)
— “Three from Form Four” (1927, for children; serialised in The Australasian)
— “Val” (1927, short story)
— “The wager” (1928, short story)
— “The way of escape” (1923, short story)
— “Way of woman” (1921, short story)
— “Web of circumstance” (1923, serialised in Weekly times)
— “Who casts a stone” (1928, short story; illustrated)
— “Whom God hath joined” (1921, short story)
— “The widow” (1927, short story)
— “The wooing of Peggy” (1920, short story)

Bruce, Mary Grant* aka Minnie Grant Bruce, M.G.B Cinderella b. 24 May 1878 d 12 July 1958 Sale, Vic; d Sussex, England. [works in copyright until July 2028]
Back to Billabong (1921)
— “A bush Christmas” (1924, short story)
— “Aunt Louisa’s Christmas” (1924, short story)
— “The houses of the eagle” (1925, serialised in Weekly times)
The stone axe of Burkamuck (London: Ward, Lock & Co. 1922) – archive.org
The twins of Emu Plains (London: Ward, Lock 1923) – gutenberg.org

Bulcock, Emily, birth name: Emily Palmer; aka Emily Hemans Bulcock,  Emily H Bulcock; b. 28 Jul 1877, Tinana, QLD; d. 4 Sep 1969, Qld. Bulcock was a prolific poet who had many individual poems published during the 1920s in The Daily Mail (Brisbane), The Brisbane Courier, and elsewhere.

Carey, Anna (1904?-?), aka Anna Barry, Nora Barry. A member of the Sunday Times staff in 1925. Biographical note: 1 Feb 1926; biographical note: 6 Mar 1926; biographical note 1941.
— “The birthmark” (1929, short story)
— “The black horse of death” (1921, short story)
— “The cat“, The Bulletin, 18 February, Vol 47, no 2401, 1926 (p48), short story: a young woman faces starvation. Caveat: racist expression used.
— “Fear” (1926, short story)
— “From a woman’s standpoint” (1925, column/essay): 2 Mar; 1 May; 1 Jul.
Harry’s brown eyes and Sidney’s fat tummy” (1925; column describing a boxing match)
— “The holiday” (1926, short story)
— “Honour, memories and tears” (1925, poem)
— “The judge” (1926, comic short story, satire/dramatic script; a female judge and women on the jury; a woman accused of murdering her husband)
— “The man accursed: Andy Green – motor mechanic – the man who was a living myth” (1929, short story)
— “Me and the Show: ‘Ogs and salvation” (1925, column)
— “My page” (1924, regular column in Truth)
— “Night and you” (1925, poem)
— “Notes by the way” (1925, column): 1 Dec.
— “Of interest to women” (1920s, regular column in Truth)
— “Requiescat in pace” (1921, poem)
— “Sleep” (1928, short story)
— “The social world and fashion’s realm” (1923-24, regular column in Truth)
— “Storm” (1926, poem)
— “The passing: 1920-1921” (1920, poem)
— “To Professor Hunter” (1925, poem)
— “Uncle’s treasures: peep into pawn shops” (1923, column)
— “Vanity fair” (1925, regular column in Truth)

Casson, Marjory R; birth name: Marjory Rose Walker; aka Marjory Rose Casson; Mrs Frank Casson; also writes as M R Walker, M. R. C; M Casson; b. 1889 Adelaide, SA; d. 25 Jun, 1965, Adelaide, SA
The inn of broken hearts (1921, poem)

Chads, Ellen Augusta aka “E.A.C.” and “Mrs E. A. Chads” (circa1837-1843-1923). [works out of copyright]
November: back o’ Bourke, “Old Sol these mornings, as he mounts on high,” (1921, poem)
— “Too long delayed” (1902, short story)

Christie, E. F. aka Emily F Marmont b. 1872, Yass, NSW; d. 1949, Crookwell, NSW; married John A Marmont in 1916
— “The pioneer” (1925, short prose; writing as E F Marmont)

Chute-Erson, Kathleen b. c1876; d. 19 Nov 1966
— “A hymn for our times” (1921, poem)
— “Amid the trees” (1922, poem)
— “Beethoven” (1920, poem)
— “Chopin” (1922, poem; “Written after playing ”Nocturne, Op. 72, No. 1.”)
— “Dolce far niente” (1921, poem)
— “Evening in the hills” (1921, poem)
— “Immortality” (1921, poem)
— “Ione: a phantasy” (1923, poem)
— “Life” (1920, poem)
— “The light of the world” (1922, poem)
— “The little things of life” (1920, poem)
— “Milton” (1920, poem)
— “Music” (1920, poem)
— “The musician” (1920, poem suggested by a painting)
— “National song: an anthem for Australians” (1921, poem)
— “Nature: a fragment” (1923, poem)
— “Night magic” (1922, poem)
— “Our beloved dead [2]” (1923, poem)
— “Peace” (1921, poem)
— “The prince beloved” (1920, poem)
— “The ride: a song of youth” (1922, poem)
— “Slander” (1920, poem)
— “Song of a vagabond” (1921, poem)
— “Sorrow at dawn: a threnody” (1921, poem)
— “The spirit of poetry” (1921, poem)
— “Spring song” (1922, poem)
— “Violet Day verses” (1921, poem)

Clark, Marjorie aka Georgia Rivers. b. 1897 Melbourne, Vic; d. 1989, Melbourne, Vic. [Clark had two stories accepted by Romance: The Australian Fiction Magazine in its January and March issues, 1923 (print copy available at SLNSW).]
— “A hole in the air” (1927, short story)
— “The bride of lightning” (1929, poem)
— “The clairvoyant” (1925, short story)
— “Coming of age” (1926, short story)
The difficult art (1929; serialised in The Australian Women’s Mirror): Book 1, ch1 (9 Jul); ch2 cont. (16 July); ch7 (23 Jul); ch10 (30 Jul); ch12 (6 Aug); ch14 cont. (13 Aug); ch18 (20 Aug) ch21 (27 Aug; includes Book 2: ch1); ch2 (3 Sep); ch4 (10 Sep); ch5 (17 Sep); cont. 17 Sep; ch9 (24 Sep); ch11 final (1 Oct).
— “Hazard” (1928, short story)
Jacqueline: a Melbourne girl, (1926): ch1; ch4; ch6; ch8; ch10; ch12; ch14; ch16; ch18; ch19 (cont.); ch21; ch23.
— “The Midas ring” (1928, short story)
— “More song to spring” (1929, poem)
— “The Phantom Island” (1929, short story): ch1; ch1 (cont.); ch3; ch3 (cont.); ch5; ch6; ch7; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch12 (cont.); ch13 (cont.); ch13 (cont.); ch14 (cont.); ch14 (cont.); ch16; ch17; ch17 (cont.); ch18 (cont.); ch19; ch19 (cont.); ch19 (cont.); ch19 (cont.).
— “Rapunzel” (1926, short story)
— “Sookey Sanderson” (1927, short story)

Clyde, Constance. See entry for Constance McAdam.

Congeau, Emily aka Hibiscus b. 1860 Eng; d. 1936 QLD
Rustling leaves (1920, collected works; poetry) – link to hathitrust.org

Cramer, Violet Bertha, aka Violet B Cramer b. 17 May 1879 Brighton, Victoria; d. 1963; “teacher of pianoforte and theory” (ref) in Baillie St, Horsham, Vic.
— “A song of wattle blossom” (1926, poem)
— “Anzac Day, 1925” (1925, poem)
Stray thoughts (1921, poetry) – link to SLVIC digital collection+

Crist, Alice Guerin, birth name: Alice Guerin; b. 8 Feb 1876, Ireland; d. 13 Jun 1941, Toowoomba, Qld. Arrived in Australia 20 Jan 1879; biographical piece (with rather grim photo) 2 Dec 1926; obituary 17 Jul 1941.
— “A dream of heaven” (1926, poem)
— “A song of home” (1927, poem)
— “A young rebel” (1927, poem)
— “After-glow” (1926, poem)
— “Afterwards” (1927, poem)
— “At Christmas” (1927, poem)
— “At midnight mass” (1927, poem)
— “The banshee” (1926, poem)
— “Bid McCrae” (1926, poem)
— “Casey” (1928, poem)
— “The children of the bush” (1927, poem)
— “Children of Mary” (1926, poem)
— “Christmas welcome” (1927, poem)
— “Corpus Christi” (1927, poem)
— “Corpus Christi, Nudgee, June, 1929” (1929, poem)
— “The courtship of young John” (1926, poem)
— “Croquet” (1927, poem)
— “The cross-roads” (1927, poem)
— “Deidre in exile” (1927, poem)
— “Enniskillen” (1927, poem)
Eucharist lilies (1929, poetry) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
Father Terry” (1928, poem)
— “The fighting breed” (1927, prose)
— “The first crib” (1929, poem)
— “Flower o’ the peach” (1926, poem)
— “George Essex Evans (Memorial Day, June 18th, 1929)” (1929, poem)
— “Going to the races” (1927, poem)
— “Grass” (1927, poem)
— “The handmaid of Queen Maeve” (1927, poem)
— “Himself” (1926, poem)
— “Homesick” (1926, poem)
— “In winter” (1927, poem)
— “Ireland’s empire” (1928, poem)
— “The latest martyr (Mexico 1926)” (1927, poem)
— “The legend of the Bon Silene” (1927, poem)
— “The lure of the sea” (1927, poem)
— “The man outside” (1927, poem)
— “Memories” (1927, poem)
— “Micky” (1927, poem)
— “Milestones” (1927, poem)
— “The month of may” (1927, poem)
— “The neighbours” (1926, poem)
— “November in Ireland” (1926, poem)
— “October in Toowoomba” (1927, poem)
— “Old tin Liz” (1926, poem)
— “The old trail” (1927, poem)
— “O’Shea” (1926, poem)
— “Paul the fairy” (1927, poem)
— “Resurrection” (1927, poem)
— “The ride of Rody Burke” (1927, poem)
— “The silver box” (1927, poem)
— “The two creations” (1926, poem)
— “The water-witch” (1926, poem)
— “Werribee” (1928, poem)
— “When Rody came to Ironbark” (1926, poem)

Crosbie, Clarie G aka C Crosbie. Crosbie was a prolific poet; a list of her poetry publications can be found at AustLit. Several of her poems appear in Romance: The Australian Fiction Magazine (print copy available at SLNSW).
— “Invocation” (1920, poem)

Cross, Zora aka Zora Bernice May Cross, Bernice Smith, Z. C. Bernice May, Adelaide Street, B May, Mary Glenbrook, Zora C Smith, Rosa Carment and Daisy M. b. 18 May 1890 Eagle Farm, QLD; d. 22 Jan 1964, Glenbrook, NSW. [works in copyright until 2034]
— “A Christmas proposal” (1924, prose)
— “A friend of the family” (1923, prose; scroll down after poem)
— “A row about a razor” (by “Adelaide Street”; 1926)
— “A shelf of women’s books” (by “Bernice May, 1926)
— “The advancement of women” (1922, prose)
— “An Evening At Home in North Queensland” (by “Bernice May”; 1925)
An introduction to the study of Australian literature  (Sydney : Teachers’ College Press: Angus & Robertson, 1922) text downloadable here.
— “Auntie and uncle” (1921, prose)
— “The Australian” (1924, prose)
— “Backgrounds to beauty” (by “Rosa Carmen”; 1929, short story)
— “Beauty from the kitchen” (by “Rosa Carmen”; 1927, short story)
— “Black Bonnet and her daughters” (by “Bernice May”; 1927)
— “Black memory” (by “Bernice May”, 1923; prose)
— “Blue meadow” (by “Rosa Carmen”; 1926, short story)
— “Blue Valley” (by “Bernice May”; 1925, prose)
— “Brambles” (1926, prose)
— “Bush atmosphere” (1922, prose)
— “C. McEwen” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “Carmargo” (by “Rosa Carmen”; 1926, short story)
— “Cats and kisses” (1924, prose)
— “Chase the girl” (1924, prose)
— “Clouds” (by “Rosa Carmen”; 1925, short story)
— “Clover” (1925, short story)
— “The color line” (1923, prose)
— “Confessions of a woman journalist” (by “Bernice May”; 1927)
— “Constance Clyde” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “Cows and cockle-shells” (1922, prose)
— “The crucifixion” (1924, prose)
— “Cure for sleeping sickness” (1923, prose)
— “D L Maraker” (by “Bernice May”; 1929)
— “The dear little boy” (by “Rosa Carmen; 1925, short story)
— “Diamond cut diamond” (by “Bernice May”, 1924, prose)
— “Dorothy Ellsmore Paul [illustrator]” (by “Bernice May; 1927)
— “Dulcie Deamer” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “E Beaufils Lamb” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “E Coungeau” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “Eileen Duggan” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “Elizabeth Powell” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “Elsie Cole” (by “Bernice May”, 1927)
— “E M England” (by “Bernice May”‘ 1928)
— “The first quarrel” (1920, short story)
— “Fade out” (1923, prose)
— “Fairyland” (1923, prose)
— “Faith in men” (1921, prose)
— “The family tree” (1922, prose)
— “The feminist movement” (1923, prose)
— “Fever” (1923, prose)
— “The flapper bride” (by “Rose Carmen”; 1929, short story)
— “Flight” (1921, prose)
— “Flowers of glass” (by Bernice May; 1929, prose)
— “The four-o’clock shift whistle” (1922, prose)
— “The games of long ago” (by “Rosa Carmen”; 1927, short story)
— “Georgia Rivers” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “The golden fowl run” (1928)
— “Grace Ethyl Martyr” (by “Bernice May”; 1927)
— “The Great Dividing Range” (1923, prose)
— “The great white pearl” (1924, prose)
— “The Greek abduction” (11925, prose)
— “The green jade” (1924, prose)
— “Hearts to let” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “Hilda Bridges” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “Home” (by “Bernice May”; 1926, short story)
— “The homecoming of John Brown” (1922, prose)
— “The hush of autumn” (1925, prose)
— “Impressions of some writing women” (by “Bernice May”; 1926)
— “The influence of fiction” (1922, prose)
— “Initiation” (1924, prose)
— “Ireland” (1923, prose)
— “Iris Norton” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “Jacaranda” (by “Rosa Carmen; 1925, short story)
— “Kathleen Dalziel” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “The kiss” (1923, prose)
— “The laughter of women” (by “Bernice May”; 1926)
— “Lilla Gormhuille McKay” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “Llywelyn Lucas” (by “Bernice May”; 1927)
— “Long, long ago” (1925, prose)
— “Looking back” (1928, poem)
— “Love and lies” (1924, prose)
— “The love charm” (by “Rosa Carmen”; 1925, short story)
— “The lucky Lunaria” (by “Bernice May”; 1927)
— “Lullaby” (by “Bernice May”; 1926)
— “Margaret Fane” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “Margaret Horder” (by “Bernice May”; 1929)
— “Mary Marlowe” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “Ming(Art in Australia, 1 Dec 1921; prose)
— “The mirror” (by “Bernice May”; 1925, prose)
— “Miss A. Smith” (by “Bernice May”; 1927; on the poet)
— “Mixed blood” (1923, prose)
— “Moroccan pottery: the spirit and color of Northern Africa” (by “Bernice May”; 1929)
— “Mum! Mum!! Mum!!!” (by “Bernice May”; 1924, prose)
— “Myra Morris” (by “Bernice May”; 1927)
— “The murder night” (1924, prose)
— “Nerve” (by “Rosa Carmen”; 1925, short story)
— “Nettie Palmer” (by “Bernice May”; 1929)
— “Nora McAuliffe” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “Northern night” (1923, prose)
— “Old grey trader” (by “Bernice May”; 1926)
— “The old house” (1925, prose)
— “The old sport” (by “Rosa Carmen”; 1929, short story)
— “On transit” (1920, prose)
— “Once upon a time” (1924, prose)
— “Out of Egypt” (1924, prose)
— “Patricia O’Rane” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “The plot” (1924, prose)
— “Police!” (by “Bernice May”; 1925, prose)
— “Primary education” (1923, prose)
— “Rosemary Rees” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “The scarlet camisole” (by “Rosa Carmen; 1927): ch1; ch1 (cont.); ch1 (cont.); ch1 (cont.); ch1 (cont.); (20 Jan); ch2 (cont.); ch2 (cont.); ch3 (cont.); ch4 (cont.); ch4 (cont.); ch4 (cont.); ch4 (cont.); ch5 (cont.); ch5 (cont.); ch6 (cont.); ch6 (cont.); ch6 (cont.); ch7 (cont.); ch8 (cont.); ch8 (cont.); ch8 (cont.); ch9 (cont.); ch10 (cont.); ch11; ch11 (cont.); ch12 (cont.); ch12 (cont.); ch13 (cont.); ch14 (cont.); ch14 (cont.); ch15 (cont.); ch16 (cont.); ch16 (cont.); ch17; ch17 (cont.) final.
— “The senorita S” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “The sense of sin” (by “Bernice May”; 1924, prose)
— “Silk” (by “Rosa Carmen”; 1925, short story)
— “Spanish blood” (1922, prose)
— “Spot cash” (1923, prose)
— “Syd. C.” (by “Bernice May”; 1928; on Mrs Clarice G Crosbie)
— “Time” (1924, prose)
— “Toys” (1924, prose)
— “Vera Dwyer” (by “Bernice May”; 1928)
— “Weeroona” (by “Bernice May”; 1928) – on the author Mary Simpson
— “The white fan” (1925, short story)
— “Women” (1925, prose)
— “Yellow vengeance” (1921, prose)
— “Youth” (1924, prose)

