Mary Gaunt

Mary Gaunt

by Bronwyn. [Mary Gaunt was] an extraordinary woman. Independent and adventurous as well as articulate, opinionated and determined, in a time when women were not encouraged to be any of these things.

“Reputed authoress”: Isabel Grant

“Reputed authoress”: Isabel Grant

by Elizabeth Lhuede Finding forgotten and overlooked Australian women writers. One way I’ve been tracing Australian women writers is by looking at “literary notes”, gossip columns and review pages on Trove; another has been to look at indexes of...
Louisa Atkinson, pioneer woman journalist

Louisa Atkinson, pioneer woman journalist

by Whispering Gums An article on the early Australian writer and botanist, Louisa Atkinson (1834-1872), complementing our previous posts on her, Bill Holloway’s review of her novel Gertrude the emigrant, and an extract from that novel....
Exploring the AWWC Archives

Exploring the AWWC Archives

by Stacey Roberts. “Not only was there a helpful, exhaustive list of female Australian writers, but they were in chronological order and had a direct link to their works.”