Mary Gilmore

Mary Gilmore (née Cameron) was a poet, author, journalist, and social campaigner. She is especially well-known for her two most famous poems, “No Foe Shall Gather Our Harvest” (1940) and “Nationality” (1942), both written during the Second World War. She was born at the property “Merry Vale”, Woodhouselee (north of Goulburn), New South Wales, on […]

Professor Ernest Scott

Ernest Scott was born in Northampton, England, on 21 June 1867, and migrated to Australia in 1892. He worked as a journalist for the Globe (London, UK) and then for The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.). Scott then became a Hansard writer for the Victorian parliament, and then the Commonwealth parliament. As an avid history buff, Scott […]

Southern Cross (author)

Under construction. See: Southern Cross, A Child’s Smile, Sydney: F. H. Johnston Publishing Company, [1944]

Agnes Neale

Agnes Neale, who wrote under the pen name of Caroline Agnes Leane, was an author and poet who lived in South Australia. Neale was born on 5 January 1849 in Cornwall, England, and came to Australia with her family when she was three years old. She died on 22 September 1892 in Adelaide, South Australia. […]

Louis Esson

Under construction. Books by Louis Esson: 1910: Bells and Bees: Verses, Melbourne: Thomas C. Lothian, 1910 1912: Red Gums and Other Verses, Melbourne: Fraser & Jenkinson, 1912 Short stories by Louis Esson: The Pearl of Torres [18 July 1918]