Curlewis, Jean aka Jean Charlton; birth name: Ethel Jean Sophia Curlewis; daughter of Ethel Turner; b. 1898, 7 Feb, Mosman, NSW; d. 1930, 28 Mar, Sydney, NSW.
— “A book or two for March” (1927, review)
— “A bundle of books” (1927, review)
— “A dress for madame” (1928, short story)
— “A city” (1927)
— “A strange picture” (1925, “Lights of London column)
— “Australia through English eyes” (1926)
— “The bomb shop (and some others)” (1924; “Lights of London” column)
— “The children of Sydney-side” (1920, poem)
— “Cottage interior” (1928; prose humour)
The dawn man (1924, young adult romance thriller)
— “Doris Zinkeisen and the ballet” (1929)
Drowning maze (London, Melbourne: Ward, Lock, 1921; novel, young adult)
— “Engagement” (1928)
— “Five books for February” (1927, review)
— “From an Australian sketch book” (1928)
— “Grainger comes home to say: an interview” (1926)
— “The grandmothers” 1928; (prose, humour)
— “Harvest moon” (1926, “Lights of London” column)
— “Harvest moon II” (1926, “Lights of London” column)
— “The hunger march” (1925, “Lights of London” column)
— “In bond street yesterday” (1924)
— “London £ s. d.” (1925, “Lights of London” column)
— “London calling” (1925, series): 1 Apr; 1 Jun; 1 Aug; 1 Dec;
— “The lonely lady” (1920, short story)
— “Merrick in quest of seclusion: an interview” (1926, interview)
— “Painted furniture” (1925, poem)
— “The race on the sands” (1929)
— “The Spanish restaurant” (1925, “Lights of London” column)
— “Sydney surfing” (1929)
— “Thunderstorm ballet” (1928)
— “To his lady, that she should not be so proud” (1920, poem)
— “Tourists’ luck” (1928, prose)
— “The Toy” (1928, short story)
— “What Christmas means in Australia” (1928)
— “The world-lover” (1920, poem)

De Conlay, Olive b. 1882, Warwick, Qld; d. 16 Oct 1935, Warwich Qld; Obituary (21 Oct 1935); biographical snippet (29 Nov 1907).
— “A study in old bricks” (1929, short story)
— “Going, going, gone” (1929, short story)
— “Her first Christmas stocking” (1929, short story)
— “Mary Ann and fate” (1929, short story)
— “The trampin’ poet” (1929, short story)

Evans, Nellie A, aka Nellie Alice Evans, N A Evans; b. 1884, Goulburn, NSW; d. 1944; published in The bulletin, The Labor daily, and elsewhere as “N A Evans”; her poems in The Sydney Mail were often very brief, and of a topical nature, with a short prose introduction.
— “A wish [1]” (192e, poem)
— “A wish [2]” (1926, poem)
— “A wish – Christmas, 1929” (1929, poem)
— “Above rubies” (1928, poem; “the lady with ideas/was often just a freak”)
— “The acrobat” (1929, poem)
— “The art of falling” (1928, poem; faint scan)
— “At sale time” (1929, poem)
— “Australia” (1926, poem)
— “Beach humor: where convention vanishes” (1929, prose)
— “Birthday message” (1921, poem)
— “The brown road” (1921, poem)
— “The call” (1926, poem)
— “Carmelite” (1923, poem)
— “The centipede” (1926, poem)
— “Christmas shopping” (1929, poem)
— “The closed gateway” (1928, poem; appears in The Labor daily; almost unreadable)
— “Concerning color” (1925, prose)
— “The deserted road” (1926, poem)
— “The digger speaks at the ballot box” (1925, poem)
— “Discretion” (1928, poem)
— “The dyspeptic” (1929, poem)
— “Exclusive birds” (1929, poem)
— “The fitness of things” (1929, poem)
— “Forest morning” (1921, poem)
— “Freedom” (1926, poem)
— “From Narrabeen” (1929, poem)
— “The garland” (1925, poem)
— “The gift” (1926, poem)
— “The healers” (1927, poem)
— “Hinkler, the knight” (1928, poem)
— “Hinkler: triumph” (1928, poem)
— “The hour” (1925, poem)
— “Hunger” (1926, poem)
— “Imagination” (1925, prose)
— “In slumberland” (1928, poem for children)
— “Interludes” (1925, poem)
— “It’s your health” (1928, prose)
— “The Lady Sydney” (1926, poem)
— “Longing” (1925, poem; won a prise offered by Triad magazine for the best poem sent in during 1925 ref)
— “Loyalty” (1923, poem)
— “Manly beach” (1921, poem)
— “Memory” (1922, poem)
— “Mist” (1929, poem)
— “The modern way” (1929, poem: “A woman petitioning for a divorce in Sydney recently told the Court that on one occasion her husband, after she had refused a lobster, produced a pistol and said, ‘Take your choice’.”)
— “Morning at Manly” (1923, poem)
— “Mountain fires” (1923, poem)
— “Mountain stream” (1925, poem)
— “On sentiment” (1925, prose; “It is a common error to imagine that sentiment is weakness…”)
— “Our dead” (April 1925, poem)
— “Our guests” (1928, poem)
— “Pantomime without Vaudeville” (1927, prose)
— “Pity” (1926, poem)
— “Poppies!” (1928, poem)
— “Poppies – Armistice Day, 1926” (1926, poem)
— “Poverty” (1925, poem)
— “The problem” (1929, poem)
— “Questionable language” (1928, poem)
— “Real work, great training home, Pyrmont’s school” (1925, article for Labor daily)
— “The remembered valley” (1925, poem)
— “Remembering” (1925, poem)
— “Remembrance” (1924, poem)
— “Roads” (1925, poem)
— “Roads of France” (1923, poem)
— “The robot clerk” (1929, poem)
— “Salvation for the sweated nurse” (1924, article for Labor daily; on unionism)
— “Scriptural language” (1929, poem)
— “Self-recommendation” (1929, poem; humour)
— “Sentinel” (1925, poem)
— “Smiles” (1923, poem)
— “Solace of dreams” (1925, poem)
— “Sydney Christmas, 1926” (1926, poem)
— “Sympathy” (1925, poem)
— “Things of silence” (1926, poem)
— “Time of trial and error – the funny side of shopping” (1928, prose)
— “Trifles” (1925, poem)
— “Triolets” (1924, poem)
— “True sight” (1928, poem)
— “The vanished fliers” (1928, poem; faint scan)
— “The weaker sex” (1929, poem)
— “Wild boronia” (1929, poem)
— “The word spinner” (1926, poem)
— “The word wizard” (1923, poem)

Curran, Margaret, birth name: Margaret Toohey; b. [1877] Colinton, Qld; d. 1962, Toowoomba, Qld.
— “A day in spring” (1926, poem)
— “At night” (1926, poem)
— “Australian literature and its makers” (1927, prose)
— “By the fire” (1928, poem)
— “Candles” (1926, poem)
— “The day we commemorate” (25 Apr 1925, prose)
— “Destiny” (1928, poem)
— “The empty land, drift to town” (1923, prose)
— “The ghost” (1927, poem)
— “Girth control” (1926, prose)
— “Her dearest foe: why women don’t trust women” (1925, column in The Australian Woman’s Mirror)
— “The house” (1928, short story; appears in The Bulletin)
— “Life and love” (1927, poem)
— “The loaf and the lily” (1929, poem)
— “Memory” (1928, poem)
— “The professional husband” (1928, prose)
— “Rain” (1926, poem)
— “Remembrance” (1928, poem)
— “Retrospect” (1929, poem)
— “Steele Rudd memorial” (1950, correspondence)
— “When I am dead!” (1927, poem)
The wind blows high and low, and other verses (1928) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “Winter” (1928, poem)
— “Woman: the apologist” (1925, prose)
— “Woman: the practicalist” (1925, prose)

Dalziel, Kathleen, birth name: Laura Kathleen Natalie Walker, aka K Dalziel; also writes as Kathleen Womersley, Kathleen Walker; b. 1881, Durban, SA; d. 1969, Ivanhoe, Vic; arrived in Australia c. 1887. Biographical note in a divorce suit from Frank Wormersley in 1921 (ref); Wormersley remarried to William Brown Dalziel in 1921. Throughout the 1910s, writing as “Kathleen Walker”, Dalziel had over 50 poems published in The bulletin, dozens in The Australian woman’s mirror, over 20 in The Brisband courier; several in The Australasian, The herald (Melbourne), as well as other publications. (AustLit database lists over 400 works in total for Dalziel.) [work in copyright until 2039] The Inky Way column in 1927 notes the following:

After 20-odd years a pen that used to write much verse for The Bulletin cam back to the paper, and Kathleen Dalziel’s name has been seen lately at the foot of vairous sets of versse. Mrs Dalziel, who used to be Kathleen Walker, began to write for The Bulletin in Archibald’s day, and he encouraged her greatly. Then she married, and family cares kept her occupied. Mrs. Dalziel was born in Natal, S’Africa, but came to Australia as a child and grew up in the backblocks of Tasmania, so far removed from any school that she never went to one, and was educated entirely by her mother. Though the most modest of writers, there is a rare singing quality in her work, and she has a mind unusually well stored with pictures of country life and scenes. (10 Reb 1927 ref)

— “By Burnie town” (1922, poem)
— “The Carillon” (1929, poem)
— “Christmas purple” (1929, poem)
— “Cicadas” (1928, poem)
— “The lost garden” (1929, poem)
— “Morning glory” (1929, poem)
— “Nocturne” (1929, poem)
— “Red gums at Dunkeld” (1922, poem)

Deamer, Dulcie* aka Mary Elizabeth Kathleen Dulcie Deamer, Dulcie Goldie. b.1890; d.1972. Deamer published many poems and prose articles, only a small sample of which has been listed below; a full list can be obtained from the AustLit database.
— “The adventurer” (1920, poem)
— “An execution” (1924, prose)
— “An old story of love and death” (1928, short story)
— “The cypress alleys” (1921, poem)
— “The first feminist” (1926, essay)
— “The green abyss” (1925, short story)
— “I Have found beauties” (1920, poem)
— “The last child” (1926, short story)
— “Laus deo” (1921, poem)
— “The literary flapper” (1926, essay)
— “Making a virtue of serenity” (1926, short story)
— “The mercy of God” (1925, short story romance)
— “The ogre’s castle” (1926, short story)
— “On a midsummer night” (1925, short story)
— “On garters” (1925, prose)
— “Peace on earth” (1929, short story)
— “Red dawn” (1921, poem)
Revelation: a romance (1922)
— “The sanctuary” (1926, short story)
— “The secret” (1926, poem)
— “The sleepers” (1921, poem)
— “Summer” (1921, poem)
— “The tryst” (1926, short story)
— “The viking’s son” (1925, short story)
— “Virgin and martyr” (1926, short story)
— “When the sea was young” (1925, short story)
— “Witchcraft” (1926, short story)

Derham, Enid b. 24 Mar 1882; d. 13 Nov 1941
— “A ballade of Rome” (1928, poem)
— “The poet” (1926, poem)
— “Presentiment” (1925, poem)
— “Sea-moon” (1920, poem)
— “The suburbs” (1925, poem)

Dick, Isabel; birth name: Charlotte Isabel Atkins; aka C I Atkins, C Isabel Atkins, Charlotte Isabel Dick, Mrs Ronald Dick; also writes as C I D; C I Dick. b. 24 Jun 1881, North Hobart, Tas; d. 12 Sep 1959, Hobart, Tas. Biographical pararaghs (18 Jul 1945)
Garden peace and Christmas tales (1927) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
In a manger (1922, short story)
Through the gateway (1920, novella serialised in Weekly times)

Dodwell, Annie Louisa Virginia b. 1870, Ireland; d. 1924, West Terrace, South Australia.
The children’s prince (1920, poetry)
— “Buried on mountain tops” (1922, prose – poor quality scan)

Downes, Marion Grace (1864-1926). [work out of copyright]
Wayside songs for women (Melbourne: Alexander McCubbin [1921]; poetry)

Doyle, B Cecil, birth name: Bertha Cecil Doyle; aka Cecil Doyle; b. 7 Feb 1886, Anvil Creek, NSW; d. 3 Jul 1961, Maitland NSW. Doyle was a prolific writer who, throughout the 1920s, published in The telegraph, The week, Sydney mail, The daily telegraph, The Sydney morning herald, The Australasian, The daily mail, and elsewhere. In 1926, she opened a library in Maitland, regional NSW (ref), known as the “Pandora Library and Art Depot” (ref; also contains biographical snippet on her family.
— “A place of dreams come true” (1924, prose)
— “A singer of the hills” (1921, prose)
— “A weaver of dreams” (1923, prose; on “Henry Savage’s biography of Richard Middleton”)
— “Alexander Gordon Steven: born April 13, 1885. Died January 17, 1923” (1926, prose)
— “Autumn – and Swinburne – and the sea” (1920, prose)
— “Bullahdelah: nature in all her beauty” (1924, prose)
— “Clipped wings” (1926, short story)
— “Dream horses” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “The hills by MacDonald River” (1924, prose)
— “The holding of the trail” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “Musician of the marshes” (1920, prose)
— “My prayer” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “Percy Bysshe Shelley (born August 4, 1792; died July 8, 1822” (1922, prose)
— “Some bird memories” (1923, prose)
— “Treasure trove” (1926, prose; on second-hand books)

Doyle, Ruby Mary; aka Ruby Doyle, Ruby M Doyle b. 1887, Gunnedah, NSW; d. c1943, England
— “A bush picnic” (1922, prose)
— “Anne” (1928, short story in Australian Women’s Mirror)
— “Blarney Castle” (1925, short story)
— “Candles in summertime” (1929, short story)
— “Cavalier” (1920, short story)
— “The country girl’s point of view” (1929, prose)
— “Dad’s judgement” (1929, short story)
— “Hats” (1922, prose)
— “The little lace cap” (1928, short story)
— “Mary changes her mind” (1928, short story)
— “Old Australian homes in the Hunter River district” (1921, prose in The Triad)
— “The man from the north” (1928, short story)
— “The modern trend: where clothes are leading us” (1929, prose)
— “Moonlight at Port Stephens” (1922, prose)
— “The mountain road” (1921, prose)
— “Poppies” (1923, poem)
— “The wattle tree” (1929, short story)
— “The William River” (1923, prose)
— “Wingham brush” (1923, prose)

Drew, Dene; birth name: Christina Wilhelmina Kirkham; Mrs G W Kendrew of Bute, SA b. 1864 d. 1949
— “A Christmas camp” (1925
— “The Christmas gift” (1929, short story)
— “The gift” (1928, serialised): 3 Aug; 10 Aug; 17 Aug; 24 Aug; 31 Aug; 7 Sep; 14 Sep; 21 Sep.

Dunn, Annie Powis aka Annie Elizabeth Powis Dunn, Powis, “An Australian Mother”. Birth name: Annie Jordan; b. 1863, Bristol, England; d. 1936 Brisbane, QLD. Obituary: The Telegraph, 8 Apr 1936: 2.
— “The bird’s song (for my baby child)” (1924, poem)
— “Christmas morn: a legend” (1924, poem)
— “Dream” (1924)
— “The last waltz” (1923, poem)
— “The secret of the wattle tree” (1925, poem in Children’s Corner)
— “September in Queensland” (1926, poem)
— “The storm spirit” (1924, poem)
— [Summer fruit (Watson, Ferguson); review with extracts: 3 Oct 1925]
— “Violets: a song” (1924, poem)
— “Withdrawn (in memory of May McConnel, who passed 28th April 1929)” (1929, poem)

Dwyer, Vera Gladys, aka Coldham-Fussell Dwyer; Vera Gladys Coldham-Fussell; Vera G Dwyer, Vera Gladys Fussell; b. 1889, Hobart, Tas; d. 10 Sep 1967, St Leonards, NSW
Family retainers – secret of the kitchen (1923, prose)
Kandy Perahela – pageant of the East – the rabbit and the moon (1924, prose)
The Kayles of Bushy Lodge (1922, children’s fiction) – link to archive.org
Polly with a present (1926, short story)
Shingle short (1924, short story)
Shut in (1928, short story)

Eedy, Pauline aka Pauline Henderson, Mrs G W Henderson; b. Sep 1884, Nelson Bay, NSW; d. 13 Oct 1884, Sydney, NSW.
Dicky’s Christmas Eve (1920, short story; faint print)
His hobby (1920, short story)
Prince Charming (1920, short story)
Tales from Dollyland (1921-22, serialised in Sunraysia daily; some very faint print)

Eldershaw, M Barnard (writing name for Flora Eldershaw 191897-1956) and Marjorie Barnard (1897-1987)
— “The genetic novel: has a wide field” (1929, criticism)
— “A house Is built” (1929, correspondence on reported inaccuracies in the novel)
— “The period novel: an infinity of problems” (1929, criticism)
— “The period novel: the reader and the writer” (1929, criticism)

Ercole, Velia** aka Velia Gregory, Margaret Gregory b.1893; d. 1978 [works copyright until 2048]
— “Flies” (1927, short story)
— “Freedom“, Country Life, 16/01/1925.
— “Gran’pa” (1925, short story)
— “Heroica“, The Australian Women’s Mirror, 4/43 (1928).
— “The lion’s share: Christmas story“, The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser , 22/12/1942; (p2).
— “On show” (1926, short story)
— “The promotion” (1925, short story)
— “Window blinds” (1929, short story)

