1930s M-Z

1890s M-Z

The list below provides links to texts by Australian women writers published in the 1930s with surnames beginning A-L which are available either to be read online or for download. They are organised alphabetically by author. Links to contemporary publications digitised on Trove have been found with the assistance of the Australian Newspaper Fiction Database (ANFD). If any are broken or incorrect, please let us know via the contact page. Some titles are listed for which online copies have not been found and are indicated by [brackets]; some of these may be available via library membership.

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Links are to Trove unless otherwise stated. Titles in [brackets] indicate no online copies yet found. Note: for State Library of Victoria (SLVIC) digital collections, access conditions apply.


McAdam, Constance, aka Constance Clyde, Clyde Writer, Pen, C. C., C Clyde. b. 1872, Glasgow, Scotland; d. 1951, Brisbane QLD.
Change of Heart (1935)
Dr Fairchild’s Sister (1938, in the Kensit Stories series)
Evidence by Pantomime (1938, in the Kensit Stories series))
Mr Long Retaliates (1934)
The Return of Jack Orton (1937)
The Saucer Case (1938, in the Kensit Stories series)

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.
Vindicated (1930, short story)

McDonagh, Phyllis a.k.a. Phyllis Glory McDonagh; b. 7 Jan 1900 Sydney, NSW; d. 17 Oct 1978 Sydney, NSW
The pearl button (1937, short story)

MacDonald, Annie birth name Anne Lowe; aka Mrs Alfred Henry MacDonald; born 1870, Kew, Vic. Married in 1893. MacDonald gave a series of talks on Australian poets at various venues during the 1930s, scripts for which are available at SLNSW. Biographical snippet (24 Nov 1911).
Barron Falls, Queensland (1935, poem)
Blue Things (1935, poem)
City of Music (1935, poem)
Euganean Hills (1935, poem)
Lake Eacham, Queensland (1935, poem)
Mabel Forrest (1935, poem)
Miskin’s Falls (Johnstone River, Queensland) (1935, poem; scroll to view)
Mount Hinchinbrook, Queensland (1935, poem)
Myosotis (Forget-me-not) (1935, poem)
November Lilies (1935, poem)
Noon Hushed (1935, poem)
Petra (1935, poem)
Rupert Brooke (Died April 23, 1915) (1937, poem)
Singing Sands (1935, poem)
‘Tis Not So Far! (1939, poem)
The Triumph of Music (1935, poem)
Tumut the Beautiful (1937, poem)
White Water Lilies (1935, poem)
Whitsunday Passage (1935, poem)
Your Gift (1935, poem)

McDougall, Alison b. 1907 Liverpool, NSW; d. 1969 Toowoomba, QLD
The blue jug (1930, short story)
Promise (1934, short story)
The song (1935, 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 1930s she published poems in The Sydney mail, and The Sydney morning herald, several of which were reprinted in regional newspapers. [Work in copyright until 2046]
The new magic (1931, poem)
The old cedar trail (1930, poem)
Taronga park (1930, poem)
Trees in paradise (1934, poem)

McIntyre, Ella L aka Ella McIntyre, Ella Louisa McIntyre; (possibly): b. ca. 1888; d. 1981, buried: Gayndah, Qld; an Ella McIntyre, interested in natural science, resided in Isisford, Qld (ref), at Ruthven Station, in Western Queensland and wrote the children’s story, Pin money (1936), summarised as follows:

The story revolves about the life on a Queensland sheep station of two children, whose aptitude for getting themselves into trouble often incurs the wrath of their father in whose life they mean nothing. At last, after a more serious offence than usual, their father announces his intention of despatching them both off to school. Before they go, they are to be allowed one week of freedom. During that week they lose themselves in the bush, bring about the arrest of sheep thieves, and suddenly thrust before their father the realisation of how much they mean to him. Then, school forgotten, they settle down to a happy life with their father and their beloved governess as stepmother. (ref)

A bush medley (1931, prose)
A bush party (1933, prose)
A red snake (1932, prose/correspondence; end of article)
Bushland joys (1932, poem)
Johnson (1931, prose)
Martha Watson’s money (1933, short story)
Northern scarlet snake (1932, correspondence)
Peter Corella (1933, prose)

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]
Eve’s daughter (1933)
Father’s voice (1933; short story, mystery)
Jubilee: girls’ high school memories (1933, prose)
— Louise Mack’s Diary (1933; column): 17 June 1933; 24 June; 1 Jul; 8 Jul; 15 Jul.
— [Maiden’s Prayer (Sydney: NSW Bookstall Company, 1934); available in print from SLNSW]
Ninety-Mile Beach: memories of a picnic (1932)
Shopelogues: marketing discoveries (1931, prose)
The shortest day: a study from life (1933, column)
Teens Triumphant (Sydney: P R Stephensen, 1933; young adult novel)
Wedding eve (1931)

Mackellar, Dorothea aka Isolbel Marion Dorothea Mackellar; b. 1 Jul 1885; d. 14 Jan 1968. The AustLit database lists over 300 works for Mackellar. [Work in copyright until 1938]
Jean Curlewis (1930, prose)
Up country (1931, poem; originally published 1911)

MacKinnon, Eleanor aka E MacKinnon; birth name: Eleanor Vokes Irby Addison; b. 1871, Tenterfield NSW; d. 1936, Sydney NSW. Red Cross worker: Memorial (1936)
On the Prince’s Highway: old colonial home at Pambula (1934, prose)
Starved for want of right diet: plight of children (1931, prose)

McLaren, Elizabeth birth name: Ada McKenzie, aka Ada Elizabeth Moore McLaren, Mrs Jack McLaren , Ada Mackenzie Moore; b. 1887, Bendigo, Vic: d. 1946 London, England; most of McLaren’s poems were published in The Catholic Press.
Onward, working comrades (1932, poem)

Mackness, Constance b. 17 Jun 1882 Tuena, NSW; d. 13 Dec 1973, Corinda, Qld.
The ambush: another tale about the eternal triangle (1935, short story)
Daffy-down-dilly (1937, children’s fiction)
The idyll of Dead Man’s Pinch (1933, short story)
Two at the oculist’s (1930, short story)

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, and one piece in 1930s:
The legend of the wattle (1935, prose)
Maley, Lewese (a.k.a. Lawese Maley) b. 1870; d. 1943; birth name Lewese Nielson; death notice; Victorian and Western Australian author
The Little Brick Cottage (1930, short story)

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; arrived in Australian 1927
Betty does her best (1933, short story)
Bush Ragamuffins (1935)

Mark, Annie H aka Annie Hetherinton Mark; also writes as Annie Hetherington Coxon; b. 1875, Cumberland, Cumbria, England; d. 1947; arrived in Australia 1911
Birds (1932, poem)
Contentment (1932, poem)
 Odds and ends (1930, poem)
The scarlet thread (1933, poem)
— [Untitled: for Robert Burns anniversary: He lies within a common grave ] (1932, poem; scroll to view).

