Mary Eliza Fullerton was born on 14 May 1868 in Glenmaggie, Victoria.
She wrote twelve books (six under her own name) and numerous poems. Her later books of poetry were published under the pseudonym of “E”, as she suspected that her work would otherwise suffer from prejudice, due to her being a female writer. She also wrote under the pseudonym “Alpenstock”.
She moved to England in 1922, and died in Maresfield, Sussex, on 23 February 1946.
Selected articles by Mary E. Fullerton:
Australia in the Fenlands: Links with Lincolnshire [1 March 1930]
Caroline Chisholm: A good Australian [14 May 1932]
Books by Mary E. Fullerton:
1908: Moods and Melodies: Sonnets and Lyrics, Melbourne: Thomas C. Lothian, 1908 (poetry)
1916: Australian Comic Dictionary of Words and Phrases, Melbourne: E. W. Cole, 1916 [by “Turner O. Lingo”] (non-fiction)
1921: Bark House Days, Melbourne: J. Endacott, 1921 (reminiscences)
1921: The Breaking Furrow: Verses, Melbourne: J. Endacott, 1921 (poetry)
1923: The People of the Timber Belt, London: [?], 1923 (novel)
1923: Two Women: Clare, Margaret, London: Philpot, 1923 [“by two anonymous writers”; “Clare” was written by Mary E. Fullerton, whilst the author of “Margaret is unknown] (autobiographical?)
1928: The Australian Bush, London: J.M. Dent, [1928?] (non-fiction)
1930: A Juno of the Bush, London: Heath Cranton, 1930 (novel)
1932: Rufus Sterne: A Novel, Edinburgh: W. Blackwood, 1932 [by “Robert Gray”] (novel)
1933: Murders at the Crab Apple Café, London: Jenkins, 1933 (by “Gordon Manners”) [incorrectly cited in some sources as The Murders at Crabapple Farm]
1942: Moles Do So Little with Their Privacy: Poems, Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1942 [by “E”] (poetry)
1946: The Wonder and the Apple: More Poems, Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1946 [by “E”] (poetry)