Fane, Margaret, aka Beatrice Florence Osborne, Francis Osborne; b. 10 Jan 1887; d. 1962, Brisbane, Qld. Fane was a prolific author who published poetry and short fiction throughout the 1920s as Margaret Fane in The Australian women’s mirror, The Bulletin and The Sydney mail, (where she often co-authored with Hilary Lofting), and also using the pseudonym “Francis Osborn” in The Sydney mail, The bulletin, and The Australian woman’s mirror, a small sample of which is listed below.
— “A man without a purpose” (1928, short story)
— “A sulky cat” (1929, poem)
— with Hilary Lofting, “Barney’s ring” (1924, novella serialised in The Sydney mail)
— with Hilary Lofting, “The bird that wouldn’t sing” (1928, novella serialised in The Sydney mail)
— “The cameo” (1922, short story)
— with Hilary Lofting, “The golden harlequin” (1923, novella serialised in The Sydney mail)
— written with Hilary Lofting, The happy vagabond (1928 novel; republished 1937 in The Australian women’s weekly)
— with Hilary Lofting, “The hidden crown” (1922, novella serialised in The Sydney mail)
— with Hilary Lofting, “Lips of Naa” (1926, novella serialised in The Sydney mail)
— with Hilary Lofting, “Moonstones” (1922, novella serialised in The Sydney mail)
— with Hilary Lofting, “Mr Dick junior” (1928, novella serialised in The Sydney mail)
— “Porridge” (1929, short story)
— with Hilary Lofting, “The seventh rose” (1927, novella serialised in The Sydney mail)
— “Shoulder posies” (1929, short story)
— with Hilary Lofting, “Stolen ha’penny” (1922, novella serialised in The Sydney mail)
— with Hilary Lofting, “The tortoise shell fan” (1923, novella serialised in The Sydney mail)
— “What you ask for” (1929, short story)

Finn, Mary Agnes b. c1860, Vic; d. Randwick, NSW 1948. Obituary (13 Jan 1949).
— “A midnight adventure: the Christmas call” (1923, short story)
— “The communion of the Blessed Virgin” (1928, poem)
— “Our Lady of the Snows” (1924, short story)
— “Sheaves” (1928, poem)

Forrest, Mabel, birth name: Helena Mabel Checkly Mills; aka M Forrest, Mabel Burkinshaw, Helena Mabel Checkley Forrest; also writes as M Burkinshaw, M Burkenshaw, Helena M C Mills, M. R., and “Reca”. [Sister of Ethel Mills.]  b. 6 Mar 1872 Yandilla, Qld; d. 18 Mar 1935, Brisbane, Qld. Courier-Mail obituary (19 Mar 1935; with photo); SMH obituary (19 Mar 1935).
During the 1920s, as “M Forrest”, the author published extensively in The Australian Women’s Mirror, The Australasian, The Daily Mail, Sydney Mail, and The Week. She also published several novels, including one serialised in The Daily Mail and another in The Capricornian.
— “Australian authors” (1927, correspondence)
— “Author’s week” (1927, correspondence)
— “Do you remember? Love letter of a ghost” (1923, short story; print obscured)
Gaming gods: a novel, Hutchinson, London, 1926, 280 pp – link to Colonial Australia Popular Fiction Archive.
Hibiscus heart, Hutchinson, London, 1927, 287 pp.
The scythe of fate (1923, novella serialised in The Daily Mail): 18 Oct (pages missing from Trove scan; 19 Oct gives synopsis); 19 Oct; 20 Oct; 22 Oct; 23 Oct; 24 Oct; 25 Oct; 26 Oct; 27 Oct; 29 Oct; 30 Oct; 31 Oct; 1 Nov; 2 Nov; 3 Nov; 5 Nov; 6 Nov; 7 Nov; 8 Nov; 9 Nov; 10 Nov; 12 Nov; 13 Nov; 14 Nov; 15 Nov; 16 Nov; 17 Nov; 19 Nov; 20 Nov (final).
— “Shadow” (1925, poem)
Streets and gardens (1922, poetry) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “Topaz eyes” (1927, serialised in The Capricornian): 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Dec, 15 Dec (final).
White witches (1929, novel)

Francis, Nancy aka “Black Bonnet” b. 1873, England; d. 1954, Herberton, Qld; arrived in Australia c. 1910. Francis, writing as “Black Bonnet” had many poems published throughout the 1920s in The Bulletin. Under her own name, she also had many prose pieces published in The Daily Mail (Brisbane). Other work published by her during this decade include:
— “A new beauty spot” (1929, prose)
— “The Aboriginal” (1925, prose)
— “Burn your letters” (1926, prose)
— “Gentlemen only” (1927, short story)
— “The great white north” (1925, prose)
— “Hope for the far north” (1929, prose)
— “Man, the home lover” (1926, prose)
— “Our vanishing blacks” (1920, column)
— “The prince” (1920, column)
— “Sherwood still” (1925, poem)
— “Vanishing blacks” (1920, correspondence)
— “The wild boar: a fearsome experience” (1924, prose)
— “Womanly women” (1924, in Australian woman’s mirror: 3)
— “Youth at the helm” (1926, prose)

Franklin, Miles birth name: Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, aka Stella Franklin; also writes as Brent of Bin Bin; Mr and Mrs Ogniblat L’Artsau, William Black, S.M.S, Stella Lampe, Vernacular, Sarah Mills, Sarah Miles, An Old Bachelor, The Glowworm, Field Hospital Orderly; b. 14 Oct 1879, Talbingo, NSW; d. 19 Sep 1954, Drummoyne, NSW; departed from Australia in 1906 and lived for a time in Chicago.
Up the country: a tale of early Australian squattocracy (1928, novel) – link to Colonial Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive

Fry, Edith M, aka E M Fry, Edith May Fry; b. 1883, Copeland NSW; d. ca 1950, London, Eng. Fry was an expatriate who lived in London and wrote on art for the Sydney Morning Herald in the 1920s.
Australian artists abroad (1922, prose)
Evening (1923, poem)
The work of Bess Norriss (1922, prose)
The work of Fred. Leist (1924, prose)

Fullerton, Mary Eliza aka Robert Gray, Turner O Lingo, Gordon Manners, “E”, Alpenstock, “Owen Roe O’Neill, “L”, Joseph Marizeeni (1868-1946). [works out of copyright] A prolific author whose full title list can be found at AustLit (subscription or access via library). [works out of copyright]
— “An incidental El Dorado” (1920, short story)
Bark House days (1921) – link to Colonial Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive
— The breaking furrow: verses (Melbourne: S. J. Endacott, 1921) – link to hathitrust
— “Companions in storm” (1920, short story)
— “Jimmy Hogan’s goose” (1922, short story)
— “The old waterhole” (1921, column)
— “They that have charm” (1921, short story)
— “The township” (1920, column)
— “Wilbur ‘blows in’” (1921, short story)

Gaunt, Mary (1861-1942). [works out of copyright]
As the whirlwind passeth, Murray, London, 1923, 314 pp.
The surrender: and other happenings (London: T. Werner Laurie [1920])
Where the twain meet (London: John Murray, 1922; prose travel) – link to Project Gutenberg Australia

Gibbs, May birth name: Cecila May Gibbs; aka Cecilia May Ossoli Kelly; also writes as Blob, Stan Cottman; b. 17 Jan 1877, Kent, England; d. 27 Nov 1969, Sydney NSW; arrived in Australia 1881
— “Rescued” (1928, short story for children “slightly simplified” in School Magazine; from “Little Obelia and the Further Adventures of Ragged Blossom”)

Gibbes, Grace Marion, aka G Marion Gibbes, Grace Marion Mell b. c1870s; d. 1944 North Sydney NSW
Poems (1923) link via State Library of Victoria

Gilmore, Mary; birth name: Mary Jean Cameron; b. 1865; d. 1962; Mary Gilmore was a prolific writer who published over many decades. A full list of her works can be found at AustLit (subscription or free access via library membership).
— “A Christmas carol” (1929, poem)
— “A little ghost” (1927, poem)
— “A plea for the slaughtered” (1927, poem)
— “Ah! If in paradise” (1928, poem)
— “The artist” (1927, poem)
— “Australia” (1925, poem)
— “The balcony” (1923, poem)
— “Bells and bullocks” (1929, poem)
— “‘Bora’ ground: discovery at Goulburn” (1926, prose)
— “The child” (1924, poem)
— “‘Cobber’: our debt to Aborigines” (1929, prose)
— “The flight of the swans” (1924, poem)
— “The great gate” (1920, poem)
— “Homeless I go” (1924, poem)
— “In nostalgia for beauty” (1920, poem)
— “Kosciusko and Canberra” (1927, poem)
— “Lament of the lubra” (1927, poem)
— “Lawson, Kendall and Burns” (1920, prose)
— “Lest we forget” (1927, poem)
— “Literature: our lost field” (1927, series of essays): 8Oct; 15Oct; 22Oct; 29Oct; 12Nov.
— “Memorial” (1923, poem)
— “Miss Rose Scott” (1923, poem)
— “Of language” (1923, poem)
— “The old crow town: Australia’s romantic past” (1927, poem)
— “Once In Hyde Park” (1920, poem)
— “The salon in Sydney” (1926, prose)
— “Second-hand bed” (1923, poem)
— “Sic transit gloria mundi” (1923, poem)
— “The sick child” (1924, poem)
— “To an old friend” (1923, poem)
— “To Australia” (1926, poem; with blurred photograph of author)
— “The turning wheel” (1921, poem)
— “Until in me” (1921, poem)
— “The waratah For Australia” (1921, poem)

Gittins, Constance birth name: Constance Laura Doughty; aka Constance Laura Doughty Gittins, Mrs T Gittins Jnr, Connie Gittins; also writes as Constance L D Smith; born 25 Jun 1875, Gympie QLD; d. 1963, Bowral NSW
— “A bush pleasantry” (1927, prose)
— “A deep ravine” (1920, poem)
— “A granite pile” (1925, prose)
— “A hot blast, baptism of fire” (1926, prose)
— “A July morning” (1924, prose)
— “A morning madrigal” (1925, poem)
— “A riverside hour” (1927, prose)
— “A spring wildflower: sweet-scented boronia” (1925, prose)
— “A tossed thought” (1923, poem)
— “A yellow robin’s nest” (1923, poem)
— “Adjusting the balance” (1923, prose)
— “After the bush fire” (1924, poem)
— “After the season” (1926, prose)
— “Again, the under-house: many country uses described” (1925, prose)
— “Allack” (1923, poem; scroll to view)
— “An Easter message” (1924, poem)
— “An odour of a sweet smell” (1922, poem)
— “An open view” (1925, prose)
— “Angelus, nature’s worship” (1925, prose)
— “Armistice Day” (1924, prose)
— “Armistice Day” (1928, prose)
— “Armistice Day – and after!” (1921, poem)
— “Ashes of roses” (1926, poem)
— “At the Cascades: laughing waters” (1925, prose)
— “Atascadero” (1920, prose)
— “Australia’s emblem: lure of wattle gold” (1921, prose)
— “Autumn” (1929, prose)
— “Autumn’s flush” (1926, poem)
— “Autumn’s wooing” (1925, poem)
— “Back home: in the year’s high noon” (1928, prose)
— “Bean blooms: ripe unto the harvest” (1927, prose)
— “Chinese brides” (1928, prose)
— “Clearing fires” (1925, prose)
— “Country Women’s Association: an appreciation” (1925, prose)
— “Daphne Bluff” (1924, prose)
— “The day far spent” (1926, poem)
— “Defence of poesy” (1923, prose)
— “Dorothy Perkins” (1923, poem; on a rose; text corrected)
— “The downs in passing” (1924, prose)
— “Ella Wether Wilcox: America’s poet of the people” (1922, prose)
— “Easter hope” (1928, poem)
— “The falls” (1925, poem)
— “The fine forest: our tinpot picnic” (1926, prose; part of text obscured)
— “Flakes and fireplaces” (1926, prose; scroll to view)
— “Flickerings” (1922, poem)
— “For Bird Day, October 22, 1920” (1920, poem)
— “Forest voices” (1926, poem)
— “The forest’s rebirth” (1928, prose)
— “From two windows: the everlasting hills” (1925, prose)
— “The divine hem” (1922, poem)
— “Glen Aplin” (1920, prose)
— “The glory of the commonplace” (1922, prose)
— “God-wrapt” (1922, poem)
— “Golden spring” (1920, poem)
— “The granite belt” (1924, prose)
— “Growing Jonathans” (1923, prose)
— “Guerdon” (1923, poem)
— “Hailstones” (1922, prose)
— “Hamewith” (1925, prose)
— “He is faithful” (1923, poem)
— “His star in the east” (1922, poem)
— “Home” (1922, poem)
— “Horse hunting: an hour out of the common round” (1926, prose)
— “If two lives join: a soldiers sketch” (1921, prose)
— “In dreams” (1925, poem)
— “In grey old gardens, the charm of age” (1926, prose)
— “In the silence” (1922, poem)
— “In unity” (1926, poem)
— “Inspired to inspire” (1920, poem)
— “Jangling Bells” (1920, poem; text corrected)
— “John McCrae” (1925, prose)
— “June” (1922, prose)
— “The letter box” (1923, prose)
— “Little white bird” (1922, poem)
— “Looking down from Picnic Point, Toowoomba” (1922, prose)
— “Lost in the forest, keep to the left” (1926, prose)
— “Memorials” (1924, prose)
— “The miracle: morning glories for the old man” (1925, prose)
— “Moonshine” (1926, poem)
— “Morning paper” (1925, prose)
— “Morning star” (1925, poem)
— “Mountain spring, orchard beauties” (1926, prose)
— “Night at the cascades” (1922, poem)
— “Nor time nor distance” (1925, poem)
— “Not made with hands” (1922, poem)
— “November” (1925, prose)
— “Old songs: what is hackneyed?” (1928, prose)
— “The open vision” (1925, poem; blurred scan; practically unreadable)
— “Our flower of remembrance” (1929, poem)
— “Our marketing” (1924, prose; journalism)
— “Our mountain side” (1923, prose)
— “Our royal guest” (1920, poem)
— “Our vows anew” (1923, poem)
— “Passing pines, the axe of progress” (1926, prose)
— “The Prince’s message” (1920, correspondence)
— “The quest: a morning’s store” (1925, prose)
— “Recompense” (1925, poem)
— “Red poppies (for Armistice Day)” (1925, poem)
— “The return: Laughing Waters” (1927, prose)
— “Romance” (1925, poem)
“Saint baby: Christ child’s star” (1928, prose)
— “Sanctuary” (1921, poem)
— “Sandgate: the old and new” (1927, prose)
— “Script” (1925, poem)
— “Show time” (1924, prose; journalism)
— “Soldier settlements: Church of England huts scheme” (1922, correspondence)
— “The soldiers’ church hut scheme” (1922, poem)
— “Some Browning gems” (1925, prose criticism/appreciation)
— “Spring tryst” (1923, poem; unreadable scan; reprinted 1930)
— “Spring’s first breath: the wattle blooms” (1925, prose)
— “Stanthorpe, then and now” (1920, prose)
— “Such pleasures as these” (1923, prose)
— “This afternoon” (1925, poem)
— “Toowoomba: home of the horse” (1929, prose)
— “The tragic flight” (1922, poem)
— “Under the banyan” (1926, criticism/review of her sister Gladys Jackson’s volume)
— “Undercliff falls” (1923, prose)
— “Unwritten” (1923, poem)
— “Victory and peace” (1921, poem)
— “Women’s club: where east meets west” (1928, prose)
— “We need not say ‘farewell’” (1920, poem)
— “When poppies blow” (1923, poem)
— “Where the dogwood is golden” (1926, poem)
— “Which sport?” (1923, prose)
— “Whom we honour – mother” (1923, poem)
— “Wild daisies” (1923, poem)
— “Wildflowers” (1922, poem)
— “Women in debate” (1925, prose)

Gore-Jones, Alice aka A Gore-Jones; b. 29 May 1887, Toowong, Qld; d. 26 Jul 1961, Brisbane, Qld. Gore-Jones was a prolific writer who, in the1920s had poems published regularly under her full name in The Australasian and The Sydney mail. Writing as “A Gore-Jones” she had poems published in The Australasian. and The Sydney mail, as well as journalistic pieces in The telegraph. and The week (Brisbane). In 1928, one newspaper identifies her as “a member of the staff of the ‘Telegraph’, Brisbane” (ref).
— “A drama of the rice fields” (1923, short story)
— “Caprice” (1924, poem)
— “The fairy’s token” (1924, short story)
— “Moon canoe” (1921, poem)
— “The reality of romance” (1927, short story)

Gornall, Lola, b. 1884, Sydney, NSW; d. 1969, Sydney, NSW. Gornall was a prolific poet who, in the 1920s, had numerous poems published in The Australian worker, The bulletin, The evening newsThe Brisbane courier, The Sydney morning herald, Daily standard, The spinner, The school magazine, The triad, BirthTruth (Sydney)Truth (Brisbane), and elsewhere.

“It is a statistical fact that there is more poetry written per head in Australia than in any other part of the world, but it is not all as good as that of Miss Lola Cornall, aged 21 [38], of Sydney, which is creating quite a stor in the literary circles of both hemispheres. Mr Frank Harris, an eminent English critic, writing in the American edition of Pearson’s predicts that she will find her seat between Emily Bronte and Christina Rosetti” (9 Mar 1923, the magpie [Perth] ref.)

