Dorothea Mackellar

[Editor: This post provides links to some biographical information about Dorothea Mackellar.]

Dorothea Mackellar was born at Dunara, Point Piper, New South Wales, on 1 July 1885.

She wrote many poems, including the well-known “My Country”, as well as writing three novels (two of which were written in collaboration with Ruth Bedford).

She died on 14 January 1968 in Paddington, New South Wales.

Books by Dorothea Mackellar:
1911: The Closed Door, and Other Verses, Australasian Authors’ Agency, Melbourne (poetry)
1913: Outlaw’s Luck, Mills & Boon, London (novel, set in Argentina)
1912: The Little Blue Devil, Alston Rivers, London (novel, with Ruth Bedford)
1914: Two’s Company, London, Alston Rivers (novel, with Ruth Bedford)
1914: The Witch-Maid, and Other Verses, J. M. Dent, London (poetry)
1923: Dreamharbour and Other Verses, Longmans, Green and Co., London (poetry)
1926: Fancy Dress and Other Verses, Angus and Robertson, Sydney (poetry)
1945?: My Country and Other Poems, W. H. Honey, Sydney (poetry, illustrated by Rhys Williams)

Selected poetry by Dorothea Mackellar:
Australia [1945?]
Australia’s Men [1918]
Core of My Heart [1908, later re-titled as “My Country”]
Fractures [10 March 1928]

Further information:
Beverley Kingston. “Mackellar, Isobel Marion Dorothea (1885–1968)”, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University (accessed 16 October 2012)
Dorothea Mackellar”, Wikipedia (accessed 16 October 2012)
Jane Connors. “Bedford, Ruth Marjory (1882–1963)”, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, (accessed 16 October 2012)

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