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
Gay ghosts of Her Majesty’s (1933, prose)
If I had a dinner for famous people (1935, prose)
— Island calm (1933, novel serialised in The Australian woman’s mirror: a serial of Lord How Island ): 11 Apr; 18 Apr; 25 Apr; 2 May; 9 May; 23 May; 30 May; 6 Jun; 13 Jun; 20 Jun; 27 Jun; 4 Jul; 11 Jul (final).
— Psalmist of the dawn (1932, novel serialised in The Australian woman’s mirror): 5 Jan, 12 Jan, 19 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 9 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 1 Mar, 8 Mar, 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr (final). Picturesque, romance-filled Lord Howe Island is the scene of this popular Mirror serial-writer’s latest novel, and in it she makes the little island community live vividly. Miss Marlowe tells the love-story of two mainland foreigners , a nearly-blind Sydney doctor and a Welsh opera-singer resting her voice. A mystery yacht and its mystery woman-passenger give drama to a charming story full of unusual characters. (advertising promotion: ref)

Martyr, Grace Ethel aka G E Martyr, E Martyr, Ethel Martyr, G Ethel Martyr; b. 1888, Ballarat, Vic; d. 22 Dec 1934, Bendigo. Biographical note (29 Dec 1934):

The death occurred at Bendigo on Saturday of Miss Grace Ethel Martyr, who was well known as a poetess and authoress. She had carried out. her duties as social editress of the Bendigo Advertiser up to a week before her death. Miss Martyr, who was a daughter of Mrs. Martyr and the late Mr. J. K. Martyr, was born in Ballarat. Many of Miss Martyr’s stories and verses were devoted to children and their interests. She was also a talented pianist, and had delivered lectures in Bendigo on the works of the fireat masters. (ref)

A breath of air (1934, short story)
A message (1930, poem)
A seed (1933, poem)
The apple tree (1930, novella for children serialised in The Australasian)
Armistice Day (1935, poem)
Autumn (1934, poem)
Autumn wind (1930, poem)
Barbara (1932, short story)
Bare trees (1933, poem)
Bird song (1931, poem)
Escape (1932, short story)
Evening (1932, poem)
Fairy Gold (1932, novella for children serialised in The Australasian)
Green timber (1930, novella for children serialised in Weekly times)
Growing things (1932, poem)
The happy island (1932, novella for children serialised in The Australasian)
Happy song (1936, poem; published posthumously)
Isn’t it fun? (1933, poem)
John’s wonder week (1936, novella for children serialised in Mercury [Hobart]; first appeared in The argus [Melbourne], but scan too faint to read)
Johnson’s wireless (1930, short story)
The keeper of the bridge (1930, short story)
The long lane (1931, short story)
New curtains (1936, poem; published posthumously; [These] verses were written for the Y.F.P. by the late Miss Ethel Martyr, and sent to us recently by her mother. Miss Martyr will be remembered by a great many readers as the author of many of our best-loved serial stories and poems. )
Night noises (1932, poem)
Philip Island memories (1930, prose)
Rain (1930, poem)
Resurgent (1933, poem)
Silver speech (1930, short story)
Summer months (1934, short story)
Thistles (1930, poem)
— The threshold (1937, story in two parts: One of the best stories ever written of life in the ‘fifties appears in this week’s issue of The Weekly Times. Named ‘The Threshold,’ it is written by Ethel Martyr, and deals with life on the Bendigo ‘ goldfields in a manner which cannot, fall, to hold the Interest of all lovers of historical romance. ref): 22 May; 29 May.
Trees in winter (1932, poem)
Truants (1930, poem)
Twelve by the clock (1936, short story)
Wattle (1930, poem)
Who is calling? (1931, poem)
The yacht (1931, poem)
Young autumn (1930, poem)

Meagher, Alice b. 1872; d. 1953
— Cranstoun of Teviotdale: a tale of the sixties (1934, novellla; serialised – weekdays only? – in The Age): 11 Jan; 12 Jan; Sat 13 Jan; 15 Jan; 16 Jan; 17 Jan; 18 Jan; 19 Jan; Sat 20 Jan; 22 Jan; 23 Jan; 24 Jan; 25 Jan; 26 Jan; Sat 27 Jan; 29 Jan; 30 Jan; 31Jan; 1 Feb; 2 Feb; Sat 3 Feb; 5 Feb; 6 Feb; 7 Feb; 8 Feb; 9 Feb; Sat 10 Feb; 12 Feb, 13 Feb; 14 Feb; 15 Feb; 16 Feb; Sat 17 Feb; 19 Feb; 20 Feb; 21 Feb; 22 Feb; 23 Feb; Sat 24 Feb; 26 Feb; 27 Feb; 28 Feb; 1 Mar; 2 Mar; Sat 3 Mar; 5 Mar; 6 Mar; 7 Mar; 8 Mar; 9 Mar; Sat 10 Mar; 12 Mar.
— Fortuna City (1939, novella; serialised in The Age): 3 Jun; 5 Jun; 6 Jun; 7 Jun; 8 Jun; 9 Jun; 10 Jun; 12 Jun; 13 Jun; 14 Jun; 15 Jun; 16 Jun; 17 Jun; 19 Jun; 20 Jun; 21 Jun; 22 Jun; 23 Jun; 24 Jun; 26 Jun; 27 Jun; 28 Jun; 29 Jun; 30 Jun; 1 Jul; 3 Jul; 4 Jul; 5 Jul; 6 Jul; 7 Jul; 8 Jul; 10 Jul; 11 Jul; 12 Jul; 13 Jul; 14 Jul; 15 Jul; 17 Jul; 18 Jul; 19 Jul; 20 Jul; 21 Jul; 22 Jul; 24 Jul; 25 Jul; 26 Jul; 27 Jul; 28 Jul; 29 Jul; 31 Jul; 1 Aug; 2 Aug; 3 Aug; 4 Aug.
— The Moving Finger: a story of Victoria’s early days (1933, novella; serialised – weekdays only – in The Age): 2 Jan; 3 Jan; 4 Jan; 5 Jan; 6 Jan (TBC on Mon ); 9 Jan; 10 Jan; 11 Jan; 12 Jan; 13 Jan; 14 Jan (TBC tomorrow; but can’t find any item in this issue – maybe skipped, like previous week and continued on weekdays from here?); 16 Jan; 17 Jan; 18 Jan; 19 Jan; 20 Jan; 21 Jan; 23 Jan; 24 Jan; 25 Jan; 26 Jan; 27 Jan; 28 Jan; 30 Jan; 31 Jan; 1 Feb; 2 Feb; 3 Feb; 4 Feb; 6 Feb; 7 Feb; 8 Feb; 9 Feb; 10 Feb; 11 Feb; 13 Feb; 14 Feb; 15 Feb; 16 Feb; 17 Feb; 18 Feb; 20 Feb; 21 Feb; 22 Feb; 23 Feb (final).