— “Anzacs” (1928, poem)
— “At Lane Cove” (1924, poem)
— “Bowls” (1925, poem)
— “Bush birds” (1923, poem; “‘Bush birds’ … has recently appeared in an American magazine” [ref])
— “The carpenter” (1927, poem)
— “The city” (1925, poem)
— “Cradle of lilies” (1922, poem)
— “The desperate years” (1928, poem)
— “The doll’s house” (1926, poem for children)
— “The Dorrigo” (1920, poem)
— “Healing” (1927, poem)
— “I thought” (1923, poem)
— “Life and laughs” (1926, prose)
— “The lights of Sydney” (1920, poem)
— “Little Madonna” (1928, poem)
— “Midnight Manly” (1926, poem)
— “The modern flapper – home on fifty-fifty basis” (1926, prose)
— “The mother” (1924, poem)
— “The mountain train” (1922, poem)
— “My people” (1927, poem)
— “Nocturne – Sydney” (1920, poem)
— “Petals” (1924, poem)
— “Questions” (1926, poem)
— “Remembering” (1924, poem)
— “The rennaissance” (1928, poem)
— “Some day” (1922, poem)
— “Song of ships” (1923, poem)
— “The storm” (1925, poem)
— “Surf song – Coogee” (1920, poem)
— “Sydney’s sportswomen” (1927, poem)
— “Week-end” (1925, poem)
— “Wonder home: Seville in Sydney” (1929, prose)

Grant, Isabel aka Isabella Grant, Isabel Murray. b. c1870, Scotland; d. 1952, Bundaberg, QLD.
— “A case of nerves” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle): 11 Apr; 25 Apr;
— “A change in sentiment” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “A noble partnership” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “A royal road” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “A vanishing charm” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “A White Carnation” (1923: part 1; 1 cont.; part 2; 2 cont.; 2 cont. (final).
— “Affinity” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “An envoy of eros” (1923)
— “An offer of partnership” (1925)
— “At the sign of the thermometer: Larry’s Story” (14 Feb 1925)
— “At the sign of the thermometer III: Down the Long Avenue” (18 Apr 1925)
— “Auto-suggestion in primitive guise” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Balancing the ledger” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Beauty or ashes” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Better or sorse?” (1927 column: Talks for the Home Circle): 22 Jan; 29 Jan; 19 Feb (final).
— “Blue Or brown?” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Blue roses” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “The boon of sleep” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Borrowed plumes” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Carpets or high roads” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Characteristics in common” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “The chewing-gum incident” (1922)
— “The children’s hour” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle): 15 Aug; 29 Aug;
— “The crown of success” (1927 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Donna Emrealda” (1925, prose)
— “Faith keeping” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle): 25 Sep; 9 Oct.
— “Fears of childhood” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “The five-mile billabong” (1920)
— “The God of day” (1927 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Going on, or getting on?” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Good will among men” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “The grace of reticence” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Grandma speaks her mind (concluded.)” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Grandma gives her opinion” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “‘Holden eyes’ ” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Home and marriage” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Homes or houses?” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Houses or homes?” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Imagination and suggestion” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “The meed of praise” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Mosquito Gully” (1922)
— “Nature’s disinherited children” (1927 column: Talks for the Home Circle): 19 Mar; 2 Apr.
— “The New Year” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “On being superseded” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “On the cultivation of friendship” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “On the growing of trees” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Our heritage” (1925, column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “The overseer at Dallas River” (1921)
— “The princess and the dragoness” (1925)
— “Punishment or reform?” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle): 27 Mar; 10 Apr.
— “Singing games of children” (1924)
— “Some thoughts on Christmas” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Something to love” (1927 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “St George and the dragon: a story for children with a lesson for parents” (1922)
— “The Subconscious Mind” (1925, column: : Talks for the Home Circle): part 1, part 2.
— “Suggestion and the backward child” (1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Safety first” (1927 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
Untitled (10 Jul 1926 column: Talks for the Home Circle)
— “Vocations and avocations” (1927 column: Talks for the Home Circle)

Greaves, Lilian Wooster aka “Lilian”. b 1869 d 1958 [works in copyright until 2028]
— “Neighbours” (1926, poem)

Gray, Mina, b. c 1917
— “An Australian morn” (1929, poem; “Mina Gray (aged 12)”)

Grimshaw, Beatrice aka Beatrice Ethel Gimshaw b.Antrim, Northern Ireland 1870; d. Kelso, NSW 1953. [works out of copyright]
Black sheep’s gold (London: Hurst & Blackett, [192?])
My south sea sweetheart (London: Mills & Boon, 1920; reprinted for Australian Women’s Weekly 1938.
Queen Vaiti, N.S.W. Bookstall Co., Sydney, 1920, 168 pp.
The sands of Oro (London: Hurst & Blackett, 1924)
The valley of never-come-back, and other stories (London: Hurst & Blackett, [1922]).

Guerin, Bella aka Bella Lavender b. 1858; d. 1923
— “Sex and society” (1922, prose)

Gunn, Mrs Aeneas birth name: Jeannie Taylor; aka Jeannie Gunn; born 5 Jun 1870, Carlton, Vic; d. 9 Jun 1961, Hawthorn, Vic.
— “A legend of the finches” (1920, short story; writing as “Bird Lover”)

Gwynne, Agnes M (1862-1934). [works out of copyright]
The mystery of lakeside house, Robertson & Mullens, Melbourne, 1925, 166 pp.

Hain, Gladys Adeline; birth name: Gladys Taylor; also writes as Anzac Officer; b. 1 Jul 1887, West Shelbourne, Vic; d. 6 Mar 1962, Carlton, Vic.
At thirteen (1920, short story)

Harper, Edith Alice Mary, writing as Anna Wickham aka John Oland*** (1883-1947). [works out of copyright]
The little old house: [poems] (London: Poetry Bookshop, 1921). Downloadable here. See also, New and Selected Poems of Anna Wickham Edited by Nathanael O’Reilly (UWAP, 2017)

Hart, Annie A aka Annie Alice Hart, Annie A Hines; also writes as “TLOA” b. 1870, Scarsdale, Vic; d. 1966, Port Fairy, Vic; married Alfred Hines in 1897.
— “A holiday sketch” (1920, short story)

Hart, Gertrude aka E Gertrude Hart; Ethel Gertrude Hart, “E. G. H.” and “T. L. O. A.” b. 1873 Vic; d. 1965
— “12-16-20” (1921, short story)
— “A bachelor gay” (1921, short story)
— “A day at the law courts” (1924, prose)
— “A sporting chance” (1925, short story)
— “At his gates” (1924, short story)
— “Autumn the giver” (1929, poem)
— “The barrow-man” (1923, short story)
— “Before the rain” (1929, short story)
— “Blue blood” (1923, short story)
— “The box of memories
— “The burglar” (1920, short story)
— “The cabin trunk” (1925, short story)
— “Candle-light” (1921, short story; very faint scan): 12 Jul; 13 Jul; 14 Jul.
— “Caruso” (1924, short story)
— “Challenge” (1923, poem)
— “Chaperoned by Anne Carstairs” (1923, short story)
— “City moods” (1924, prose)
— “The Colonel’s Christmas dinner” (1920, short story)
— “The coming of Rosalind” (1923, short story)
— “Concerning Sally” (1928, short story)
— “Constable Bully” (1924, prose)
— “Dawning” (1920, poem)
— “Dinner at eight” (1923, short story)
— “Firelight” (1920, short story)
— “Full tide” (1922, short story)
— “Gallipoli” (1921, poem)
— “Ginger for pluck” (1924, short story)
— “Gipsy lure” (1920, poem)
— “Glamour” (1924, poem)
— “God’s gentleman” (1922, short story)
— “In hospital” (1928, poem)
— “Indian summer” (1922, short story)
— “The intrusions of Hugh” (1920, short story)
— “Laying a ghost” (1921, short story in Sunraysia Daily; faint print): 22 Oct; 25 Oct.
— “The little grey gate” (1921, poem)
— “The lonely pine” (1923, short story)
— “Lost!” (1924, poem)
— “Marigolds” (1924, short story)
— “Michaelmas daisies” (1923, short story)
— “Missing” (1920, short story)
— “Mitigating circumstances” (1921, short story)
— “Moonshine” (1924, short story)
— “More about chubby” (1929, short story): 1 Jun; 8 Jun; 15 Jun; 22 Jun; 29 Jun; 6 Jul; 13 Jul; 20 Jul; 27 Jul; 3 Aug; 10 Aug; 17 Aug; 24 Aug; 31 Aug; 7 Sep; 14 Sep; 21 Sep; 28 Sep; 5 Oct; 12 Oct; 19 Oct; 26 Oct; 2 Nov; 9 Nov (final).
— “The old bush track” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “Our road” (1920, prose)
— “Patricia’s paying guest” (1923, short story)
— “People I have met” (1924, prose)
— “The puppy” (1921, short story)
— “Resurrection” (1921, poem)
— “The romance of plain John Grist” (1921, short story in Sunraysia Daily; scan virtually unreadable): 12 May; 14 May; 17 May.
— “Romance of a transformation” (1921, short story)
— “The rover” (1924, poem)
— “Saunders” (1927, short story)
— “September” (1928, poem)
— “The shirley poppy” (1921, short story in Sunraysia Daily; scan virtually unreadable)
— “The siding” (1928, short story)
— “Something in the city” (1920, short story)
— “Spring – the laggard” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “The square peg” (1921, short story)
— “Star-light” (1924, prose)
— “Strangle-hold” (1924, short story)
— “The studio” (1928, poem)
— “Terror by night” (1924, short story)
— “Their lonely woman” (1920, short story)
— “Third floor, Milton Chambers” (1923, short story)
— “Tide-way” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “The tramp” (1922, short story)
The tramp doctor (1926-27, novella serialised in Sydney MailI): 14 Jul 1926; 21 Jul; 28 Jul; 4 Aug; 11 Aug; 18 Aug; 25 Aug; 1 Sep; 8 Sep; 15 Sep; 22 Sep; 29 Sep; 6 Oct; 13 Oct; 20 Oct; 27 Oct; 3 Nov; 10 Nov; 17 Nov; 24 Nov; 1 Dec; 8 Dec; 15 Dec; 22 Dec; 29 Dec; 5 Jan 1927 (final).
— “Undertone” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “Up Mount Lonesome” (1923, short story)
— “The upper track” (1924, short story)
— “What the fire kept” (1923, short story)
— “The wood-chopper” (1920, short story)

Harvey, Joan. birth name: Joan Mary Temple Cox; aka Joan Mary Temple Harvey; b. 5 Feb 1884, Bangalore, India; d. 5 Nov 1965, Melbourne, Vic.
An old garden (1928, poem)
Reality (1926, poem)

Heney, Helen.
— “There is No One” (1926, poem)

Holman, Ada A. aka Mrs W A Holman. Birth name Ada Augusta Kidgell. b. 1869, Ballarat, Vic; d. 1949.
— “Both sexes progress” (1929, opinion piece on the teaching of boys): “There should be no men’s and no women’s jobs — there should only be jobs. The only job which Is exclusively men’s is war, and that is inhuman, anyway.”

Homfray, Lucy Everett, aka L E Homfray b. 1873, Sydney, NSW; d. 1951, Sydney; sister of a Canon Homfray who resided in Portland, near Lithgow, NSW; ; she wrote hymns to be sung, as well as poetry (ref1; ref2); resided at Lindfield, NSW (ref), Bowral and Beecroft. Most of the following poems are written for children.
— “An appeal for our weaker brothers and sisters” (1929, correspondence from “Tanflin”, Beecroft Rd, Beecroft)
— “Anzac Day” (1920, poem)
— “Baby’s name” (1925, poem)
— “The best Christmas story: the old, old story” (1924, short story)
— “The Christmas vision” (1920, poem)
— “Compensation” (1921, poem)
— “Dollies’ mending day” (1925, poem)
— “The Doll’s hospital” (1925, poem)
— “Echoes of Christmas bells” (1921, poem)
— “The economy of Binks” (1921, short story)
— “Fairy games” (1925, poem)
— “Five little pigs” (1925, poem)
— “Frankie my brother” (1925, poem)
— “Heart of a child” (1920, short story)
— “I want to know” (1925, poem)
— “If you were me” (1925, poem)
— “Jack and Jill” (1925, poem)
— “Off to Manly” (1925, poem)
— “The new maid” (1928, poem)
— “What can I do?” (1925, poem)
— “What would you like?” (1929, poem)

Howitt, Mary E. B. b. 1866; c. 1933
— “How the Australian blacks lived” (1928, prose)

Hughes, Katherine birth name Catherine McNicol; also writes as K H; b. 1871 Wentworth, NSW; d. 22 Sep 1957 Jandowae, QLD [work in copyright until 2027]
— “A memory” (1922, poem)
— “The chain: the Country Women’s Association” (1927, poem)
— “Drought stricken” (1920, poem)
— “Flood tides” (1922, poem)
— “This life” (1926, poem)
— “The milestones” (1920, poem)
— “The mothers’ memorial” (1922, poem)
— “Requiescat” (1921, poem)
— “Selections grey” (1926, poem)
— “The treasure” (1921, poem)
— “When?” (1922, poem)
— “White ants” (1924, poem)
— “Worn hands” (1926, poem)

Hungerford, Alys b. birth name: Alys Hungerford; Mrs Francis John Beamish; Mrs Kenneth Stuart Hungerford; 17 July 1857 at Cahirmore, Rosscarbery, County Cork, Ireland; d. 16 August, 1934 at Lawson (district of Katoomba), NSW; married Francis John Beamish JP on 19 Jun 1877; following her brothers, she migrated without her husband to Australia in 1887 on the ship Australasian; divorced Francis Beamish, 19 June 1893, a freemason; worked as governess for family of Thomas Hungerford (her sixth cousin); married Kenneth Stuart Hungerford (also her sixth cousin) 4 Jan 1898; suffered from “sandy blight” while Kenneth, a mining engineer, was in the Yukon, Canada; divorced Kenneth June 1922. (ref: HAFS Journal, 14-2:3)
— “The artist” (1927, poem)
— “The children” (1921, poem)
— “Couleur de rose” (1921, short story – poor quality scan, in Sunraysia Daily)
— “The cook and the grocer” (1921, short story – poor quality scan, in Sunraysia Daily)
— “The guerdon” (1926, poem)
— “Jumping on Kaleski” (1921, correspondence)
— “L’Impossible” (1921, poem)
— “Moi et toi” (1924, poem from A Book of Songs)
— “Philosophy” (1925, poem)
— “The piper” (1920, poem)
— “Sea-sleep” (1926)
— “Spindrift” (1926, reprinted 1927; poem)
— “Spiritualism” (1926, poem)
— “Two simple letters” (1924, short prose)

Hyland, Inez K b. Portland 1863; d Magill, SA 1892. An article, “Amongst the Books” (17 Jun 1893), mentions a collection of “poems and short stories” by Hyland, In Sunshine and Shadows, which was published posthumously by Hyland’s grandmother, Mrs. Penfold. (This is most likely the collection mentioned in 7 Mar 1933.) Sydney Partrige wrote a short biographical not on Hyland in The Sydney Mail (1 Jul 1914).
— “February in Australia” (originally published 1928; anthologised in 1938)

Hyne, Frances Jane Ina aka F J Ina Hyne; b. 1866; d. 1928
Early days and other poems (1924) – link to SLVIC digital collection+

Jackson, Gladys; birth name: Gladys Smith; aka Gladys Violet Fredrika Jackson; Mrs William Jackson; b. 9 Dec 1881, Gatton, Qld.
H R H The Prince of Wales: a biographical sketch (1922, prose)

Jackson, S Elizabeth b. 1890; d. 1923
Petunia again: sketches (1920, poetry) – links to SLVIC digital archive+

Jerome, Helen, birth name: Helen Bruton; aka Helene Jerome, Helen Bruton Jerome; also writes as Nellie Bruton, Helen Bruton; b. 10 May 1883, London, Eng; d. 10 Feb 1966, Berkshire, Engl.
— “The potter” (1922, poem)
— “The unbearable” (1922, poem)

Kearney, G. M. V. birth name: Georgina Mary Veronica Doyle; b. c1851; d. 1936.
— “A bunch of larkspur” (1922, poem)
— “A golden hour” (1921, short story)
— “A 1uestion of influence” (1923, short story)
— “A spray of wattle” (1922, poem)
— “A summer night” (1922, poem)
— “A threnody” (1921, poem)
— “An Australian long song” (1923, poem)
— “The case of Mrs Perkyns” (1923, short story)
— “Fruggles” (1924, short story)
— “If I could see you now” (1922, poem)
— “Jack’s fidelity” (1921, short story)
— “Love me, lad, a little” (1922, poem)
— “Lover of mine in the dawn of day” (1922, poem)
— “Sunset in the bush” (1922 poem)
— “What have ye done?” (1924, poem)
— “Withdrawn from the auction room” (1924, short story)
— “Would it have to have been Bradley?” (1924, short story)

Kelaher, Mary. Birth name Mary Ellen Cross. b. 1895, Moree, NSW; d. 1943, Sydney, NSW. (Note: Kellaher wrote many more columns not listed here. There is also an article about Kelaher published in this decade: “Mary Kelaher” by Bernice May [Zora Cross] Australian Women’s Mirror, 22 May 1928.)
— “Assets” (1927, short story)
— “Closed doors” (1928, short story)
— “Completeness” (1928, poem)
— “Concerning lambs” (1936, short story)
— “Conscience” (1926, poem)
Deep shallows (1926, novel serialised in The Australian women’s mirror): ch1 (4 May); ch4 (11 May); ch6 (18 May); ch9 (25 May); ch10 cont. (1 Jun); ch11 cont. (8 Jun); ch13 (15 Jun); ch14 cont. (22 Jun); ch16 cont. (29 Jun); ch19 (6 Jul); ch20 (13 Jul); ch22 (20 Jul); ch23 cont. (27 Jul); ch24 cont. (3 Aug); ch26 cont. (10 Aug) final.
— “Falling in love” (1925, column)
— “Gifts” (1929, poem fragment)
— “Hush-a-bye land” (1929, children’s poem)
— “In-laws” (1924, column)
— “Love power” (1927)
— “Love song” (1928, poem)
— “Outcast” (1929, poem fragment)
— “Perilous years” (1927, short story)
— “Proverbs and proofs” (1925, column)
— “Recollections” (1925, poem) – faint print
— “Reputations” (1923, column)
— “Romance” (1923, column)
— “Shadows” (1925, poem)
— “Silk undies” (1927, short story)
— “Toys for Christmas” (1928, short story)
— “Unrequited” (1928, poem)

