Elizabeth Macarthur

Elizabeth Macarthur

The obverse of the Lone Hand (and of his mate, the Brave Anzac) is that it was women who were left to manage not just the home, but the industry which maintains the home.

Rosamond Agnes Benham: lady medico martyr

Rosamond Agnes Benham: lady medico martyr

by Elizabeth Lhuede The final article in this year’s series on forgotten Australian women authors. This coming Monday, it’ll be 100 years since the death of Rosamond Agnes Benham (married name Taylor), poet, public lecturer, single mother and medical doctor. It...
Annie and Ida Rentoul, the early years

Annie and Ida Rentoul, the early years

by Whispering Gums Another in our series of juvenilia posts, this one on the sisters, Annie and Ida Rentoul   Australia has several bookish sisters, and we have featured some of them here, including Louise and Amy Mack, and Ethel and Lilian Turner. Annie and Ida...
Jean Curlewis

Jean Curlewis

by Debbie Robson. .. more than anything what I value now, looking back on each of the novels (wishing she hadn’t died so young) is the way Curlewis evokes place