Meredith, Gwen a.k.a. Gwenyth Valmai Meredith; Mrs Ainsworth Harrison; b.18 Nov 1907 Orange, NSW; d. 3 Oct 2006 Bowral, NSW
— One inch (1931, short story)

Moore, Ivy; birth name: Ivy Amy Mary Walshe; aka Mrs J I Moore; b. 24 Aug, 1888, London, Eng; d. 1 Aug, 1956, Mosman, NSW. During the 1930s, Moore wrote many journalistic pieces for The Sydney morning herald as well as poems.
A dream went past me (1935, poem)
A joy forever – beauty in countless forms (1933, prose)
A Spanish bungalow (1934, poem)
Algeria: mobilisation days (1933, prose)
Algiers – colourful nuptials (1933, prose)
Amber wattle (1935, poem)
The Armistice (1933, poem)
Australian violets (1937; a collection introduced by Mary Gilmore) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
The children asleep (1937, poem)
Christmas with the grand fleet in 1918 (1933, prose)
Clover in the grass (1934, poem)
Corfu: an isle of fairyland (1933, poem)
Courage (1934, poem)
The Devon cove (1935, poem)
Dusk (1934, poem)
Envoi (1935, poem)
Faires on the bridge (1933, poem for children)
The fiddler (1933, poem)
Fragrant fantasis: violets down the years (1933, prose)
The French class (1933, poem for children)
Jervis Bay (1933, poem)
La France (1934, poem)
Laughter (1934, poem)
The little frigate (1933, poem for children)
The little shops (1933, poem for children)
Loyalty (1933, poem)
Mabel the mouse (1933, poem for children)
 Maru – its meaning (1933, prose)
Mountain mist (1934, poem)
Nelson sails again (1935, poem)
O! Love passed me by! (1934, poem)
The olive tree (1935, poem)
Pompeii, ruins of romance (1933, prose)
Purple violets (1934, poem)
Rain (1934, poem)
Sea harvest (1934, poem)
Spanish shawl (1934, poem)
To Alice M Williamson (1933, poem)
Woman (1937, poem)
The willow (1933, poem)

Morris, Myra.**
Come Wind and Come Rain (1931, poem)
Beggar’s Roost: A serial novel.
Comedy in a Seaside Villa . The Australian Women’s Mirror, Vol11/no.47, 15 October, 1935, p4, available on Trove.
Man’s holiday (1931, short story)
Wind on the Water, published 28 October 1939 as an Australian Women’s Weekly novel and available on Trove. May also be available via your library as an ebook; details on untapped.org.au
Young Grief. (Children’s/YA short story), published in The Home: An Australian Quarterly, Vol 20/no.4, 1 April 1939, p44, available on Trove. A young girl contemplates offering up a sacrifice after the loss of her idol.

Murphy, Agnes G b. 1865; d. 1931
To Aimee (1931, poem)

Neville, Margot.** [aka sisters Margot Goyder and Ann Joske]:
Giving the Bride Away, (originally published 1930, New York: Bride and Company; republished 26 October 1935 as an Australian Women’s Weekly novel and available on Trove.
—-. Jenifer’s Husband, published 2 January 1937 as an Australian Women’s Weekly novel and available on Trove. Detective story.
Kissproof, (originally published 1928; republished 24 Octover 1936 as an Australian Women’s Weekly novel).
Marietta is Stolen, (originally published 1922; republished 31 July 1937 as an Australian Women’s Weekly novel; detective story).
Sugar cured, published 23 May 1936 as an Australian Women’s Weekly novel and available on Trove.

Norton, Iris a.k.a. Iris Chapman Norton; also writes as Margot Parker; Iris N Dexter; Iris Norton Dexter; b. 1907 Sydney, NSW; d. 24 Mar 1974 Sydney, NSW
Cicada song (1930, short story)
Down for the show-down (1933, short story)
Five o’clock girl (1931, short story)
It’s an old story (1931, short story)
More like sisters (1931, short story)
Purely publicity (1931, short story)
Kiss in the rain (1930, short story)
She’s been and gone, that strong, silent woman Dulcie Deamer wrote about (1931, prose)
So this is freedom! (1930, short story)
Theme song (1930, short story)
Wedgewood blues (1930, short story)

Palmer, Bessie aka Bessie Lilian Palmer b. 14 Dec 1880, Qld; d. 15 Jul 1964, Qld.
A pioneer of the Illawarra (1936, prose)
A woman of the west: formerly painted royalty; now bakes bread (1934, prose)
A woman on women church workers (1938, prose)
— ‘An enchanted land’ Queensland’s Green Mountains (1936, prose)
The bush nurse: a peep behind the curtain with a nightingale of the outback (1938, prose; in The Australian women’s mirror)
Call to the country (1934, short story)
Caloundra goes continental (1937, prose)
Caloundra, unspoiled child of nature (1935, prose)
Charming Caloundra homes in scenic setting (1938, prose)
Dark skinned lover: how a white wife was swept away by passion (1939, short story in The Australian women’s mirror, Woman and crime series)
Homecraft on wheels: a trip with Queensland’s travelling domestic science school (1937, prose)
Margery’s Christmas gift: a bush romance (1933, short story)
Mrs Graham chooses her gift (1930, short story)
Murder in the glen (1938, short story in The Australian women’s mirror; illustrated, Woman and crime series)
Pioneer days in Norther Queensland (1935, prose)
Poets and trees (1930, prose)
Quiet Caloundra is vice-regal choice (1937, prose)
The return of James: how the waiting ended (1930, short story)
She carved her name in stone: success story of Queensland sculptor, Miss Daphne Mayo (1936, prose)
Tom Petrie’s home: Murrumba and its memories (1930, prose)
Vice-regal holiday home with musical name (1937, prose)
Vignettes of Caloundra (1937, prose)

Palmer, Nettie; aka Janet Gertrude Palmer. b. 18 Aug 1885; d. 19 Oct 1964. [work in copyright until 2034]. Palmer wrote extensively throughout the 1930s for publications including The Age, The Argus, The Australian women’s mirror, The Brisbane Courier, The home: an Australian quarterly, and elsewhere. (The AustLit database entry for Palmer lists 541 in works in total.)
The sardine king (1934, short story)

Pankhurst-Walsh, Adela; birth name: Adela Constantia Mary Pankhurst; also writes as Adela Pankhurst. b. 19 Jun 1885, Manchester, Eng; d. 23 May 1961, Wahroongah, NSW. After her arrival in Australia in 1914, Adela Pankhurst contributed numerous prose articles to Australian newspapers.
Should we defend Australia? (1936, prose)
— Woman and the home – a drift from the old realities (1931, prose): 8 Apr; 9 Apr.