Kellerman, Annette; birth name: Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman; aka Annette Marie Sarah Sullivan; Annette Kellerman; b. 6 Jul 1886, Marrickville, NSW; d. 6 Nov 1975, Southport, Qld.
Fairy tales of the south seas and other stories ([1926])

Kelly, Ethel Knight (aka Ethel Kelly; Ethel Knight Moore) b. 28 Jan 1875; d. 22 Sep 1949; Canadian actress who settled in Australia; wrote several novels which are available at SLNSW
— “Nancy takes a house: an adventure in domesticity” (1927, short story; humour) appears in: The Home, 1 December vol. 8 no. 12 1927; (p. 30, 74, 77-78, 82, 84)

Kelman, Ethel; birth name: Harriet Ethel Kelman; also writes as E Dalrymple; b. 2 Oct 1882, Bishops Bridge, NSW; d. 1947, The Entrance, NSW
Christmas eve in bushland (1920, short story; children’s fiction)
The bunyip: a story for children (1921, short story)

King, Ailsa aka Ailsa Caroline Iceton; b. 26 May Weelamurra, Qld; d. 5 May 1986, Armidale NSW
Roses (1922, poem)

King, Olive Kelso aka Olive May King; b. 30 Jun 1885, Croydon, NSW; d. 1 Nov 1958, Melbourne, Vic. Biographical note 1917.
Joy of life (1921, poem)

Knaggs, M R aka Mary R Knaggs, Mary Read Knaggs; b. 1884, Sydney NSW; d. 11 Jul 1974, Blue Mountains NSW.
The harvest (1926, poem)

Knight, Hattie aka H M Knight, Hattie Martha Knight; Hattie Martha Leckie; Mrs John Leckie; b. 3 Jan 1886 St Kilda, Vic; d. 21 Jun 1965, Cheltenham, Vic. Throughout the 1920s, Knight had prose pieces published in The bulletin, The Australian woman’s mirror, The Australian home beautiful, The herald (Melbourne).
Alice at the gallery (1925, prose)
Are we too sane? (1926, prose)
Have our standards slipped? (1921, prose)
The valley of Mitta – hidden beauty unknown in Victoria (1920, prose)
We don’t like them – politics really bore women (1927, prose)

Knowles, Marion Miller aka Marion Miller, M. M. Knowles; John Desmond, Marion Miller, Aunt Patsy. b. Woods Point, Vic. 8 Aug 1865; d. Camberwell, Vic. 16 Sep 1949. ANDB entry. [works out of copyright]
Celestial immortelles (1920, poetry) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
Ferns and fancies (1923, poetry) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
Meg of “Minadong”, Edward A. Vidler, Melbourne, 1926, 221 pp.
— Pierce O’Grady’s daughter: an Australian story, Pellegrini & Co., Melbourne, 1928, 308 pp.
Pretty Nan Hartigan, Pellegrini, Melbourne, 1928, 213 pp; also serialised in The Advocate (1923).
— “The spitfire” (1926, short story)

Lane, Dorothy F aka Dorothy Florence Lane; b. 2 Oct 1882, Rimau, Aorangi, South Island, NZ; d. 1969, Lindisfarne, Tas; arrived in Australian ca. 1890.
Command of the ravens (1928, short story)
Faith (1926, short story)
Gay company (1923, short story)
Gold from heaven (1926, short story)
Mysterious tides (1925, short story)
Unwooed (1923, short story)

Lane, Hilda b. 1899, Paraguay; d. 1976
Potted Shakespeare (1928, poem)

Lawson, Gertrude b.1877; d.1945
— “The Lawson family” (1921, article; The Bulletin, 11 August vol. 42 no. 2165: p. 29)

Le Breton, Agatha; birth name: Agatha Magdalen Le Breton; aka Miriam Le Breton; also writes as Miriam Agatha, Henry Somerville, Mickie Daly; b. 28 Jun 1886, Maryborough, Qld; d. 1970, Sydney, NSW.
— “At Mater Dei orphanage – the memory of a perfect afternoon” (1927, prose)
— “Bernadette Soubirous, 1844-1878” (1925, prose)
— “Betta’s Christmas choice: the Catholic or the pagan way” (1929, prose)
— “Carmelite nuns – a visit to the convent” (1924, prose)
— “Chinese Peter” (1925, short story for children; from Eastward ho!)
Eastward Ho!: stories of young crusaders (1925; “good Catholic lessons for little folk” [ref])
— “Ephpheta Sunday, August 4 – an appeal for deaf and dumb children” (1929, prose): 26 Jul; 1 Aug; 18 Aug.
— “Feast of the Little Flower: celebrations at Carmelite convent” (1925, prose)
— “Feast of the Little Flower: visit to Carmelite convent” (1926, prose)
— “Hail, Tumut – ‘The first town of sacrifice’” (1924, prose)
— “His little knights: impressions in the cathedral” (1928, prose)
— “Ireland and Australia: a story with a moral” (1923, prose)
— “The Little Flower: celebrations at Carmelite monastery” (1925, prose)
— “‘Old and new’: a Christmas story” (1926, prose)
— “Requiescant in pace – a memory of Lewisham cemetery” (1926, prose)
— “Sacred Heart Darlinghurst – quarant ore” (1929, prose)
— “St Gabriel’s sunday – the ephpheta season” (1926, prose)

Le Plastrier, Constance Mary aka “Erica”, “Mary Lee” b. 1864; d. 1938
— “Call of the bush” (1925, poem)
— “Fair waters: some weird concoctions our grandmothers swallowed” (1924, prose)
— “Flowers in Rome” (1927, poem)
The Heir of Tramore (1929-30; serialised novel)
— “Memories” (1925, poem)
— “Tiger lilies” (1925, short story)

Levis, Edith Stirling birth name: Edith Frances Sunderland Carr-Boyd b. 1881, Glen Innes, NSW; d. 1971, St Leonards, NSW
All the colours (1924, poem)
At the end of the day (1926, poem)
Austraian night (1925, poem)
Ego (1925, poem)
The exchange (1924, poem)
Forgiven (1929, poem)
Give to me (1925, poem)
Healing (1926, poem)
I do not care (1925, poem)
The intruder (1928, poem)
Limitation (1929, poem)
Love came (1926, poem)
Night piece (1926, poem)
Shadows (1927, poem)
Taken for granted (1925, poem )
The teacher (1929, poem)

Liston, Maud Renner aka Maud R Liston b. 25 Nov 1875, SA; 3. 30 Sep 1944 Adelaide, SA
— “A dictionary” (1923, poem)
— “A little song of Agnes” (1922, poem)
— “A quaint old book, with some attractions” (1920, prose)
— “A wayside shrine” (1920, poem)
— “The bell of St Stephen’s” (1927, poem)
— “Birdmen” (1929, poem; editorial note: “The following verses,, now published far the first time, were originally written for an American literary competition, in which, out of several hundred entries, they were placed by the judges next to the first half dozen.”)
— “Bride’s gear” (1923, poem)
— “Childhood memories” (1924, poem)
— “Cinderella’s party: a Christmas comedy” (1920, drama)
— “Delight of battle” (1920, poem)
— “Dorothy Spinney” (1921, poem)
— “Dorothy Spinney” (1921, prose)
— “Dorothy’s birthday” (1926, poem for children)
— “Early reminiscences of Kapunda” (1920, poem)
— “God’s pen” (1920, poem)
— “Gratia plena” (1923, poem)
— “Happiness” (1923, poem)
— “High lights” (1925, poem)
— “The ‘ivy’ wife” (1924, short short prose)
— “The yoyful mysteries: a visit to S. Elizabeth” (1923, poem)
— “King’s daughters” (1923, poem)
— “Links with literature: the magic of association” (1923, criticism)
— “Memories of Kapunda and district” (1929, correspondence)
— “The mother plays with baby’s toes” (1927, poem)
— “The new commandment” (1921, poem)
— “The old scarf: to G W” (1920, poem)
— “Prayer” (1921, poem)
— “The profiteers’ patron saint” (1920, correspondence)
— “There is moonlight on the Murray” (1927, poem)
— “Recollections of an artist: the late Harry P Gill” (1922, prose)
— “The revised prayer book” (1928, correspondence)
— “The sorrowful mysteries” (1924, poem)
— “The S.P.U.K: a secret society” (1923, prose)
— “Thou playest upon my heart” (1924, poem)
— “To a young painter” (1922, poem)
— “To Daisy Kennedy” (1920, poem)
— “To his mother” (1925, poem)
— “To K C: written in a book” (1923, poem)
— “To Mary Gilmore” (1927, poem)
— “To the naturalist of Humbug Scrub” (1920, poem)
— “To Norman Lindsay” (1924, poem)
— “To Olive” (1923, poem)
— “Treasures” (1923, poem)
— “The trumpet lily” (1923, poem)
— “The voice said ‘Write’” (1921, poem)
— “Wattle time” (1927, poem)
— “With pipe and book: on the sonnet” (1921, prose criticism)
— “The woman to the man” (1924, poem)

Litchfield, J S birth name: Jessie Phillips; aka Jessie Sinclair Litchfield, J Litchfield, Jessie Litchfield; b. 18 Feb 1883, Ashfield, NSW; d. 12 Mar 1956, Richmond, Vic; a resident of the Northern Territory for many years. Litchfield was a prolific poet and editor.
A blue blanket day (1924, prose)
Ad astra per asera (1928, poem)
— Cuddle doon (1926, poem)
The dead and I (1926, poem)
Dust and ashes (1927, poem)
Flotsam (1920, poem)
I took my heart in my hand (1924, poem)
My boats (1929, poem)
My heart shall blossom in roses (1946, poem)
My memories (1926, poem)
Our lost land (1926, poem)
Pan’s piping (1927, poem)
Planta genista (1923, poem)
Reality (1922, poem)
The regret (1922, poem)
Roses and love (1922, poem)
The sailor (1920, poem)
— The Territory’s centenary (1924, prose): 30 Aug; 6 Sep.
This literary mine (1927, prose)
Thomas the rhymer (1926, poem)
Town and bush (1926, poem)
Waiting (1925, short story)

Little, Maud Isabel aka Maud I Little, M. I. Little b. 1876 d. 1961
— “The blessed sacrament” (1920, poem)

Littlejohn, Agnes b. 1865; d.1944 Ryde NSW
The sleeping sea nymph (1924, novel)

Luffmann, Laura Bogue aka “C Bogue Luffman”, Laura M Lane, Bogue Luffman, Lauretta Caroline Maria Luffman; birth name: Lauretta Caroline Maria Lane. b. 1846, 17 Dec, Bedfordshire, Eng; d.1929, 7 Jun, Queanbeyan, NSW.
— “A forecast” (1925)
— “An Australian Grace Darling” (1925, column)
— “The mending lady” (1925)

Lloyd, Mary aka Mary Ellen Lloyd, M.E. Lloyd, Vinegar, Bay Ash, “MEL”, Comrade Mary. Birth name: Mary Ellen Parry; b. Wales, UK; d. Sydney NSW 1962.
— “A double runaway” (1922, short story)
— “The inspiration” (1924, short story)
— “The timewaster” (1924, short prose)

Lord, Florence E aka “Wilga”; birth name: Florence Eliza Lord b. 1879 Qld; d. 1942 VIC
— “‘Moonlighting’ etcetera” (1926, short story
— “Where women blaze the tracks” (1925, short story)

McAdam, Constance, aka Constance Clyde, Clyde Writer, Pen, C. C., C Clyde. b. 1872, Glasgow, Scotland; d. 1951, Brisbane QLD.
— “A Dog’s Wish” (1923; for children)
— “The Anger Chain and How It was Broken” (1921)
— “Dux of His School” (1921)
— “The Eyes of John Dennie” (1927)
— “The Flippancy of Felicia” (1921)
— “For All Men Kill” (1923)
— “Her Real Triumph” (1923)
— “His Bower Bird” (1925)
— “His Mateship” (1923)
— “The Hunchback” (1925)
— “The Ideal Girl” (1922)
— “It’s a Young Country Yet” (1922)
— “Judd Defeats the Draper: His Wife Confounded” (1925)
— “The Kind-Hearted Shop” (1928, for children)
— “The Last Strike” (1922)
— “The Love Test” (1923)
— “The Magic Shoes” (1928, for children)
— “The Motor-Car Wife” (1927)
— “The Only Clue” (1934)
— “The Paying Back” (1924)
— “The Photograph Bride” (1923)
— “The Power of the Unseen” (1925)
— “The ‘Sacking’ of Mr Pinford” (1922)
— “The Sub-Matron’s Choice” (1921)
— “Their Free Saturday” (1924)
— “The Wanderings of Winnie” (1921)
— “Warrigal Jim’s Reasoning” (1921)
— “When the Dumb Spoke” (1922)
— “The Widow’s Lesson” (1922)
— “The Woman Fearers” (1922)

McAuliffe, Nora aka Nora Kelly b. Dunedin New Zealand; resident of Australia.
— “Ballad of Ancestors” (1924, poem)
— “Bertam Stevens” (1922, poem)
— “‘The Bulletin’ Stairs” (1924, poem)
— “A Cherry Dress” (1926, poem)
— “Dream Food” (1920, poem)
— “The Exile” (1922, poem)
— [Furs for Sale Nora McAuliffe , 1920 short story Appears in: Aussie: The Australian Soldiers Magazine, 16 August vol. 2 no. 18 1920; (p. 10-11); not in TROVE; available by request from SLNSW special collection.
— “Honeycomb” (1923, poem)
— “June Memory” (1923, poem)
— “The Matinee” (1925)
— “The Minor Note” (1927, poem)
— [“Night Drive” (1921, poem)]
— “Pride” (1923, poem)
— “The Song-Makers” (1924, poem)
— “Success” (1925)
— “‘That Hath Ears‘” (1925, poem)
— “To Anzac Ghosts” (1925, poem)
— “When I Come Back” (1924, poem)

McCann, Annie M. D. aka Mrs Torrens McCann, Annie M. C. McCann, Annie Bellow McDonald McCann, Mrs. T. McCann (1838-1924) [works out of copyright]
Recurrence of Wattle Blossoms (1921)

McConnell, Ursula; b. 27 Oct 1888, Toogoolawah, Qld; d. 6 Nov 1957, Kelvin Gove, Qld.
Among the blacks – a woman’s adventures in the Gulf of Carpentaria – sea-snakes and sharks II (1928, 19 Apr; prose)
‘Belong Archer’ – where black man still holds sway – woman’s amazing trip [I] (1928, 18 Apr; prose)
Beware of Alligators! – among Gulf country blacks – Australian woman’s thrills IV (1928, 25 Apr; prose)
‘Big snake’ – Aborigines’ belief in supernatural – sacred home of spirits IX (1928, 8 May; prose)
Black magic – native hunting grounds – mysteries of cook-pot – Australian girl befriended by wild tribes V (1928, 27 Apr; prose)
Gulf nights – woman’s adventures among blacks – chivalry of the wild III (1928, 23 Apr; prose)
Mystic rites – ceremonial among gulf blacks – ‘modern’ influences VII (1928, 2 May; prose)
‘Plenty alligator!’ – braving inffested Gulf rivers – black man’s law VIII (1928, 5 May; prose)
Totem mysteries – white woman among Gulf blacks – alligator egg eiet – hundred miles trip up Archer River X (1928, 11 May; prose)
Where fences end – woman’s trek up Archer River – natives’ hunting grounds no.XI (1928, 14 May; prose)
Wilmunkans – white woman among gulf blacks – ‘goannas’ as food – game in plenty fills communal larder (1928, 1 May; prose)

McCrae, Dorothy Frances, aka Mrs C E Perry; Mrs Cecil Perry; also writes as “The Youn ‘Un”, “Moth”, Dorothy Frances Perry. b. 1879, Hawthorn, Vic; died 1937, North Sydney NSW.
— “On the ferry boat” (1927, poem)
— “The story of Eleanor Farquar” (1922, short story)

McFadyen, Ella aka Ella May McFadyen, Ella M’Fadyen, Ellen McFadyen; b. 26 Nov 1887; d. 22 Aug 1976. MacFadyen was a prolific writer (the AustLit database lists over 380 works). Throughout the 1920s she published poems in The Sydney mail, several of which were reprinted in regional newspapers. She also published short stories in The Sydney mail. [Work in copyright until 2046]
— “Brown boronia” (1926, poem)
— “Dreams” (1924, poem)
— “Holiday road” (1921, poem)
— “The third brigade” (1929, poem)

Mack, Louise aka Marie Louise Hamilton Mack; Mrs Creed; Mrs Allen Illingworth Leyland; Mrs J P Creed; Mrs J Percy Cred; Mrs Percy Creed; Marie Louise Creed; Felicia Watts; Louise M; M.L.M.; Nerang Minstrel. b 10 Oct 1870 Hobart; d. 23 Nov 1935 Mosman NSW. [work out of copyright]
— “Chelsea Embankment” (1925, column)
— “Harbour lights” (1925, poetry)
— “My quest: London bookshops” (1925, column)
— “November” (1925, poem)
— “Sailor’s song” (1925, poem)
— “The shearers” (1925, poem)
— “Spring night” (1924, poem)
— “Spring in England” (1926, poem)

McKell, Katherine aka K McK; birth name: Katherine Campbell. b. 1851; d. 1936
An Old Settler’s Stories (1921)

