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Letter by Mary Gilmore, 27 June, 1944 [manuscript]
Bib ID 460234
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Gilmore, Mary, Dame, 1865-1962
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1944 
1 cm. 
Summary

Letter (with envelope) addressed to Private E. Glattauer of Mascot, Sydney, 27 June 1944, recommending bookshops that might contain copies of a poetry book by Gilmore entitled Battlefields (Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1939). Gilmore suggests another title The Disinherited, and notes that "there is nothing Jewish in it. But as a psychological study it might interest you".

Biography/History

Poet, prose writer and journalist. Born in 1865 at Mary Vale, near Goulburn, eldest child of Donald Cameron, a farmer and Mary Ann, nee Beatie. Worked as a state school teacher. Became a friend of Henry Lawson. First woman to join the Australian Workers Union. Joined William Lane's New Australia movement and in 1895 moved to his ill-fated utopian settlement in Cosme, Paraguay. After teaching English in Patagonia and working as a journalist in Buenos Aires, she returned to Australia in 1902, writing the Woman's Page for the Worker in Sydney for 23 years. She began publishing her poetry in 1910 and was outspoken about women's experiences, history, Aborigines and nationalism.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 9243.

Subjects Gilmore, Mary, Dame, 1865-1962 -- Correspondence.  |  Gilmore, Mary, Dame, 1865-1962. Battlefields.  |  Gilmore, Mary, Dame, 1865-1962. Disinherited.  |  Poets -- Australia -- Correspondence.
Time Coverage 1944 
Occupation Poets  |  Authors

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