E H D, The Aboriginal Mother (poem)

E H D, The Aboriginal Mother (poem)

by Eliza Hamilton Dunlop The following poem, written in the aftermath of the Myall Creek massacre, appeared in The Australian in 1838, and again in 1841, when it was prefaced by the note ” ‘Only one female and a child got away from us’ –...
Suffering, resistance and resilience

Suffering, resistance and resilience

by Elizabeth Lhuede Representations of Indigenous people in works by Eliza Dunlop, Louisa Atkinson, Amy Susannah Staniforth, and Marie Braithwaite. While compiling the pages for our archive, I’ve come across several poems and stories by early Australian women...