Mackellar, Dorothea aka Isolbel Marion Dorothea Mackellar; b. 1 Jul 1885; d. 14 Jan 1968. During the 1920s, in addition to publishing nearly 90 poems in The Sydney morning herald (only a small sample of which is given here), Mackellar also wrote several prose pieces for that publication. Many of her poems published in the Australian woman’s mirror were little more than fragments, but as AustLit does not give links to poems from that publication, or from Home, Lone hand and Vision, links for these works are listed below. (The AustLit database lists over 300 works for Mackellar in total.) [work in copyright until 2038]
— “A business proposition” (1925, poem)
— “A childless marriage (song from a play)” (1927, poem)
— “A private exhibition” (1926, poem)
— “A rhyme of Sydney” (1925, poem)
— “A song of warning” (1925, poem)
— “A sort of love-song” (1926, poem)
— “A Tasmanian road” (1926, poem)
— “Airman” (1921, poem)
— “An appeal” (1926, poem)
— “An idler” (1924, poem)
— “Another heritage” (1924, poem)
— “At home: three to five-thirty” (1924, short story)
— “Bargain” (1926, poem for children)
— “Bitter-sweet” (1927, poem)
— “Blood royal” (1924, poem)
— “Core of my heart” (1921, lyric; with music in School magazine)
— “Detachment (Kensington polo grounds, Sydney)” (1924, poem)
— “The elfin lover” (1925, poem)
— “England” (1926, poem)
— “Fancy dress” (1923, poem)
— “Gates of ivory” (1920, poem)
— “Hari Chandra and others” (1922, prose; set in Columbo [Sri Lanka])
— “Heredity” (1920, poem)
— “If” (1924, poem)
— “Immaterial” (1925, poem)
— “In praise of John (a cocker spanial)” (1926, poem)
— “Inconsistency” (1927, poem)
— “Jungle” (1923, poem)
— “Last of the moon” (1925, poem)
— “Late afternoon from Macquarie street” (1927, poem)
— “Lighting-up time” (1925, poem)
— “The man’s heroine” (1923, prose; “The following remarks are strictly for women”)
— “Manna” (1926, poem)
— “Margery (listless)” (1927, poem)
— “Miracle” (1924, poem)
— “Moon forest” (1927, poem)
— “No shepherdess” (1925, poem)
— “No thoroughfare” (1926, poem)
— “On the chain” (1925, poem)
— “Opal Brook” (1926, poem)
— “Out of exile” (1926, poem)
— “Picnic day” (1924, poem)
— “The poseuse and the pea” (1922, prose; “Who was it that first made a virtue of the ungracious habit of grumbling?”)
— “Prudence” (1925, poem)
— “Ripple dance” (1925, poem)
— “The rock-pool” (1927, poem)
— “Sandra’s protest” (1924, poem)
— “Spring song” (1925, poem)
— “Summer afternoon” (1923, poem)
— “Sussex” (1928, poem)
— “To an exile” (1924, poem)
— “To Terence” (1927, poem)
— “Tourists’ luck: an article designed to be of use to the visitor who wishes to be really acquainted with the city of Sydney” (1928, prose)
— “Trees: an oppressed people” (1925, prose)
— “Trifles” (1925, poem)
— “Triolet” (1925, poem)
— “Tropic moon” (1921, poem)
— “Vestal” (1921, poem)
— “Waste” (1922, poem)
— “The way we were made” (1925, poem)
— “The weak point” (1925, poem)
— “The wolves pursuing” (1926, poem)

MacKinnon, Eleanor aka E MacKinnon; birth name: Eleanor Vokes Irby Addison; b. 1871, Tenterfield NSW; d. 1936, Sydney NSW. Red Cross worker: Memorial (1936)
— “Balmain from another angle” (1924, prose)
— “Humane work of the Red Cross: tuberculosis a disease of the poor” (1928, prose)
— “Kurrajong Heights” (1925, poem)
— “Mr Kevin O’Higgins: an appreciation” (1927, prose)
— “The Red Cross bell” (1924, poem)
— “The roses of England” (1924, poem)
— “The pursuit” (1924, poem)
— “The Straits of Messina” (1925, poem)
— “Voluntary aid detachments” (1929, prose)

McLaren, Elizabeth; most of McLaren’s poems were published in The Catholic Press (Sydney).
— “A burial wreath” (1926, poem)
— “The Assumption” (1926, poem)
— “August thoughts” (1921, poem)
— “Behind the door” (1921, poem)
— “The call of Lent” (1922, poem)
— “Communion” (1922, poem)
— “Ephpheta” (1924, poem)
— “The father’s passion” (1920, poem)
— “I yield Thee what is Thine” (1921, poem)
— “Love’s gifts” (1921, poem)
— “The missioners” (1922, poem)
— “My need” (1923, poem)
— “One hour: to the late-comers at Sunday Mass” (1926, poem)
— “The peach tree” (1924, poem)
— “Sermons in song” (1922, poem)
— “Sydney” (1924, poem) note: AustLit attributes this poem to Ada Elizabeth Moore McLaren; birth name: Ada McKenzie, aka Ada Elizabeth Moore McLaren, “Mrs Jack McLaren”, Ada Mackenzie Moore; b. 1887, Bendigo, Vic: d. 1946 London, England. McKenzie attended the Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Melbourne and later married Captain E R Moor who was killed in WWI; she then married Presbyterian-born author Jack McLaren. As this poem, along with “The peach tree”, are the only secular poems, and all the rest were published in The Catholic Press, it is possible they are the work of two different authors publishing under the same name; as the latter author published a novel 1918 under the name of “Ada Mackenzie Moore”, and a later novel as “Mrs Jack McLaren”, it is also possible AustLit has misattributed this poem, especially as it mentions the chiming of St Mary’s Cathedral tolling vespers.

Mackness, Constance b. 17 Jun 1882 Tuena, NSW; d. 13 Dec 1973, Corinda, Qld.
Matilda or Marjorie (1929, short story)
The house of many tins (1929, short story)
Miss Billy (1928, novel for children) Note: the AustLit entry for this title adds, “Users are warned that this work contains terminology that reflects attitudes or language used at the time of publication that are considered inappropriate today.”

McNutt, M. E. birth name: Mary E Shaw; aka Mollie E McNutt, Mollie M’Nutt; b. 23 Mar 1885, West Mailand, NSW; d. 26 Feb 1919, Torrington, NSW; obituary 5 Mar 1919 (ref). Many of her poems were published posthumously in the 1920s and later in School Magazine, including:
Her reason” (1928, poem)
July” (1920, poem)
The song of the magpies” (1921, poem)
Wattle” (1922, poem)

Maley, Lewese (a.k.a. Lawese Maley) b. 25 Jan 1870, Amherst, Vic; d. 31 Oct 1942, Perth WA; birth name Lewese Nielson; death notice; Western Australian author
— “By right of inheritance” (1929, short story)
— “The folly of Iris Dudley, M.A.” (1927, short story)
— “My blue heaven” (1929, short story)
— “Prudence field” (1927, short story)
— “Roger the first” (1924, short story)

Manning, Eva M; aka Eva Marion Manning; b. 8 Jan 1887, Sydney, NSW; d. 20 Feb 1982, Salistbury, Wiltshire, Eng. In the early 1920s, Manning wrote a number of journalistic travel pieces for the Darling downs gazette and Toowoomba Chronicle.
Anzac 1915 (1922, poem)
Mebourne moments (1922, prose)

Marc, Elizabeth birth name Elsie Penn Algar, aka Elizabeth Mostyn; Elsie Penn Mostyn; writes as Princess Nusrat Ali Mirza; b. 1882 Kent, Eng; d. 1964, NSW; AustLit database suggested Marc arrived in Australian 1927; a number of prose pieces published in WA newspapers during the early 1920s were most likely syndicated from The London daily mail (ref).
How to keep him (1920, prose)
French wives (1921, prose)
Lonely hotel women (1922, prose)
My birthday (1923, prose)
Please to remember (1923, prose)
Wasted mother love (1923, prose)
Who would be a woman (1922, prose)

Mark, Annie H aka Annie Hetherinton Mark; also writes as Annie Hetherington Coxon; b. 1875, Cumberland, Cumbria, England; d. 1947; arrived in Australia 1911
— “A London shop” (1927, poem)
— “Anzac Day, April 25, 1927” (1927, poem)
— “The Burns Anniversary” (1927, poem)
— “Bush flowers” (1927, poem)
— “The charm” (1927, poem)
— “English lanes” (1927, poem)
— “Evening” (1927, poem)
— “From Mt Eliza [Perth]” (1927, poem)
— “Geraniums” (1927, poem)
— “The gum tree in my garden” (1928, poem)
— “I’ve travelled far” (1926, peom)
— “Morning Glory” (1926, poem)
— “My lady” (1927, poem)
— “My lady fair” (1929, poem)
— “The old wattle tree” (1927, poem)
— “Peter Pan” (1927, poem)
— “Spring” (1927, poem)
— “Springtime in the hills” (1926, poem)
— “To Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of York (May 22, 1927)” (poem, 1927)
— “To lavender” (1927, poem)
— “Trees” (1927, poem)
— “Wattle trees” (1927, poem)

Marlowe, Mary, birth name: Marguerite Mary Shanahan; aka Margaret Mary Marlowe; also writes as “Puck”; b. 18 Feb 1884, St Kilda, Vic; d. 19 Feb 1962, Rooty Hill, NSW. During the 1920s, Marlowe wrote numerous journalistic pieces for The Sun, many on acting and theatre (her first profession), and elsewhere.
A ballad of the bush (1920, short story)
— A child by proxy (1925, novel serialised in The Australia woman’s mirror): 5 May, 11 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug (final).
A monarch for a month: Christmas short story (1928, short story)
Humping Bluey (1921, short story)
Now that we’re shock-proof (1929, prose)
On the flat (1920, short story)
Are women loyal to each other? (1920, prose)
— Said the spider: a story of Papua and New York (1928, short story): 10 Jul; 17 Jul; 24 Jul; 31 Jul; 7 Aug; 14 Aug; 21 Aug; 28 Aug; 11 Sep; 18 Sep; 25 Sep; 2 Oct; 9 Oct.
Stage struck (1921, short story)

Martin, Catherine b. 1848; d. 1937
The Incredible Journey (1923, novel) – link to Australian Digital Collections

Martyr, Grace Ethel aka G E Martyr, E Martyr, Ethel Martyr, G Ethel Martyr; b. 1888, Ballarat, Vic; d. 22 Dec 1934, Bendigo. As well as publishing serialised novellas for children, Martyr published many poems and short stories in the 1920s in The Australasian, The bulletin and elsewhere. A more comprehensive list of her works can be found at the AustLit databse (library membership required for log in).
— “A book” (1929, poem)
— “A bride for George” (1924, short story)
— “A glimpse” (1925, poem)
— “A little music” (1923, short story)
— “A matter of taste” (1928, short story)
— “A May evening” (1927, poem)
— “A miracle” (1929, poem)
— “A Murray steamer” (1927, poem)
— “The accident” (1925, short story)
— “Adelaide” (1925, poem)
— “After the fire” (1924, poem)
— “The airman” (1928, poem)
— “Alfie” (1922, short story)
— “An old cottage” (1926, poem)
— “The apple bloom” (1925, short story)
— “At the foot of the rainbow” (1925, short story)
— “Before the fire” (1927, poem)
— “The blue jar” (1924, short story)
— “The blue plate” (1927, poem)
— “Blue slippers” (1926, poem)
— “Brown eyes for John” (1928, short story)
— “Brown bulls” (1927, poem)
— “By the lake” (1926, poem)
— “Christmas bush” (1924, short story)
— “Cinderella: a tale of treasure” (1927, novella for children serialised in The Australasian)
— “The chums at Wannamurra” (1928, novella for children serialised in The Queenslander)
— “Cloud ships” (1925, poem)
— “Cobweb” (1922, poem)
— “Concerning Jimmy Ah Mi” (1924, short story)
— “The connoisseur” (1925, poem)
— “Dad Nicholls” (1924, short story)
— “Dandelions” (1926, poem)
— “The day of sailing” (1925, short story)
— “December 24” (1926, poem)
— “The duck shoot” (1926, short story)
— “Ducks in the garden” (1928, poem)
— “The east wind” (1920, poem)
— “Easter” (1929, poem)
— “The eight-fifteen from Emu Plains” (1927, short story)
— “The end of a dream” (1927, short story)
— “The engagement” (1926, short story)
— “Evening – Malacoota” (1928, poem)
— “The fan” (1925, poem)
— “Father sparrow” (1928, poem)
— “Felled timber” (1923, poem)
— “Finding Marcia” (1925, short story)
— “The finding of Bailey’s Reef” (1927, short story)
— “The fire in East Street” (1925, short story)
— “Footsteps” (1920, poem)
— “Four little girls” (1926, novella for children serialised in The Australasian)
— “From my window” (1923, poem)
— “Gardens” (1928, poem)
— “Gifts” (1920, poem)
— “Ghosts” (1924, poem)
— “Good Friday” (1927, poem)
— “Griselda” (1925, poem)
— “The henyard” (1924, poem)
— “Hilda” (1924, short story)
— “His first love” (1924, short story)
— “Historic Twofold Bay” (1928, prose)
— “Household gods” (1926, poem)
— “How Father Christmas came to Milkmaid’s Flat” (1926, short story)
— “I thought I saw” (1927, poem)
— “I’ve walked abroad” (1927, poem)
— “In April” (1929, poem)
— “In the clouds” (1924, poem)
— “In the grass” (1925, poem)
— “In the train” (1924, prose)
— “The island” (1924, poem)
— “The jewel wish” (1923, short story)
— “John and Judy” (1929, novella for children serialised in The Queenslander)
— “The joy of harvest” (1928, poem)
— “Joy ride” (1924, poem)
— “Keep smiling” (1928, short story)
— “The kite” (1927, poem)
— “The kitten” (1927, poem)
— “Kookaburras” (1927, poem)
— “Leaves” (1923, poem)
— “Letters” (1924, poem)
— “Lighted windows” (1927, poem)
— “Linga” (1925, poem)
— “Lost dreams” (1926, poem)
— “Louie Ah Mi” (1927, poem)
— “Madam, will you walk?” (1926, short story)
— “Mediaeval etiquette” (1928, prose)
— “Melbourne at night” (1929, poem)
— “The messenger” (1924, poem)
— “The mine bell” (1927, poem)
— “Morning” (1927, poem)
— “Night” (1920, poem)
— “The opening gates” (1925, short story)
— “Pan” (1927, poem)
— “Pansies” (1925, poem)
— “The passer-by” (1927, poem)
— “Petals” (1927, poem)
— “Pets” (1923, prose)
— “The pilgrim” (1927, poem)
— “Poppies” (1921, poem)
— “The potion” (1924, poem)
— “The railway bridge” (1929, poem)
— “The rain” (1927, poem)
— “Rain-drops” (1928, poem)
— “Rainbow’s end” (1929, short story)
— “The rebel” (1924, short story)
— “Red roses” (1928, poem)
— “The road” (1929, poem)
— “Sad tale of Willy Wagtail” (1921, poem for children; illustrated)
— “Saturday’s child” (1925, short story)
— “Sea voices” (1927, poem)
— “Sentimental error” (1923, short story)
— “The silent city” (1927, poem)
— “The silent gun” (1927, poem)
— “Silver-shod” (1924, poem)
— “Sleep” (1927, poem)
— “Smoke” (1925, poem)
— “Snapdragons” (1924, poem)
— “The social” (1925, prose)
— “Spiders” (1922, poem for children; illustrated)
— “The spirit of Christmas” (1927, short story)
— “Spring rain” (1925, poem)
— “The star” (1922, poem)
— “The Taj Mahal” (1924, poem)
— “Tale of a sparrow” (1924, poem)
— “Tea with the Thompsons” (1925, short story)
— “Teddy and Tammy” (1924, poem for children; illustrated)
— “The Tenby children” (1925, novella for children serialised in The Australasian)
— “Thomas” (1925, short story)
— “Thoughts” (1925, poem)
— “Three kings” (1927, poem)
— “Through the trees” (1925, poem)
— “Tim” (1923, prose)
— “To a Shirley poppy” (1923, poem)
— “The toll-gate” (1928, poem)
— “Trees in winter” (1929, poem)
— “The uninvited guest” (1927, short story)
— “Vespers” (1928, poem)
— “Voices” (1921, poem)
— “Wednesday” (1925, prose)
— “What Billy found” (1924, short story)
— “White irises” (1923, poem)
— “White wool” (1924, short story)
— “Who calls?” (1926, poem)
— “The widow” (1926, short story)
— “William Gay” (1927, prose/biography/criticism)
— “The wind” (1925, poem)
— “Winter in the mountains” (1923, prose)
— “The wisdom of youth” (1929, short story)
— “Young Jimmy” (1925, novella for children serialised in Weekly times)
— “The young moon” (1927, poem)

Morris, Myra* (1893-1966). [works in copyright until 2036]
— “A factory girl” (1921, poem; The Lone Hand 1 Feb 1921: 38)
— “The blackbird” (1926, poem; Spinner)
— “Intruding death” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “The kingdom of the dead” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “The narrow street” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “One little life“, The Bulletin, Vol 47, no. 2445 (26 Dec 1926), p 49. Available for viewing on Trove (you might need to scroll down). Short story. A girl grows up expecting great things.
— “The pale mourners” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “Tyranny.” (Short story) The Bulletin, (2 Dec 1929), p17, available on Trove. An artist pities a poor young man.
— “Wandering blood” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
— “Woman” (1922, poem; in The little track and other verses) – link to SLVIC digital collection+

Moseley, Isabelle aka Belle Moseley b. 1878; d. 1952 SA
The Cameron clan (1923, by “Belle Moseley”; novella serialised in The Sydney Mail)
People of the sun (1922, novella serialised in The Sydney Mail)

Mulry, Mary Egan (1963-1934). [works out of copyright]
— “Give us work, not charity” (1929, correspondence)
The nobleman jackaroo, Simpson, Halligan & Co., Brisbane, 1927, 152 pp.