Park, Ruth b. 24 Aug 1917, Auckland, NZ; d. 16 Dec 1910, Sydney NSW; arrived in Australia in 1942.
The Lamp (1936; prize-winning story in ENZED: Young Story-Writers of New Zealand )

Parry, Alice Fox (c1903-1951)
An Interview by Proxy (1931, short story; The Australian Women’s Mirror)
Cross Currents (1934, novella): ch1; ch 1 cont.; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch4 cont.; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch7 cont.; ch8; ch9; ch9 cont.; ch10; ch10 cont.; ch11; ch12; ch12 cont.; ch13; ch13 (cont.); ch14; ch14 cont.; ch15; ch16; ch16 cont.; ch17; ch17 cont.; ch18; ch19; ch19 cont.; ch20; ch21; ch21 cont.; ch22; ch23 (final).
Expert Advice (1933; novella serialised in The Argus ) Prologue and ch1 (13 Jun) – very faint, almost unreadable print; ch1 cont. (15 Jun); ch2 cont. (17 Jun); ch2 cont. (20 Jun); ch3 cont. (22 June); ch5 (24 Jun); ch5 cont. (27 Jun); ch6 (29 Jun); ch6 (1 Jul); ch7 cont. (4 Jul); ch8 (6 Jul); ch9 cont. (11 Jul); ch10 cont. (13 July); ch11 cont. (15 Jul); ch12 cont. (18 Jul) – very faint scan; ch12 cont. (20 Jul) – very faint scan; ch13 cont. (22 Jul); ch14 cont. (25 Jul) – faint scan; ch15 cont. (27 Jul); ch15 cont. (29 Jul); ch16 cont. (1 Aug) – faint scan; ch16 cont. (3 Aug); ch17 cont. (5 Aug); ch18 cont. (8 Aug) – very faint scan; ch19 cont. (10 Aug); ch20 (12 Aug); ch20 cont. (15 Aug); ch21 cont. (17 Aug); ch22 cont. (19 Aug); ch22 cont. (22 Aug); ch23 cont. (24 Aug) final.
Flood Waters (1934 novella serialised in The Argus): ch1 (6 Feb); ch2 (8 Feb); ch3 cont. (10 Feb); ch4 cont. (15 Feb); ch5 cont. (17 Feb); ch6 cont. (20 Feb); ch8 cont. (24 Feb); ch9 cont. (27 Feb) – very faint print; ch10 cont. (1 Mar); ch11 cont. (3 Mar); ch12 cont. (6 Mar); ch13 cont. (10 Mar); ch15 cont. (15 Mar); ch16 (17 Mar); ch17 cont. (20 Mar); ch18 cont. (24 Mar); ch19 cont. (27 Mar); ch19 cont. (29 Mar); ch20 cont. (31 Mar); ch20 cont. (3 Apr); ch21 cont. (5 Apr); ch22 cont. (7 Apr); ch23 (10 Apr); ch23 cont.v (12 Apr) final.
River Gold (1935, short story)
Shadowed Gold (1932, novella; serialised in The Argus): ch1 (5 Jul); ch1 cont. (7 Jul); ch2 cont. (12 Jul); ch2 cont. (14 July) – very faint copy; ch3 (19 Jul); ch3 cont. (21 Jul); ch3 cont. (26 Jul); ch4 cont. (28 Jul); ch5 cont. (2 Aug); ch5 cont. (4 Aug); ch6 cont. (9 Aug); ch7 cont. (11 Aug); ch8 cont. (16 Aug); ch8 cont. (18 Aug); ch9 cont. (23 Aug); ch9 cont. (25 Aug); ch10 cont. (30 Aug); ch11 cont. (1 Sep); ch11 cont. (6 Sep); ch12 cont. (8 Sep); ch13 cont. (13 Sep); ch14 cont. (15 Sep); ch15 cont. (20 Sep); ch15 cont. (22 Sep); ch16 cont. (27 Sep); ch17 cont. (29 Sep); ch18 cont. (4 Oct); ch19 (6 Oct) final.
Song of the Night (1935, novella serialised in The Australasian): ch1 (18 May); ch1 cont., ch2, ch3, ch4, ch5, (25 May); ch6 and ch6 cont. (1 Jun) ch6 cont., ch7 and ch8 (8 Jun); ch9 cont.; ch10 and ch11 (15 Jun); ch12 (22 Jun); (29 Jun); ch16 (6 Jul); ch19 cont. (13 Jul); (20 Jul); ch27 (27 Jul) final.
The Vanishing Adventurer (1930-31, novella; serialised in The Argus): ch1 (9 Sep); ch1 cont. (11 Sep); ch1 cont. (16 Sep); ch3 (18 Sep); ch4 cont. (23 Dep); ch5 cont. (25 Sep); ch5 cont. (30 Sep); ch6 cont. (2 Oct); ch7 (7 Oct); ch7 cont. (9 Oct); ch8 cont. (14 Oct); ch9 cont. (16 Oct); ch10 (21 Oct); ch10 cont. (23 Oct); ch11 cont. (28 Oct); ch11 cont. (30 Oct); ch12 cont. (4 Nov); ch13 cont. (6 Nov); ch14 cont. (11 Nov); ch15 cont. (13 Nov); ch15 cont. (18 Nov); ch16 cont.(20 Nov); ch16 cont. (25 Nov); ch17 cont. (27 Nov); ch18 cont. (2 Dec); ch19 cont. (4 Dec); ch20 (9 Dec); ch20 cont. (11 Dec); ch21 (16 Dec); ch22 (18 Dec); ch22 cont. (23 Dec); ch24 (27 Dec); ch24 cont. (30 Dec); ch25 cont. (1 Jan 1931) final.
World’s End (1931-32, novella serialised in The Argus): ch1 (31 Oct); (7 Nov); (14 Nov); (21 Nov); (28 Nov); (5 Dec); ch7 cont. and ch8 (12 Dec); (19 Dec); (26 Dec); ch11 cont. (2 Jan); (9 Jan); ch13 cont. (16 Jan); ch14 cont. (23 Jan); ch15 cont. (30 Jan); ch16 cont. (6 Feb); ch17 cont. (13 Feb); ch18 cont. (20 Feb); ch19 cont. (27 Feb); ch20 cont. (5 Mar); ch21 (12 Mar); ch22 (19 Mar); ch24 (26 Mar); ch25 cont. (2 Apr); ch27 cont. (9 Apr); ch29 (16 Apr) final.

Powell, Elizabeth (birth name Effie Williams; aka Mrs Alfred Parsons etc).
The Father’s Have Eaten, published 4 February 1939 as an Australian Women’s Weekly novel and available on Trove.
In the Path of Thunder, published 8 October 1938 as an Australian Women’s Weekly novel and available on Trove.

