Harriet Clisby

HARRIET CLISBY Storm-centre of Two Continents SPENT CHILDHOOD HERE Harriet Clisby, whose death is announced, wore ringlets and frilled pantalettes when she arrived in Adelaide in 1837—but she had a brain that made her a storm-centre of two continents! There was nothing early Victorian about the woman, who left a pioneer music shop in Adelaide…

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Mary Ann Friend

View at Swan-River. Sketch of the Encampment of Matw. Curling Friend, Esqr., R.N., 1830, by Mrs Mary Ann Friend (from Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales). Mary Ann was born in London, daughter of John Ford of Hampstead. In 1826 she married Matthew Curling Friend (1792-1871), a retired naval officer, inventor and nautical…

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Alice Henry

ALICE HENRY and HER TIMES When Alice Henry died, public interest was taken up with World War II. Her work in Australia was practically forgotten, her real career had been in America. Few Australians realised what part she had played in shaping those two countries as they are to-day Too few Melbourne people know of…

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19 Novelists You Might Not Have Read

A list of 19th century Australian women novelists. Notes below. Caroline Atkinson Biography Read or read Barbara Baynton Biography Read Kathleen Caffyn Biography List of works Read Ada Cambridge Biography Read Jessie Catherine Couvreur Biography Read Céleste de Chabrillan Biography List of works Read Matilda Jane Evans Biography Read Mary Fortune (Interesting bio) Biography Read…

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