Nankivell, Joice Mary, birth name: Joice Mary Nankivall; aka Joice Mary Loch, Mrs Sydney Loch, Mrs J M Loch, Joice N Loch, Joice Nankivell, Joyce Mary Nankivell; also writes as Joice M Nankivall; b. 24 Jan 1887, Cairns, Qld; D. 8 Oct 1982, Greece
Ireland in travail (1922) – link to openlibrary.org; access conditions apply

‘Neville, Margot’** (pseudonym for sisters Margot Goyder b. 1896; d. 1975 and Ann Neville Goyder Joske b. 1887; d 1966  [works in copyright until 2045.]
Kiss proof (London: Chapman and Hall, 1928; novel, romance; reproduced in The Australian Women’s Weekly 1936))
Marietta is stolen (London: Leonard Parsons, 1922; novel, romance; reproduced in The Australian Women’s Weekly 1937)
Safety first (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924; reproduced in The Australian Women’s Weekly 1936)

Osborn, Annie birth name: Annie Delbridge aka Mrs Andrew Rule Osborn; Mrs A R Osborn, Annie R Osborn; writes as Cinderella,the Minister’s Wife, Annie O’Neill b. 1874, Vic; d. 1948, New York, USA
Decree nisi (1926, novella serialised in The Argus): 31 Aug; 2 Sep; 4 Sep; 7 Sep; 9 Sep; 11 Sep; 14 Sep; 16 Sep; 18 Sep; 21 Sep; 23 Sep; 25 Sep; 28 Sep; 30 Sep; 2 Oct; 5 Oct; 7 Oct; 9 Oct; 12 Oct (poor quality print); 14 Oct; 16 Oct; 19 Oct; 21 Oct; 23 Oct; 26 Oct; 28 Oct; 30 Oct; 2 Nov; 4 Nov; 6 Nov; 9 Nov; 11 Nov; 13 Nov; 16 Nov; 18 Nov; 20 Nov; 23 Nov; 25 Nov; 27 Nov; 30 Nov; 2 Dec; 4 Dec; 7 Dec; 9 Dec; 11 Dec; 14 Dec; 16 Dec (final).

Overbury, Mary A.
The sower and other verses (1926, poetry)

Paige, Ethel C, aka Ethel Paige, Ethel C M Paige; b. 1869, Brisbane; d. 1938 North Sydney
The strange experiences of Tina Malone: a girl who heard voices (1922, novel) – link to SLVIC digital collection+

Palmer, Bessie aka Bessie Lilian Palmer b. 1880
— “A happy Christmas” (1929, short story; “second award story)
— “Bill’s quest – wanted: a wife” (1929, short story)
— “Mount Tambourine” (1929, prose)
— “Solution of the problem: how Bill triumphed over the laments” (1929, short story)

Palmer, Nettie; aka Janet Gertrude Palmer. b. 18 Aug 1885; d. 19 Oct 1964. The AustLit database lists 541 works for Palmer. [work in copyright until 2034]. Palmer wrote extensively throughout the 1920s for publications including The Australian women’s mirrorThe Brisbane courier, The bulletin, The Sunday mailThe Argus, The daily mail, and elsewhere. (The AustLit database entry for Palmer lists 541 in works in total.)
— “Art poetique” (1922, poem)
— “Departure” (1920, poem; in Australian poetry annual)
— “Gray light” (1921, poem)
— “The secret library” (1920, short story)

Parry, Alice Fox (c1903-1951)
— “A pastoral symphony” (1929, short story)
The secret of the bluffs (1929-30, novella; serialised in The Argus): ch1 (21 Nov, faint print); ch1 cont. (26 Nov); ch2 cont. (28 Nov); ch2 cont. (3 Dec); ch3 (5 Dec); ch3 cont. (10 Dec); ch3 cont. (12 Dec); ch4 (17 Dec); ch4 (19 Dec); ch4 cont. (24 Dec); ch5 cont. (26 Dec); ch5 cont. (31 Dec); ch5 cont. (2 Jan 1930); ch6 cont. (7 Jan); ch6 cont. (9 Jan: 14); ch7 (14 Jan 1930); ch7 cont. (16 Jan); ch8 (23 Jan); ch8 cont. (28 Jan); ch8 cont. (30 Jan); ch9 (4 Feb); ch9 cont. (6 Feb); ch9 cont. (11 Feb); ch10 cont. (13 Feb); ch10 cont. (18 Feb); ch10 cont. (20 Feb); ch11 cont. (25 Feb; mislabelled “IX”); ch11 cont. (27 Feb; mislabelled “IX”); ch12 (4 Mar); ch12 cont. (6 Mar); 12 cont. (11 Mar); ch13 (13 Mar); ch13 cont. (18 Mar); ch13 cont. (20 Mar); ch14 (25 Mar); ch14 cont. (27 Mar); ch14 cont. (1 Apr); ch15 cont. (3 Apr); 16 cont. (8 Apr); ch16 cont. (10 Apr); 16 cont. (15 Apr); 17 cont. (17 Apr); ch17 cont. (22 Apr); ch17 cont. (24 Apr); ch18 cont. (29 Apr) final.

Partrige, Sydney, birth name: Kate Margaret Partridge; aka Sydney Partridge, Sidney Partrige; also writes as Kate Margaret Stone; b. 1871, Wairarapa, North Island, NZ; d. 17 Feb 1953, NSW
— “11 p.m.” (1924, poem)
— “An old trail” (1920, short story)
— “Blessing” (1925, poem)
— “Christmas bells” (1924, poem)
— “The dolt in the family” (1920, short story)
— “The inhabiting spirit” (1922, short story)
— “Pallamana” (1924, poem)

Pelloe, Emily H b. 1877; d. 1941
Wildflowers of Western Australia (1922) – link to SLNSW digital collection

Peterson, Edith M. aka “E.L.P.” b. 1852, SA; departed Australia in 1892.
— “Toronto carnival” (1921, poem)

Pettengell, Violet; aka Violet Alice May Pettengell, V Pettengell; b. ca 1886, Bega NSW; d. 1 Feb 1981, Wahroongah, NSW (ref). A n adminstrative note of the NSW Teacher’s Federation for 1926 refers to a Miss V Petttengell of Turramurra (ref).
Brave hearts of the bush (1920, prose)
A bush concert (1924, prose)
A woman of the bush (1923, prose)
The bush world (1923, prose)
Christmas (1923, prose)
Crows do not sing (1927, prose)
Country life (1922, prose)
Empire Day in the bush (1928, prose)
The farmer and the birds (1926, short story)
How ma had her breakfast (1921, short story for children)
— Joey the pet kangaroo (1928, short story): 1 Dec; 8 Dec.
My favourite flower (1927, prose)
The old mail coach (1926, prose)
Peter’s Christmas cake (1927, short story)
The return of spring (1925, prose)
Tommy’s button (1922, short story)
The vanished pudding (1926, short story)
The wattle queen (1921, short story for children)
When the new year came (1928, short story)
The white rabbit (1927, short story)
Willie’s Christmas tree (1926, short story)

Polkinghome, Leonora; birth name: Leonora Twiss, aka Cecil Warren, b. 1873 Ballarat, Vic; d. 11 May 1953 “at sea”
— “Literature and women” (1923; essay; response to Vance Palmer and others)

Power, Helen aka Marguerite Helen Power; b. 6 Jan 1870, Campbell Town, Tasmania; d. 21 Nov 1957, South Hobart, Tasmania
— “The almond tree” (1920, poem)
— “An invocation” (1921, poem)
— “Fulfilment” (1922, poem)
— “The plover” (1920, poem)
— “Post meridian” (1921, poem)
— “Song” (1920, poem)

Prichard, Katharine Susannah aka Katharine Prichard; b. 1883, Levuka, Fiji; d. 1969 Biographical note (17 Feb 1937) [work in copyright until 2039]
Black opal (1921, novel) – link to Project Gutenberg, access conditions apply
— “The cooboo” (1927, short story; reprinted 1980)
Coonardoo (1928, novel) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “The cow” (1928, short story)
— “The curse” (1926, short story)
— “The grey horse” (1924, short story)
— “Happiness” (1927, short story)
— “Kiss on the lips” (1928, short story)
— “White kid gloves” (1928, short story)
Working Bullocks (1926; may be available via your local library as an ebook; details untapped.org.au)

Primrose, Adelaide, birth name: Adelaide Elizabeth Paton Primrose, a.k.a. Mrs L. J. F. Gatzemeyer; b. 22 Mar 1877 Adelaide, South Australia; d. Nov 1944 obituary (10 Nov 1944); biographical snippet about her career as a composer/pianist (19 Oct 1928)
— “A child’s Christmas petition” (1920, poem)
— “A Christmas card” (1922, poem)
— “A Christmas confidence: a Russian doctor’s secret” (1922-23, short story): 15 Dec 1922; 22 Dec 1922; 5 Jan 1923.
— “A Christmas message” (1925, poem)
— “A Christmas romance” (1926, short story)
— “A Christmas romance [2]” (1929, short story)
— “A Christmas stocking” (1921, poem)
— “A happy new year” (1922, poem)
— “A modern St Anthony” (1922, short story)
— “A radio Christmas box” (1925, prose)
— “A tribute To Dame Nellie Melba” (1921, poem)
— “Across Australia and back by motor” (1922, prose)
— “An invocation: peace” (1926, poem)
— “Armistice Day verses” (1922, poem)
— “The babe divine” (1922, poem)
— “The call of the bush” (1921, poem)
— “Christmas” (1920, poem)
— “The cinema star” (1923, short story)
— “The coming of autumn” (1923, poem)
— “The crossroads of life” (1920, short story)
— “The divine three” (1922, poem)
— “The Easter bush: a romance of war” (1921, short story)
— “Easter greetings” (1920, poem)
— “Easter morn” (1920, poem)
— “The failure” (1922, short story)
— “Follow the star: a Christmas song” (1920, poem)
— “The game of life: a bush romance” (1921, short story)
— “Glad songs” (1922, poem)
— “House of dreams – an idyll” (1920, short story)
— “In memoriam: Henry Lawson” (1922, poem)
— “In memoriam: Rev. Donald McKillop SJ” (1925, poem)
— “In memoriam: Sister Edith” (1925, poem)
— “Invocation” (1923, poem)
— “Lucky black cat: a Christmas story” (1922, short story)
— “Message of the flowers” (1923, poem)
— “Mistakes will happen: a charming romance” (1921, short story)
— “The New Year” (1929, poem)
— “Optimism” (1922, prose)
— “Peace: an invocation” (1928, lyric)
— “The song of the roses: a rhapsody of the eternal” (1928, short story)
— “The test: a story of Lourdes” (1921, prose)
— “The time of roses” (1922, prose)
— “To Lady Weigall” (1922, poem; “Farewell lines written to Lady Weigall on her departure from South Australia, April, 1922)
— “The Turn of the Tide: a bush romance” (1920, short story): 24 Dec 1920; 7 Jan 1921.
— “Whistlin’ Joe: a bush romance” (1924, short story)
— “The wishing ring: a Christmas romance” (1920, short story)
— “Wonders of wireless” (1922, prose)

Pyke, Lillian M; birth name: Lillian Maxwell Heath; aka Lillian Maxwell Pyke, Lilian M Pyke; also published as Erica Maxwell; b. 25 Aug 1881, Port Fairy, Vic; d. 31 Aug 1927, Brighton, Vic.
— “Bridge and the woman”  (1923, short story)
— “The experts from Roberts” (1923, short story)
— “Letitia’s legacy” (1925, short story)
— “The lone guide of Merfield” (1925, novella serialised in The Queenslander)
— “Mary’s mother” (1924, short story)
— “Pastures new” (1927, novella; seriallised in The Queenslander)
— “Pioneer stuff” (1921, short story)
— “Putting the weight” (1925, short story)
— “The secret of wallaby rock” (1927, serialised in The Queenslander, published posthumously with a note)
Three bachelor girls (1926, novel)

Quin, Tarella. aka Mrs Daskein; birth name: Tarella Ruth Quin; aka Tarella Daskein; James Dare; James Adare; Tarella Quin Daskein. b. 1877, Wilcannia, NSW; d. 1934 Author biography from The World News in 1913. Quin wrote many novels and collections, many of which are not available online but maybe accessed via SLNSW. [work out of copyright]
— “Peterkin and Pipkin” (1922, story serialised in The Australasian)

Quinn, Marjorie b. 28 Nov 1889, Sydney; d. 1972; biographical snippet in “Our women of the open ways” by A H Chishom The Australian woman’s mirror (27 Jan 1925).
The archaeologist’s dream (1925, poem)
At evening (1925, poem)
At shadow time (1920, poem)
By a waterfall (1922, poem)
Candlelight (1920, poem)
Elfland (1926, poem)
Elsie Trimgarde (1927, short story)
Eternal mansions (1926, poem)
The fallen flower (1922, poem)
In the park (1925, poem)
The lonely rose (1924, poem)
The mist (1924, poem)
Music’s spell (1925, poem)
The new year (1928, poem)
On the train (1924, poem)
Reflections by the sea (1926, poem)
Remembrance (1925, poem)
Shadows passing” (1921, poem)
The ship of state (1927, poem)
Sunset on the Macquarie (1925, poem)
That dog (1925, short story)
To-day’s blossoms (1925, poem)
The treasure-seeker (1925, poem)
The tryst of time (1924, poem)
The unwrit pages (1926, poem)
The wind in the room (1923, poem)
The unwrit pages (1926, poem)

Ramsay, Isabel aka Madame Foa; married Prof. Rudolpho Foa; b. 1890 to John Stuart and Mary Jane Ramsay (birth reg NSW: 2125/1890); d. 1930, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Ramsay wrote journalistic pieces, mostly travel, for The home: an Australian quarterly throughout the 1920s. Biographical snippets with photo (17 Jan 1929), and 4 Apr 1940. Obituary/personal reflection by Freda Barrymore (1 Sep 1930); “Isabel Ramsay – a loving memory” by A R Rose-Soley (12 Jul 1930).
— “At the table of the sheik: dining with Le Glaoui the terrible” (1926, prose travel)
— “Mystery man – special interview with Mussolini – Italian immigration to Australia” (1924; authorship assigned to “Isabel Ramsay Foa” p3 of same publication: ref)

Ramsay, Isolde b. 1898, Dubbo NSW; d. 1946, Parramatta, NSW
— “A grey day” (1926, poem)
— “The crickets” (1925, poem)
— “The gnome” (1926, poem)
— “Pixies at play” (1926, poem)
— “Western breed” (1925, poem)

Ranken, J L aka Jean Logan Ranken, Jeanie Logan Ranken; b. 1878. d. 1945
— “The store-room: a phantasy” (1929, drama; appeared in The Home)

Rattenbury, Mary; birth name Mary McIntyre; aka Mrs William Rattenbury; b. 12 Jul 1878, Ipswich, Qld; d. 23 Aug 1937, Brisbane, Qld.
— “A native bear legend: why it has no tail” (1927, short story)
— “The matrimonial advertisement” (1927, short story)
— “Pen blossoms” (1927, poem)

Richardson, Henry Handel* birth name: Ethel Florence Lindesay Richarson; aka Ethel Florence Lindesay Robertson; Ethel F L Robertson; also writes as Ethel F L Robertson. b. 3 Jan 1870, East Melbourne, Vic; d. 1946, Hastings, East Sussex, England.
The way home (1925)
Ultima thule (1929)

Rix, Harriet Alice aka H. A. St. Buxton, Mrs F H Rix b. c1841, England; d. 1928
— “Ruth Deen” (1925, short story)

Roach, Eva M; birth name: Eva May Roach; also writes as Cousin Sylvia; b. 5 Jun 1887, Burra, SA; d. 8 Aug 1960, Collinswood, SA.
Butterflies (1925, poem)
Christmas carols (1921, correspondence: “Mr Kelly is quite right in saying I did not show a Christian spirit towards him. I was thinking of the ‘carol sings’ and ‘religious people’, and forgot all about Mr Kelly. I beg his pardon, and wish him a happy Christmas and a good night’s rest.”)
The evening primrose (1924, poem)
Sea balls (1924, poem)
Seagulls (1925, poem)
The spider’s hole (1925, poem)
Water-lilies (1925, poem)

Roach, Hilda; b. 11 Oct 1885, Burra, SA; d. 1 Jan 1959 Colonel Light Gardens, SA
Currant picking on river and plain (1929, prose)

Rosman, Alice Grant. aka Alice Trevenen Grant Rosman, Alice Trevenen Rosman. b. 18 July 1882, Kapunda, SA; died 20 August 1961, Highgate, London, England. Rosman published several novels during the 1920s and 1930s, most of which are not online. The two listed below are available with access conditions; the author’s work is in copyright until 1931. A note at the bottom of a picture of Rosman in 1926 states:

Miss Alice Grant Rosman is the only Australian woman who has achieved the position of Editor of a fiction magazine in London. After journalistic experience in South Australia she came to London before the war, and now has two novels to her credit as well as many short stories. (ref)

— “The chaperone” (1920, short story)
— “The short story” (1921, prose)
Visitors to Hugo (1929, novel) – link to openlibrary.org (has description and access conditions apply)
The window (1928, novel) – link to openlibrary.org (access conditions apply)

Rowe, Minnie I aka Minnie Isabella Rowe, also writes as Miro; b. 13 Apr 1882, Bethanga, Vic; d. 1972, Wangaratta, Vic.
Nancy in the bush (1923, children’s book)

Russell, Lindsay, birth name: Patricia Ethel Stonehouse; also wrote as Harlingham Quinn b. 1 Aug 1883, Nhill, Vic; d. 1 May 1964, Melbourne, Vic.
The caravan of dreams: and other verses of the Grampions road (1923) – link to SLVIC digital collection+

