These are stories of a world whose time, though not foreshadowed here, was coming to an end.
Obviously, Praed saw women of her time as damned if they did conform to society’s standards and damned if they did not.
by Emma|Book Around the Corner: Catherine Helen Spence (1825-1910). Australian Social and Political Reformer, Writer and Teacher who worked for Children
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.