Pelloe, Emily H b. 1877; d. 1941
West Australian Orchids (1930) – link to Project Gutenberg

Pettengell, Violet; aka Violet Alice May Pettengell, V Pettengell; b. ca 1886, Bega NSW; d. 1 Feb 1981, Wahroongah, NSW (ref). A membership list for the NSW Teacher’s Federation for 1936 lists a Miss V Petttengell of Warrawee (ref).
The foolish opossum (1931, short story for children; reprinted)
The interloper (1934, prose; in Birds and their ways )
Ronnie’s pet opossum (1933, short story for children)
Strange homes of many lands: my bush home (1930, short story)

Prichard, Katharine Susannah b. 1883, Levuka, Fiji; d. 1969 Biographical note (17 Feb 1937)
The Aborigine in Australian Literature , British Annual of Literature, vol. 2 no. 1939: 49-53.
The bride of faraway (1933, short story)
Buccaneers (1935, short story)
During the war (1932, poem; in paragraph, A satchel of books )
The flight (1938, short story)
The frogs of Quirra-Quirra (1932, short story)
Genevieve (1938, short story)
The gentleman and the coals (1933, short story)
Haxby’s Circus (1930, novel) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
Henry Drake (1933)
Intimate Strangers (1937; may be available via your local library as an ebook; details untapped.org.au)
Jimble’s Christmas (1936, short story)
Josephina Anna Maria (1937, short story)
Luck (1937, short story)
Marlene (1938, short story)
The mayor of Bardie Creek (1937, short story)
Mrs Grundy’s mission (1932, short story)
Mrs Jinny’s shroud (1931, short story)
Painted finches (1939, short story)
The prayer meeting (1935, short story)
Sybil Thorndike: an impression (1932, prose)
Sour sap: a monitory tale for misogynists (1939, short story)
— Wild oats of Han (1926-27, novella serialised in The Home): 1 Jul; 2 Aug; 1 Oct; 1 Sep; 1 Nov; 1 Dec; 31 Dec; 1 Feb; 1 Mar; 1 Apr; 1 May (final).

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); obituary of her husband mentions a son, Geoffrey (1 Jan 1932)
A Haven of Rest (1933, short story)
A New Year Greeting (1930, poem)
The Christmas Crib (1931, poem)
Christmas Morn (1930, poem)
A Christmas Party (1932, short story)
— A Christmas Romance (1930, short story): 27 Dec (bad quality print; reprinted here); 10 Jan.
Calvary (1931, poem)
In Memory of Mrs Gertrude McAree (1931, poem)
Lady Disdain (1931, short story)
Message of the Bells (1934, poem)
The Stockrider: a romance of the golden west (1932, short story)

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 26th of January (1933, poem)
A dream makes port (1933, poem)
A thought (1930, poem)
Absence of mind (1934, short story)
The Anzacs (1931, poem)
The Archibald memorial (1932, poem)
Aspiration (1934, poem)
At dawn (1935, poem)
At the end (1933, poem)
Ave! 1933 (1932, poem)
The black poison mystery (1935, short story)
Bondage: the story of a thief who rejoiced to surrender his plunder (1934, short story)
The caterpillar’s tea (1934, poem for children)
The Christmas flower (1933, short story)
The coral tree (1939, poem)
Eve takes a hand (1934, short story)
The everlasting (1933, poem)
Faith (1931, poem)
From Manly (1934, poem)
The genius of Anthony Caldwell (1932, short story)
The girl in the boat (1934, short story)
The golden girl (1932, short story)
The great adventure (1934, poem for children)
Hydrangeas (1934, poem)
The immortals (1933, poem)
In the bracelet (1938, short story: The author, Miss Marjorie Quinn, lately of Sydney, but now of Hollywood )
In war-time days – a trip to Washington (1931, prose)
In your garden (1935, poem)
Joe’s find (1932, short story)
Little Bart’s choice (1936, short story; illustrated)
Little things (1933, poem)
Looking backward (1932, poem)
Lovely palace of death – enduring opulence – at Forest Lawn (1938, prose)
Magic (1933, poem)
The maid (1932, poem)
A man’s girl (1934, short story)
Marguerite’s game (1935, short story)
Mary Gilmore – an appreciation (1933, prose)
The missing formula (1937, short story)
Nasturtiums (1933, short story)
Native roses (1933, poem)
— [The noise in the street – this short story comes up in the search for by Marjorie Quinn and story as being by her, but her byline doesn’t appear to be in the print (1939, short story)]
The player (1931, poem)
Poppies (1934, poem)
Possession and Philip (1939, short story)
The post office clock (1931, poem)
The recumbant figure, St Mary’s cathedral (1931, poem; sonnet)
Rosemary’s ingenuity (1935, short story)
Shadows drifting (1934, poem)
Seeking an alibi (1935, short story)
She walked in green (1920, poem)
Song for March (1934, poem)
Song for May (1930, poem)
Street singer (1932, poem)
The thing remembered (1930, poem)
Things that are real (1933, short story)
To September (1934, poem)
Two of a kind (1934, short story)
Values (1935, poem)
The walking fly (1938, short story)
War-time memories – the Allied bazaar (1932, prose)
War-time memories – experiences in New York (1932, prose)
War-time memories – visits to New York (1932, prose)

Ramsay, Isolde b. 1898, Dubbo NSW; d. 1946, Parramatta, NSW. Birth name: Isolde Brunhilde Warfel. Obituary (13 Jun 1946)
— [Australia Speaks (1939, poetry) – print copy available at SLNSW; reviewed in The Sydney Morning Herald, White Man, Beware! (12 Apr 1941: 6), includes a commentary: The author of this poem, Mr Joseph Hamlet informs us in a foreword, has exhibited an heroic struggle for principle and truth; she stands almost alone… in defence of the Australian aborigine. Also a quotation from the poem]
Companioned (1939, poem)
The Daisy (1933, poem for children)
Solace (1938, poem)
The Young Dove (1938, poem)

Ramsden, B. M. birth name: Barbara Mary Ramsden; b. 27 Dec 1903 Annandale, NSW; d. 1 Jan 1971 Melbourne, Vic.
He had a pass (1939, short story)

Ransom, Eva, birth name Eva Peck; b. 1857 Vic; d. 1940 Tas
Remembrance Day (1933, poem)

Rattenbury, Mary; birth name Mary McIntyre; aka Mrs William Rattenbury; b. 12 Jul 1878, Ipswich, Qld; d. 23 Aug 1937, Brisbane, Qld.
An appreciation (1936, correspondence)
Australia, land of muse (1936, poem)
The beautiful girls of Yeppoon (1935, lyric/song)
The day our old horse died (1936, poem)
The deserted farm (1936, poem)
Firelight magic (1936; text unreadable, but reprinted in Pen Blossoms: verse from the garden of Years [1936], available at SLNSW)
— The master of arts (1936, poem)
The old house (1935, poem)
The other day (1936, poem)
The reveries of a soul (1936, poem)

