In Memoriam: Lady Parkes [poem by Clarinda Sarah Thom (Menie Parkes), 11 February 1888]

[Editor: A poem by Clarinda Sarah Thom (Menie Parkes), regarding the death of her mother, Lady Clarinda Parkes, who died at her home in Balmain (NSW) on 2 February 1888. Published in The Australian Town and Country Journal, 11 February 1888.] In Memoriam. Lady Parkes. Died February 2. The starry jasmine, which did wreath About […]

Menie Parkes

Clarinda Sarah Parkes, known as Menie, was an author and poet. She was born at sea, off Cape Howe, on the ship Strathfieldsaye, on 23 July 1839, just two days before her English immigrant parents arrived in Sydney, New South Wales. Her father was Henry Parkes, who, like Menie, was a poet and author; he […]