Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly was born in Beveridge, Victoria, circa December 1854. He spent several years operating as a bushranger in Victoria and southern New South Wales. He was hung, after being found guilty of murder, in Melbourne, Victoria, on 11 November 1880.

Mary E. Richmond

[Editor: Mary Elizabeth Richmond was a New Zealander who visited Australia in 1897, and wrote several poems about the places she visited, later published in her book Poems (1903). She was a teacher, promoter of the free kindergarten movement, and champion of several causes in the service of women, such as female suffrage and women’s […]

Caroline Leakey

Caroline Woolmer Leakey was born in Exeter, England, on 8 March 1827, and moved to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) in 1847 to be with her sister in Hobart. She fell ill within a year of her arrival and was an invalid for much of the following five years. During her time of ill-heath, she wrote […]

Marie E. J. Pitt

[Editor: This article provides links to some biographical information about Marie E. J. Pitt; for various works by her, click here.] Marie Elizabeth Josephine Pitt (née McKeown) was born in Bulumwaal, Victoria, on 6 August 1869. She married William Henry Pitt in 1893 (who died in 1912). Marie Pitt wrote for various publications, including Birth, […]

Louisa Lawson

[Editor: This article provides links to some biographical information about Louisa Lawson; for various works by her, click here.] Louisa Lawson was born on a farm near Mudgee, New South Wales, on 17 February 1848. She was the publisher and editor of The Republican (which was re-titled as the Australian Nationalist for its last two […]