Richardson, Henry Handel* (1870-1946)
— The end of childhood and other stories (1934; contains The bathe , among others) – link to Project Gutenberg Australia
Two hanged women (1934, short story from The end of childhood and other stories)
The Young Cosima (1939)

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. From the 1930s on, Roach contributed various letters to the editor of The advertiser (Adelaide).
Over the hill ([1934], selected work, poetry for children) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
Sleeping lizard (1934, poem)
Whirlwind, Boolee (1934, poem)
Wind that whispered ([1933], selected work, poetry) – link to SLVIC digital collection+

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 (work in copyright until 2031). Biographical article by May Gaynor in The Australian woman’s mirror (11 Feb 1930). Photo of her in The bulletin (1930)
The golden silence (1936, fiction; a cat saves a Christmas frolic from catastrophe )

Roughley, Edna a.k.a. Edna G. Roughley; Edna Gladys Roughley; b. 1905 Marrickville, NSW; d. 16 Apr 1989 Sydney, NSW
A dog named Dante (1933, short story)
A page turned down (1930, short story)
A shilling for Jesus (1937, short story)
A sin there is (1937, short story)
Air-minded (1933, short story)
Brindoonan (1932, short story)
The case of Bess Bernard (1934, short story)
Comparison (1938, short story)
Criticism (1938, short story)
The crooked tree (1930, short story)
Decision (1932, short story)
Elusive perfume (1931, short story)
Eventide (1937, short story)
The fallen moon (1930, short story)
The far country (1931, short story)
Flower of the river (1930, short story)
Fog (1933, short story)
Footsteps (1935, novel)
The green vase (1930, short story)
Heart’s desire (1939, short story)
Isn’t life queer? (1934, novel)
Judge not thy neighbour (1937, short story)
Julie (1937, poem)
Laugh, Marienne (1937, short story)
The man without enemies (1938, short story)
Miss destiny (1931, short story)
Misty optics (1938, short story)
Mountain mist (1931, short story)
Not here to play (1937, short story)
The queen of clubs (1936, short story)
Realisation (1937, short story)
Red star (1937, short story)
Seasons of the soul 1: summer (1938, short story)
Seasons of the soul 2: autumn (1938, short story)
Seasons of the soul 3: winter (1938, short story)
Seasons of the soul 4: spring (1938, short story)
Seven brothers (1937, serialised)
Shackled (1933, short story)
The shining circle (1931, short story)
Silver bell: a Christmas story (1938, short story)
The solar monarch (1932, short story)
The tear (1930, short story)
Thief of time (1937, short story)
The thirteenth chair (1939, short story)
This too shall pass (1938, short story)
Those who judge (1937, short story)
The train (1932, short story)
The tree of white jewels (1931, short story)
Trouble seldom comes (1938, short story)
Tuppence for a phone call (1931, short story)
The voice of the dove (1931, short story)
Waste (1942, short story)
The weak shall say (1933, short story)
The weathercock (1939, short story)
White ribbons (1930, short story)
Who are the blest? (1937, short story)
The worst evils (1938, short story)
Wounded bird (1930, short story)
Years after (1938, short story)

Shaw, Una aka Una Yeatman Shaw, b. 1900 Singleton NSW; d. 1970 Singleton, NSW
For remembrance (1931, poem in Women’s Mirror)
Epitaph (1931, poem)

Shepherd, Catherine b. 28 Oct 1902 Zimbabwe; d. 18 Feb 1976 Hobart, Tasmania; arrived in Australia: 1922-1925
A stranger at Kerry Plains (1937, short story)
The dark corner (1936, short story)
Excursion and return (1936, short story)
Myriad eyes (1935, short story; crime)
Portrait of a girl in a blue dress (1936, short story)
The scar (1938, short story)
The stars in their course (1935, short story)
Steps in the moonlight (1937, short story)
Third act (1937, short story)
Town of dreams (1935, short story)
The two worlds (1931, short story)
Winding river (1935, short story)
Yule candle: a tale of Van Dieman’s Land (1935, short story)

Simpson, Helen aka Helen de Guerry Simpson, Helen De Guerry Browne, Mrs Denis John Browne, Mrs D J Browne, Helen de G Simpson, S. H. and H. S. b.1 Dec 1897, Sydney, NSW; d. 14 Oct 1940, Worcestershire, Eng.
London, William Heinemann, London, 1932, 506 pp.
Henry VIII, New York: Appleton, 1934
Saraband for dead lovers (1935, novel) – link to Project Gutenberg Australia
The Spanish marriage, Peter Davies Ltd: 1933. – access conditions apply
The waiting city: Paris 1782-88, Phildelphia, J B Lippincott 1933
The woman on the beast: viewed from three angles, London, William Heinemann, 1933, 492 pp.
Under Capricorn, London, William Heinemann, 1937, 305 pp.

Simpson, Mary; birth name: Mary Williams; writes as Weeroona; b. 1884, Stawell, Vic.
The bay boat (1930, poem)
Janetza (1932, prose; another vivid picture of factory life )
The old shawl (1930, short story)

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

Sketheway, Effie, Effie Edgar Sketheway, E E Sketheway b. Adelaide, SA; 31 Jan 1877; d. 23 Oct 1948 Adelaide, SA; aka A Muser; studied music at Adelaide University; was injured in an accident (perhaps a fall from a horse) and entered into a Home for Incurables .
More musings of a muser (1934, poetry) – link to SLVIC digital collection
Musings of a muser (1934, poetry) – link to SLVIC digital collection
Suggestion for Fancy Dress (1935, correspondence)

Spender, Jean b. 1901, Burwood, NSW; d. Sydney, NSW, 1970; birth name: Jean Maud Henderson; a.k.a. Jean Spender; Jean Maud Spender; Mrs P. C. Spender
Death comes the night (1937, novel/serialised)
The mystery at Dalby Lodge (1932-33, novel/serialised)

Scales of fortune (1931, novel/serialised)

Stanley, Millicent Fanny Preston MLA, aka M Preston Stanley Vaughan b. 9 Sep 1883, Sydney, NSW; d. 23 Jun 1955 Sydney, NSW
A cobweb in the sun (1932, poem)
A woman’s prayer (1934, prose)
Afterglow (1933, poem)
Be a safe investment (1933, prose snippet)
The bridge at evening (1931, poem)
Daffodil gold (1933, poem)
Don’t let go! (1930, prose snippet)
Harbour ferries by night (1936, poem)
Get hold of reality (1933, prose; from ‘My Daily Message’)
Is marriage a handicap to women’s ambition? (1934, prose)
It is never too late (1934, poem; very faint scan)
Judge by his enemies (1936, prose)
Memory! (1934, poem)
The phantom of mists (1932, poem)
Pines at Manly (1932, poem)
The price! (1930, poem)
Reverie (1933, poem)
Sydney Harbour from the Bridge (1932, poem)
[Untitled from Home and Social ] (1935, prose snippet)
Wattle gold (1936, poem)
The willow tree (1931, poem)
Wisteria at Parramatta (1936, poem)
A world menace: Russian commercial methods (1931, prose)