Seager, Alexandra aka Alexandra Laidlaw; Alexandrina Seager; A. Seager; Alexandrine Seager b. 1870, Ballarat, Vic; d. 1950, Kangaroo Island, SA
— “The 27th Battalion: Soul-Stirring Memories” (1923, prose)
— “A Return” (1922, prose)
— “An Adelaide pyramid: in memory of Light Horsemen” (1923, prose)
— “Anzac Day” (1920, poem)
— “Anzac Day verses” (1922, poem)
— “Australia’s great gift” (1923, prose – mentions C J Dennis; about war)
— “The boy who died” (1923, poem)
— “Exit – the ‘General’: reasons and remedies” (1924, prose)
— “Girl Guides” (1921, prose)
— “How Violet Day began” (1920, prose)
— “The Imperial Service Club: links of loyalty” (1922, prose)
— “May memories of the 27th: A Retrospect” (1922, prose)
— “Nature’s memorial” (1924, prose)
— “The Ninth: a reunion and some memories” (1922, prose)
— “The Twenty-seventh: a memorable anniversary” (1925, prose)

Shaw, Edith Lillie; birth name: Edith Lillie Morgan; b. 29 Mar 1889, McLaren Vale, SA; d. 6 Sep 1976, Adelaide, SA.
The offsider: a true story of the great Australian outback (1925, short story)

Shaw, Una Yeatman, b. 1900 d. 1970 Singleton, NSW
— “At Candlemas” (1926, poem)
— “Aribadzos” (1922, poem)
— “The blue city (1920, poem)
— “Helen of Troy” (1920, poem)
— “Memories” (1920, poem)
— “The three black ats” (1922, poem)
— “The traffikers” (1922, poem)
— “When I die” (1926)
— “Witchfire” (1922, poem in Birth: A Little Journal of Australian Poetry)

Simons, Marion aka Marion Betteridge Simons; also wrote as “Stella Hope”; b. 25 Sep 1883, Crystal Brook SA; d. 5 May 1952; as “Stella Hope” she wrote journalistic pieces and short stories throughout the 1920s for the Saturday Journal (Adelaide), The Register (Adelaide), The Observer (Adelaide), The Journal (Adelaide), The Mail (Adelaide)
— “The desairtit village” (1922, poem)
— “Grandfather Jobb’s Christmas text” (1925, short story)
— “Mum’s Christmas” (1924, short story)
— “Show week in town” (1925, short story)

Simpson, Mary; birth name: Mary Williams; aka “Weeroona”; b. 1884, Stawell, Vic. As “Weeroona”, Simpson published many humorous pieces in The bulletin during the 1900s and in earlier decades. Bernic May (Zora Cross” wrote an article on her in 1928 for The Australian women’s mirror, who writes that the author “is generally regarded as having a man’s touch” (p10; cont. p54).
The backslider” (1920, short story; humour); this story was anthologised in Colin Roderick’s Australian round-up (1953) and described by one reviewer as follows: “Of the humorous stories, ‘The Backsliders,” by Mary Simpson, who wrote as “Weeroona,” is the most mature, the most sustamedly droll. Set among Cornish immigrants on the mine fields, it creates a constant gentle friction between the Salvationist rigor of their beliefs and public conduct, on the one hand and, on the other, their furious concentration on the pence that, after many days, go to makeup the pounds.” (ref)
— “Brander’s wife” (1927, short story)
— “Citizens in the making” (1928, prose)
— “Cophetua’s mission-maid” (1929, short story)
— “The faithful heart” (1927, short story)
— “The flock mill” (1925, prose)
— “The handyman” (1925, short story)
— “The mother” (1927, short story)
— “The old place” (1924, prose)
— “The old waltz” (1925, prose)
— “Overworked words” (1925, prose)
— “Suburban gardens” (1927, prose)
Tell-tale stories from the bulletin, Edward A. Vidler, Melbourne, 1926, 91 pp

Sitwell, Edith; b. 1887; d. 1964
Facade and other poems, 1920-1935 (1971) – link to archive.org

Skinner, M L. aka Mary Louisa-Molly Skinner, Mollie Skinner, Mary Louisa Skinner; also writes as R E Leake; b. 19 Sep 1876, Perth, WA; d. 25 May 1955, York, WA.
— “A country wedding” (1927, short story)
— “Accidents and emergencies” (1922, prose)
— “Backyard drama” (1926, short story)
— “The breakaways” (1927, short story)
— “Day dawn” (1927, short story)
— “Echoes of 1829: Sir James and Lady Stirling” (1927, prose)
— “Great-great-grandfather” (1926, short story)
— “Men are we” (1927, prose): 21 Jun; 23 Jun; 24 Jun; 29 Jun; 30 Jun; 2 Jul; 5 Jul; 7 Jul; 8 Jul; 12 Jul.
— “Milly’s soak” (1926, short story)
— “Mrs Foggaty” (1927, prose narrative)
— “Out beyond the fences” (1927, short story)

Smyth, K Carew, birth name Katherine Graham, aka Katherine Carew Smyth, Katherine Carew-Smyth, K Smyth, K Carew-Smyth, Malicia Demons. b. 1 Mar 1876 Toowoomba, Queensland; d. 1954, Queensland. Throughout the 1920s, Carew-Smyth published a regular column, “From Our Window”, in The Daily Mail (Brisbane); obituary 11 Oct 1954.
— “A waltz song” (1920, poem; writing as “Malicia Demons”)
— “Another ‘if’” (1926, poem; writing as “Malicia Demons”)
— “Arcady” (1923, poem; writing as “Malicia Demons”)
— “Au revoir, 1922“, poem; writing as “Malicia Demons”)
— “The bachelor: in reply to ‘Col. Day’” (1923, poem; writing as “Malicia Demons”)
— “Bunty’s breviary” (1923, novella serialised in The Daily Mail; writing as “Malicia Demons”)
— “Christmas and Mr Bailey [2]” (1925, short story)
— “The old house: a new year’s reverie” (1926, prose; writing as “Malicia Demons”)
— “‘Pootles’: a dog story” (1925, prose; writing as “Malicia Demons”)
— “The red jar: a story of the yuletide” (1925, short story)
— “Remembrance” (1922, poem; writing as “Malicia Demons”)
— “Rich and poor” (1910, prose; writing as “Malicia Demons”)
— “Shingled! Singled! Shingled!” (1925, poem; writing as “Malicia Demons”)
Temptation” (1922, poem; writing as “Malicia Demons”)
— “Who can blame her?” (1925, poem; writing as “Malicia Demons”)
— “Yes – no: tele-moanings” (1926, prose; writing as “Malicia Demons”)

Sproule, Mary B.
Gatherings of a grandmother : during a period of seventy years’ residence in Australia (1928) – link to SLVIC digital collection+

Stanley, Millicent Fanny Preston MLA, aka M Preston Stanley Vaughan b. 9 Sep 1883, Sydney, NSW; d. 23 Jun 1955 Sydney, NSW. During the late 1920s, Stanley published regular columns in The Daily Telegraph, “My daily message“, and “A woman to women” (1926, prose)

Steger, Winifred; birth name: Winifred Oaten; aka Mrs Karum Bux; Bebe Zatoon; also writes as Winifred the washerwoman; Sapphire Bill, Winifred Stegar; b. 1882, London, Eng; d. 1981, SA; arrived in Australia 1891. In the late 1920s, Steger began writing a regular column called “Stardust and soap bubbles” which was syndicated by serveral regional newspapers in SA and elsewhere, including The register and The observer.
Stardust and soap bubbles (1929, column)

Sternberg, Freda aka Freda Sternburg, Freda Barrymore; b. c. 1880, Tas; d. Jan 1971, Sydney, NSW. Throughout the 1920s, Sternberg wrote numerous journalistic pieces for The home: an Australian quarterly; in the late 20s, as Freda Barrymore, she wrote a regular book review column for The Townsville daily.
— “A gay front door heralds Winifred James’ personality” (1923, prose/biography)
— “A silhouette” (1923, short story)
— “Made over by matrimoney: in which the celebrated Australian journalist, formerly known as Miss Freda — Sternberg, retails her domestic adventures in the farn north” (1929, prose)
— “Melba the woman – intimate glimbpses – incidents of busy life” (1931, prose)
— “Out with corona” (1928, prose; travel)

Stevens, J. M. aka Joan Marguerite Stevens; Janie M Stevens, Joan M Stevens; b. 1887; d. 30 May 1944. [works out of copyright]
— “A comedy of the tropics” (1920, prose)
— “The butterfly symphony” (1924, prose): part 1, part 2, part 3.
— “The confounding of Darg Hudson” (1929, short story)
— “Contrast” (1921, short story)
— “Cremation of Ghunga” (1923, short story)
— “The god of plenty” (1929, short story)
— “The lure of the islands” (1925, prose)
— “The mad painter” (1920, short story)
The mad painter and other bush sketches, Edward A. Vidler, Melbourne, 1926, 110 pp.
— “The man next door” (1920, short story)
— “Lola’s Pearls” (1921, short story)
— “The man who could see” (1921, short story)
— “On the edge of the plains” (1924, short story)
— “Purdekin and the flapper” (1925, short story)
— “Raided banks” (1928, short story)
— “Scrawny devil’s last raid” (1927, short story)
— “Story of a poison ring” (1926, short story)
— “‘Such stuff as dreams are made on’” (1922, short story)
— “The turn of the tide” (1927, short story)
— “Two poet philosophers” (1922, prose)
— “The unknown God” (1926, short story)
— “The valley of life renewed” (1928, short story)
— “When the sea gave up its dead” (1922, short story)
— “The world of books we live in: the book market” (1921, prose): part 1; part 2.

Stewart, Nellie b. 1858; d. 1931
My life’s story (1923, autobiography) – link to Theatre Heritage

Sun Ya See, Rita aka Rita Sunyasee – unattributed pseudonym?
— “Bill Stutter’s message” (1921, short story)
— “Classics of the people” (1920, correspondence; “Rochester”)
— “Dad’s cheque” (1921, poem; reprinted)
— [“For you” 1922, short story in Australian Journal, 1 Feb, vol. 57 no. 681 1922 p 27-83)]

Taylor, Margaret Cox aka Vandorian b. 1864; d. 1939
— “The swagman’s daughter” (1924, short story)

Thompson, Nita O birth name: Nita Olive Julia Thompson; also writes as “Marrigal”; b. 31 Dec Glenelg, SA; d. 7 Mar 1970, Adelaide, SA
Burial of the Queen Mother (1925, poem)
Late Queen Alexandra (1925, poem)
Remembrance (1927, poem)
The travelled Aussie (1927, poem)
Violets for memory (1927, poem)
The yellow streak: a story of courage and cowardice in the Far North (1929, short story)

Thornton, Fairelie; birth name: Florence Thompson; aka Florence Rudge; b. 1860, London, Eng; d. 1950, Chatswood, NSW; arrived in Australia 1914.
Anniversary hymn (1924, poem)
Christmas hymn (1928, poem)
Hymn for the observance of the Sabbath (1923, poem)
Jesus knows (1923, poem)
Lost opportunities (1925, poem)
The Southern Cross or the world unseen: hymns and poems (1925) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
Sunday afternoon: joy cometh in the morning (1920, poem)
Thy will be done (1924, poem)
Your mission (1926, poem)

Tomholt, Alice C. aka A C Tomholt; birth name: Alice Christina Tomholt; b. 1887, Richmond, Vic; d. 27 Oct, 1949, Ballarat, Vic.
— “A mood” (1927, poem)
— “A study in contrasts” (1920, short story)
— “Belinda finds a way” (1921, short story)
— “The blindness of man” (1929, short story)
— “Cherie” (1922, short story)
— “Cherry” (1924, short story)
— “The collection” (1925, short story)
— “The density of man” (1922, short story)
— “The eternal instinct” (1928, short story)
— “The great heart” (1925, short story)
— “His wonders to perform” (1925, short story)
— “The laughing morn” (1922, short story) – faint scan
— “The laughter of fate” (1926, short story)
— “Little pal” (1920, short story)
— “Moods” (1922, poems)
— “The new dress” (1921, short story) – very faint scan
— “The outsider” (1920, poem)
— “The queerness of Letty” (1920, short story)
— “The quest” (1927, short story)
— “The return [3]” (1928, short story)
— “The secret history” (1926, short story)
— “The sins of the mothers” (1922, short story)
— “Some things that I love” (1926, prose)
— “Springtime in my garden” (1920, poem)
— “The stumbling block” (1921, short story)
— “The test [2]” (1927, short story)
— “The things we loved” (1928, poem)
— “The uses of adversity” (1924, short story)
— “The ways of an imp” (1925, short story)
— “Wealth” (1920, short story)
— “The wings of a butterfly” (1923, short story)
— “The winning of Mrs Law” (1922, short story)
— “The writing woman” (1925, short story)

Nelle Tritton b. 1889, d. 1946.
— “Heritage” (1924, poem)

Turner, Ethel. aka Mrs H R Curlewis, Ethel Sybil Turner, Ethel M Turner, Ethel Curlewis. b. 24 Jan 1870 di 8 Apr 1958 [works in copyright until 2028]
— “Across the creek: a visit to New Zealand” (1926, prose/column): no. 1; no. 2; no. 3, no. 4, no 5, no. 6, no. 7, no. 8. no. 9. no. 10.
— “John Hunter” (1924, poem)
— “Laughing Water: a holiday story” (1920): ch1; ch2; ch2 (cont.); ch3 (cont.); ch4 (cont.); ch4 (cont.); ch5 (cont.); ch6 (cont.); ch7 (cont.); ch8 (cont.); ch9 (cont.); ch9 (cont.); ch10 (cont.); ch11; ch11 (cont.); ch12 (cont.); ch12 (cont.); ch13 (cont.); ch13 (cont.); ch14 (cont.); ch15; ch15 (cont.); ch16; ch17 (cont.); ch17 (cont.); ch18 (cont.); ch18 (cont.); ch18 (cont.); ch19 (cont.); ch19 (cont.); ch19 (cont.); ch20 (cont.); ch21; ch21 (cont.); ch22 (cont.); ch23 (cont.); ch24; ch24 (cont.); ch25; ch25 (cont.); ch26 (cont.); ch26 (cont.); ch27 (final).
— “Palm Beach” (1926, poem)
— “St. Peter’s pit” (1927, prose/column)
— “Waters of Wellington” (1926, poem)

Urquart, Jessie. b. 1890, NSW; d. 1948, London.
— “The waiting” (1924, short story)
— “Those pearls” (1925, short story, mystery/crime)
— “The Elzevir” (1927, short story)
— “The vinaigrette” (1929, short story)

Yencken, H B. aka Harriet B Yencken, Harriet Byron Yencken; biographical article (11 May 1929)
— The sick child’s rhyme book (1921; “an echo of the great war which is constantly waged against pain in all hospitals”) – link to SLVIC digital collection+

Walker, Netta aka Netta Waller; b. 1868, Windsor, NSW; [died? possibly 1942]; birth name: Henrietta Ann Walker; married George A Waller in 1915.
— “Bad property” (1922, poem)
— “Bush rose” (1922, third prize in The Newcastle Sun)
— “Here’s to her eyes” (1922, poem)
— “My message” (1922; second prize in The Newcastle Sun)
— “The New Year” (1922)
— “Rosemary for remembrance” (1922, poem)
Untitled fragment (1922, verse)

Weatherly, Marjorie. Birth name: Mary Ann Marjorie Weatherly; aka Marjorie Carter; Marjory Carter, Mrs M. Carter, Mrs Carter. b. 1884 Ranxholme, Vic; d. 1967 Rupanyup, Vic.
Drought in the Wimmera (1928, prose)
The little grey house (1927, poem)
Postman” (1927; by Marjorie Carter)
Voice from my garden (1928, poetry)
Reviews of Contrasts (1925): The Mail, Table Talk,The Horsham Times.

Wemyss, Ellie; aka Eleanor Evelyn Beatrice Wemyss; b. 1885, Adelaide, SA; d. 1961 [Adelaide, SA]; biographical snippet in report of her father’s death in 1922: “Miss Wemyss, apart from her poetic talent, is also known for her academical attainments in connection with the University of Adelaide” (ref)
Catherine Helen Spence Centenary, Octover 31, 1925 (1925, poem)
The day of youth (1920, poem)
Nowhere to play but the street (1920, poem)
Our prince of hearts (1920, poem)
— [Untitled] (1921, poem; “Tho’ the war is over yet”)

Weston, Kate Helen. aka Mrs J S Weston. Birth name Kate Helen Carter. b. Ballarat, Vic. 4 Mar 1863 d. 1 Aug 1929, Adelaide, SA. [works out of copyright]
A vagabond soul (London: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd, 1928; review 1928)
— “Mutton birds” (1924, essay)
— “The ubiquitous apostrophe” (1924, short essay)
— “Washington conference” (1925; article on forthcoming International Council of Women conference)
— “Wild country: round about Wilson’s Promotory” (1923, essay)

Whiting, Mary Bradford**** (1864-1935). [works out of copyright]
— “Lord of the Isles“, The Australasian 19 Jan 1929, p58 (short story).

Wilkinson, Irene b. 1882, Geelong, Vic; d. 1970, Melbourne, Vic
Achievement (1925, poem)
Collins street (1924, poem)
The dandelion’s shutters (1923, poem)
— The early autumn (1924, poem)
— Flinders street, Melbourne (1925, poem)
— Henri Fabre, poet (1924, prose)
— How William made reparation (1924, short story)
— The love of Frances Murray (1929, short story)
— May Be (1929, short story)
— Miss Smith’s sacrifice (1925, short story)
— Office callers (1928, short story)
Our bush (1923, poem)
Rabindrath Tagore (1925, prose)
— Science and ideal (1924, prose)
Vision (1923, poem)
W H Hudson (1926, poem)
What went ye out to see? (1925, poem)

Wilkinson, M E, aka Mary E Wilkinson b. 1877, Geelong, Vic; d. 1971, Melbourne, Vic
— “Aftermath” (1921, poem)
Love Poems [1920]
— “Some varying conceptions of art” (1924, essay)

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