1960s

The following list is intended to provide links to texts by Australian women writers published in the 1960s which are available to be read online, and includes some available only in print form. (This is a work in progress, so if you have an other authors or links to add, please let us know via the contact page.)

< Texts by Australian women published in 1950s

Anderson, Ethel, 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. [Work in copyright until 2028.] biographical note 1964
— “Kunai-mai-pa Mo” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p24) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “Waking, child, while you slept” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p22) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

Astley, Thea. biographical note 1964
— “The droving man” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p176) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
The Well Dressed Explorer (1962; may be available via your local library as an ebook; details untapped.org.au)

Auchterlonie, Dorothy biographical note 1964
— “Apopemptic hymn” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p155) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

Cato, Nancy biographical note 1964
— “Independence” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p133) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

Clift, Charmaine.
Walk to the Paradise Gardens (1960; may be available via your local library as an ebook; details untapped.org.au)

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.
— “Horses of the mounted police” (1960, poem)

Davis, Norma
— “Daydreamers” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p46) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

Dobson, Rosemary biographical note 1964
— “Across the straits” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p146) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “The birth” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p145) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “Detail from an annunciation by Crivelli” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p144) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “Methuselah” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p143) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “The raising of the dead” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p144) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

Fielden, Lorna; b. 1887; d. 1977; may have been the same Lorna Fielden who was Head of the Preparatory School Methodist Ladies’ College, Kew (ref).
Conservation in verse (1969, poem)

Finnin, Mary biographical note 1964
The farm near Norman’s Lane (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p76) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

Green, Judith biographical note 1964
The bush-fiddle (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p208) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

Greig, Maysie aka Maysie Coucher Greig, Mrs Max Murray, Jennifer Greig-Smith Sopoushek; also writes as Jennifer Ames, Ann Barclay, Mary Douglas Warren;  b. 1901; d. 1971.
Censorship (1963, correspondence)
Dr Brad’s nurse (1968 first published; large print edition 2006; novel) – link to archive.org, access conditions apply
The two of us (1964 first published; large print edition 2008; novel) – link to archive.org, access conditions apply

Harwood, Gwen biographical note 1964
Last meeting (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p151) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
Panther and Peacock (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p147) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “Prizegiving” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p149) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

Heney, Helen.
— [The Leaping Blaze (London: Angus & Robertson, 1962; available in print at SLNSW]

Irvin, Margaret biographical note 1964
— “Chanticleer” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p128) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

Keesing, Nancy biographical note 1964
— “Bread” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p170) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “Revelation” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p169) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

Langley, Eve biographical note 1964
— “Native born” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p74) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

Lawson, Sylvia biographical note 1964
— “Trader’s return” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p200) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

Lucas, Beryl Llewelyn, aka “Llewelyn” biographical note 1964
— “Birds” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p47) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

McDonald, Nan
— “The hatters” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p162) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “The white eagle” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p160) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

Moresby, Isabelle; birth name: Emily Isabelle Hunt; aka E I Moresby, Emily Isabelle Moresby; b. 1886, Williamstown, Vic; d. 1967, Prahan, Vic.
Kangaroo that climbs trees (1960, prose)

‘Neville, Margot’* [aka sisters Margot Goyder and Ann Joske]:
Come See Me Die, serialised (1964), Australian Women’s Weekly, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr (final).
— [Confession of Murder, London: Geoffrey Bles, 1960; print copy available SLNSW]
Drop Dead, serialised in three parts (1963), Australian Women’s Weekly, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May.
Head on the Sill, serialised (1966), Australian Women’s Weekly, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov (final).
— [Ladies in the Dark London: Bles, 1965; print copy available from SLNSW]
“Love And the Law”, short story, Australian Women’s Weekly 10 Jan 1968.
Murder Beyond the Pale, serialised (1962), Australian Women’s Weekly, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep.
— [My Bad Boy London: G Bles, 1964; print copy available from SLNSW]
Sweet Night For Murder, serialised (1960), Australian Women’s Weekly, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep (final).
— “You’re Only Old Once,” short story, 19 Feb 1969, Australian Women’s Weekly.

Park, Ruth b. 24 Aug 1917, Auckland, NZ; d. 16 Dec 1910, Sydney NSW; arrived in Australia in 1942.
— “Present Thoughts” (1963, review/criticism)
Road Under the Sea (1966; via Open Library/Internet Archive; access conditions apply)
Secret of the Maori Cave (1964; via Open Library/Internet Archive; access conditions apply)
Serpent’s Delight (1962; via Open Library/Internet Archive; access conditions apply)

Prichard, Katharine Susannah b. 1883; d. 1969
Child of the Hurrican: An Autobiography (1963) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “Some Thoughts on Australian Literature“, The Realist no. 15 June 1964: 10-12. Link to Reason in Revolt: Source Documents of Australian Radicalism.

Riddell, Elizabeth biographical note 1964
— “Under the Casuarina” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p76) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “Wakeful in the township” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p74) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

Stead, Christina b. 1902; d. 1983.
A household (1962, short story with biographical note)

White, Myrtle Rose birth name: Myrtle Rose Kennewell. b. 30 Aug 1888, Acacia Dam, NSW; d. 11 Jul 1961, Lalla Rookh, Western Australia
From that day to this (1961, autobiography) – link to archive.org (access conditions apply; reprint version from 1971)

Wright, Judith biographical note 1964
— “The Bull” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p121) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “Bullocky” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p123) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “The hawthorn hedge” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p123) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “The old prison” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p126) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “South of my days” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p124) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “Storm” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p127) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “The Twins” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p121) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “Woman to man” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p127) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply
— “Wonga Vine” (1964, poem; in Poetry in Australia ed, Douglas Stewart, p122) – link to archive.org; access conditions apply

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