Steele, Amy b. 1872 Melbourne, Vic; d. 1944
Class prejudice , The Brisbane Courier (1929, essay).
— Forgetful Freddie Brisbane Courier (1929, prose, domestic humour): Number 1; Number 2; Number 3; Number 4; Number 5; Number 6; [Number 7] 7 March; Number 8; Number 9; Number 10; [Number 11] 4 April.
Jacarandas , The Brisbane Courier (1932, journalistic prose)
Wings of thought: imaginative Christmas trip , Sunday Mail (1932)

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. Biographical article in The herald (Melbourne) 5 Dec 1931. In the early 1930s, a regular column appeared in The herald, Star dust and soapbubbles , that had also appeared in several newspapers in South Australia, including The register and The observer.
An outback storm (1932, short story)
Horrors of the night (1935, short story)
The severest test (1935, short story)
Soap bubbles and moonshine (1934, short story)
Unto us a child is born (1935, short story)
Winifred masters the bicycle flying into the distance (1930, prose)

Stevens, J. M. aka Joan Marguerite Stevens; Janie M Stevens, Joan M Stevens; b. 1887; d. 30 May 1944. [works out of copyright]
Comic opera stuff (1934, prose)
The luck of Atapu (1931, short story)
Mistaken identiy: a shipboard mystery (1934, short story)
The ubiquitous Quong (1930, short story)

Stirling, Veda birth name: Edith Victoria Drummond; aka Chichester . b. 1873, Ballarat, Vic; d. 1954, Camberwell, Vic.
The after-glow and other poems (1931) – link to SLVIC digital collections
Australian springtime: and other poems (1931) – link to SLVIC digital collections
Bells, banners and bugles: and other poems (1931) – link to SLVIC digital collections
The call of the inland (1931) – link to SLVIC digital collections
The castle builders and other poems (1931) – link to SLVIC digital collections
The garden of laughter and other poems (1931) – link to SLVIC digital collections
Little saying for little people (1931) – link to SLVIC digital collections
Sense and non-sense: and other poems (1931) – link to SLVIC digital collections
Songs (1931) – link to SLVIC digital collections
The spirit of the garden (1931) – link to SLVIC digital collections

Street, Jessie M G; birth name: Jessie Lillingston; aka Jessica Mary Grey Street, Jessie M Street, Lady Jessie M G Street; also writes as Jellica Lillingston; b. 18 Apr 1889, Nagpur, India; d. 2 Jul 1970, Paddington, NSW
Shop assistants and equal pay (1937, prose)
When helping mother is good statecraft (1935, prose)

Suttor, Catherine. aka Mrs Allan Suttor, Mrs Alan Suttor; birth name: Catherine M J Bowerman; b circa 1856; died circa 1950; married Allan Albert Suttor in 1879.
The span (1931, poem)

Taylor, Agnes Rosamond; birth name Rosamond Benham; aka Benham Taylor; Mrs Thomas Gilbert Taylor; Lalage. b. 10 Oct 1874; d. 11 Dec 1923; married in 1903, petitioned for divorce 1913 ref.
Last thoughts (1931, poem)

Taylor, Margaret Cox aka Vandorian b. 1864; d. 1939; The sun obituary (20 Jul 1939); The bulletin obituary (26 Jul 1939)
Gossip from Sydney: notes for women (column in The telegraph [Brisbane])
Sydney sidelights (1936-38, column)
The telegraph journalistic pieces, complete (1930s, prose)
Women writers’ success (1936, prose)

Tennant, Kylie a.k.a. Kylie Rodd; Mrs Lewis Rodd; b. 12 Mar 1912 Manly, NSW; d. 29 Feb 1988 Sydney, NSW.
The aristocracy of Warning Hill (1934, short story)
Gratitude (1934, short story)
No family (1934, short story)
Rabbitin’ (1934, short story)
The scrub turkeys (1934, short story)
Tiburon (1936, serialised in The bulletin)

Thompson, Nita O birth name: Nita Olive Julia Thompson; also writes as Marrigal ; b. 31 Dec Glenelg, SA; d. 7 Mar 1970, Adelaide, SA
Amazing powers of endurance of the muttonbirds (1937, prose)
As others see us (1938, short story by Marrigal )
Bush justice (1938, short story)
— Convict’s tide turned (1937, short story)
Galloping Grahan’s ride (1938, short story)
The mad hatter’s wife (1939, short story)
When the shearwaters com home (1938, prose)

Thornton, Fairelie; birth name: Florence Thompson; aka Florence Rudge; b. 1860, London, Eng; d. 1950, Chatswood, NSW; arrived in Australia 1914.
The faithful promiser (1934, prose)
Leaves From My Diary: Life’s Experiences (1932, biography) – link to SLVIC digital collection+
Lost things (1935, prose)

Tomholt, Alice C. aka A C Tomholt; birth name: Alice Christina Tomholt; b. 1887, Richmond, Vic; d. 27 Oct, 1949, Ballarat, Vic.
The builders (first published 1910, revised 1931; short story)
The sequel (1930, short story)

Trist, Margaret a.k.a. Margaret Beth Lucas; b. 27 Nov 1914 Dalby, Qld; d. 2 Mar 1986 Sydney, NSW
The accident (1936, short story)
The bazaar (1938, short story)
Great-grandmother’s bed (1936, short story)
Flood (1937, short story)
Freedom (1937, short story)
In the sun (1937, short story)
It won’t hurt! (1938, short story)
New year’s day (1936, short story)
The old man (1937, short story)
The picnic (1937, short story)
Show day (1937, short story)
The wedding (1937, short story)
War (1939, short story)

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]
There was a cherry tree (1934, poem)

Turner, Lilian,** aka Regan, Talking Oak, Mrs F. Lindsay Thompson; b.1867 Eng; d. 1956 Turramurra NSW
A last rose of summer (1931, short story)

