1950s

The following list provides links to texts by Australian women writers published in the 1950s which are available to be read online, and now includes some only available in print. Note: If you find other texts for this list, or better links to any of the texts listed below, please let us know via the contact page.

Deamer, Dulcie aka Mary Elizabeth Kathleen Dulcie Deamer, Dulcie Goldie. b.1890; d.1972. [Deamer has several short stories published in Famous Detective Stories; held at SLNSW.]
—–. “A Woman Internee Laughed” (1951, short prose)
—–. “We Want to Be Seen” (1950, short prose)

Ercole, Velia. aka Margaret Gregory
—–. [At the Hotel Revera, London: Hutchinson, 1952; novel available in print at SLNSW]
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[Bridal Wreath, London: Hutchinson, 1956 novel available in print at SLNSW]
—–. [Two Summers, London: Hutchinson, 1954; novel available in print at SLNSW]

Foott, Bethia.
—–. “Mary Hannay Foott” (1959: The Bulletin, 1 July vol 80 no 4142 (pp 34-35, 44): an entertaining personal account of the life of the early Scottish-Australian journalist, poet and story-teller, Mary Hannay Foott, written by her grandson’s wife.

Franklin, Miles b. 1879; d. 1954
—–. “The Hansom-cab Mystery” (1952, review)

Gardiner, Heather (1915-1954)
—–. Money on Murder (Sydney: Australian Consolidated Press, 1951) – serialised in The Argus
—–. Murder in Haste (Sydney: Australian Consolidated Press, 1954) – link to Trove

Heney, Helen.
[—–. Dark Moon (New Yrok: Crowell, 1954; available in print at SLNSW]
[—–. The Proud Lady (London: Collins, 1951; available in print at SLNSW]
[—–. This Quiet Dust: a novel (Sydney: Angus & Roberston, 1956; available in print at SLNSW]

Macdonald, Freda.
—–. “Sydney’s Sinister First Chemist” (1949, Famous Detective Stories: 77-80; true crime)

‘Neville, Margot’‘* (pseudonym for sisters Margot Goyder and Ann Neville Goyder Joske); biographical and bibliographical information on the author can be obtained by subscription or via library log-in from AustLit: ‘Neville, Margot’.
—–. The Case of Come Hither Bend, serialised (1950): Australian Women’s Weekly: 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun (final).
—–. Cyanide For Supper, serialised in Australian Women’s Weekly (1951): 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar (final).
—–. The Flame of Murder, serialised (1959), Australian Women’s Weekly: 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun (final).
—–. [The Hateful Voyage (London: Fontana, 1962; available in print from SLNSW]
—–. Holiday’s End, short story, 16 Jan 1957, Australian Women’s Weekly.
—–. “Love-in-a-Mist“, short story, 28 Apr 1954, Australian Women’s Weekly.
—–. Murder and Poor Jenny, serialised (1950) Australian Women’s Weekly: 2 Feb, 9 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb.
—–. “Murder of Olympia“, short story, 27 Jun 1956, Australian Women’s Weekly.
—–. Murder of the Well-Beloved, published 6 January 1954 as an Australian Women’s Weekly novel in supplement form, and available on TROVE.
—–. Murder Was Her Welcome, serialised (1957), Australian Women’s Weekly: 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, Oct 9 (final).
—–. “Once Upon a Time,” 16 Jun 1954, Australian Women’s Weekly.
—–. “Over the Fence“, 22 Jul 1953, Australian Women’s Weekly.
—–. “The Seagull said Murder”, short story in two parts (1953) Australian Women’s Weekly: 28 Jan, 4 Feb.
—–. “There’s Only One Road,” short story, 16 Jul 1952, Australian Women’s Weekly.

Park, Ruth b. 24 Aug 1917, Auckland, NZ; d. 16 Dec 1910, Sydney NSW; arrived in Australia in 1942.
—–. A Power of Roses: (1953): ch1.
—–. The Witch’s Thorn (1951, serialised in The Western Mail and elsewhere): ch1.

Prichard, Katharine Susannah b. 1883; d. 1969
—–. Winged Seeds (1950, novel; third in Goldfields trilogy) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

* Biographical and bibliographical information can be obtained by subscription from AustLit.

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