Urquhart, Jessie. b. 1890, Sydney NSW; d. 1948, London.
A week In the snow (1933, short story romance) – a model, or “mannequin”, is mistaken for a famous actress at a ski resort
Between midnight and dawn (1931, short story; crime/drama) – a father is briefly reunited with his estranged son
The female prisoner: life in a female reformatory (1932, prose) – an account of the daily life of a female prisoner in Sydney, NSW [written from the perspective of the daughter of the one-time Comptroller-General of Prisons].
For love of a lady (1934, serialised in The Australian women’s weekly): I, II, III. An impoverished English schoolteacher inherits from her great-uncle a station in outback New South Wales, but a reward has been given for information related to the man’s direct descendants.
Foreigners at the P.E.N. club: a London cameo (1937, prose)
The fugitive (1931, short story) – An old woman learns of the fate of her estranged son
Giving Amber a chance (1932, novella; serialised in The Australian woman’s mirror): 19 Apr 1932; 26 Apr; 3 May; 10 May; 17 May; 26 May; 31 May (ch8 cont.); 7 Jun; 14 Jun; 21 Jun; 28 Jun; 5 Jul (final).
Halloween: its vanishing customs (1932, prose)
The Hebridean (1933, novella; serialised in The Australian woman’s mirror): 18 Jul 1933; 25 Jul; 1 Aug; 8 Aug; 15 Aug; Aug 22; Aug 29; 5 Sep; 12 Sep; 19 Sep; 26 Sep (final). A young women of mixed-class heritage attracts the attention of an aristocratic young painter.
Hodden Grey (1930, short story/crime) – a woman resents her injured husband’s idleness
How our night life is changing (1933, prose)
In alphabetical order (1933, short story romance) – a woman reflects on her ne’er-do-well son’s fate during the war
In the time of Jesus Christ: a Czechoslovakian legend (1930)
The loveliest thing in the world (1935, short story for children; reprint)
The miss (1936, short story) – concerns the death of an archaeologist friend in Egypt
Miss Cooper’s cruise (1936, short story) – after receiving an inheritance, woman nearing middle age embarks on a course of emancipation
The romance of two shawls (1933, short story) – Christmas story; the gift of a shawl evokes memories for an elderly spinster
Semper idem (1935, short story) – a shy elderly woman writes a letter to the editor on the neglected grave of a poet
The table of the Lord (1936, short story) – a minister whose son is estranged has a crisis of faith; a reworking of the scenario in The fugitive
Two’s company (1933, short story) – a mountain picnic tests young lovers’ commitment
Wanderlust (1936, short story) – an office worker who has dreamed of travel gets her chance
The weaker member (1930, prose)

Vincent, M. G. birth name Melva Gertrude Vincent; a.k.a. Melva Thomas; Melva Vincent; also writes as D.O.S. b. 23 Dec 1912 Dorrigo, NSW; d. 4 Oct 2004 Canberra, ACT.
Good-night (1936, short story)
The handyman (1934, short story)
Jenny improves a room (1936, short story; children’s)
Little Rafferty (1933, short story)
Robin (1933, short story; as “D.O.S.”)

Walker, Netta aka Netta Waller, Henrietta Walker; b. 1868, Windsor, NSW; [died? possibly 1942]; birth name: Henrietta Ann Walker; married George A Waller in 1915.
— [ Yesterday and the Day Before, writing as Henrietta Walker in The Centenary Gift Book eds. Frances Fraser and Nettie Palmer: Melbourne, Robertson & Mullens for the Women’s Centenary Council, 1934); hard copy available at SLNSW; ref]

Weatherly, Francia aka Frances Westherly Esperons; Francia Hope; Mrs Frances Esperson; b. 1882 Branxholme, Vic; d. 14 Dec 1964, Vermont, Vic. Engaged Nov 1914 to Rev Oscar Esperson of Vancouver (ref).
A ray of sunshine (1933, short story)
An afternoon in society (1934, short story)
Brown veins (1933, short story)
Caged birds (1932, poem)
Cynicism (1933, short story)
Old gold (1933, short story)
Quiet, sleep and rest! (1935, short story)
The secret place (1933, short story)
The scar (1933, short story)
Spiders that talk (1936, prose/correspondence)
The swagman (1935, short story)

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.
Empty, Swept and Garnished (1935, short story)

Whiting, Mary Bradford (1864-1835). Few bibliographical details for this author have been found. Her book A Daughter of the Empire is cited among notes for a Monash University exhibition on Australian Women Writers. Other indications that Whiting was Australian, or at least wrote in Australia, are the titles of several of her children’s books, including, Wallaby Hill and Josee: An Australian Story. A fragment of information on Josee. Chapter 1 of Sir Tristram, which was also serialised, contains a portrait of a female writer in her study. She also published numerous short stories for children in The Girls Own Paper ).
— The Spellbinder introduced here; principal characters listed here; serialised in contemporary newspapers from 1932 on; available via Trove: Ch1, Ch2, Ch3, Ch4, Ch5, Ch6, Ch7, Ch8, Ch9, Ch10, Ch11, Ch12, Ch13, Ch14; Ch15, 16 &17; Ch17; cont. Ch17 & start Ch18; Ch18, 19 & 20; Ch20v; Ch21 & 22; Ch23; cont. Ch23 & Ch24; ; Ch25 & part Ch26; Ch26 (cont.) & Ch27; Ch27 and part of Ch28; continuation of Ch28; Ch29 & Ch30 (conclusion). (A number of journals/newspapers have been sourced for the above chapters as the quality of scans varies; this results in some overlapping of the story.)

Wildman, Ina M b. 1867; d. 1898 obituary (16 Nov 1896)
By the River (1930, poem)
Imo Pectore (1930, poem)
Life (1930, poem)
Mistaken (1930, poem)
The Red Handerchief (1930, short story)

Wilkinson, Irene b. 1882, Geelong, Vic; d. 1970, Melbourne, Vic
A city wattle tree (1932, poem)
Bush birds in winter (1932, poem)
The English thrush (1932, poem)
Japonica (1934, poem)
Keppel Falls (Marysville, Victoria) (1936, poem)
Magic (1934, poem)
Mrs Mosquito (1933, poem)
My dog (1934, poem)
Naturalist’s camp (1938, correspondence)
Old Dandy Lions (1931, short story)
The penguin (1934, poem for children)
Pigs ahoy! (1934, poem for children)
Poet? (1934, poem)
Success (1933, short story)
The thrush is singing again (1933, poem)
Universal (1935, poem)

Wilson, H. H. birth name: Helen Helga Mayne; a.k.a. Helen Helga Wilson; Helga Mayne; Mrs Edward Lionel Wilson; Helen Wilson; b. 25 Jan 1902 Zeehan, Tasmania; d. Feb 1991 Sydney, NSW
Mystery of the mine murders (1938, short story)

Wyatt, A Forsyth; birth name Annie Forsyth Evans, aka Annie Forsyth Wyatt; Mrs Ivor Bertie Wyatt. b. 3 Jan 1881; d. 27 May 1961. Secretary of the Tree Lovers’ Civic League, Kuring-gai; biographical snippet and portrait of author.
Centennial Park (1931, correspondence)
National Park Trust (1938, correspondence)
— [To the editor of the herald] (1937, correspondence)
Tree lovers’ league (1931, correspondence)
Tree protection (1931, correspondence)


Texts by Australian women published in 1940s >

* Links to the Australian Dictionary of Biography online
** Biographical and bibliographical information on the following authors can be obtained by subscription from AustLit:
Morris, Myra.
Roughley, Edna.

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