Jennings CarmichaelJennings Carmichaeli(A33385 works by)
Grace Elizabeth Jennings Carmichael; Mrs Francis Mullis; Grace Jennings Carmichael)
Born:Established:24 Feb 1867Ballarat,Ballarat area,Ballarat - Bendigo area,Victoria,;Died:Ceased:9 Feb 1904London,
Carmichael left Ballarat for Orbost with her parents at the age of nine. In the 1880s she was schooled in Melbourne then became a certified nurse at the Children's Hospital there. After finishing her training she married Francis Mullis. They moved to Adelaide then London, where hardship impacted Carmichael's health, eventually leading to her death. Her sons, brought back to Melbourne by friends, adopted their mother's maiden name.
Carmichael was the first Victorian-born woman poet. Her poem 'Sweet Summer's Dead' was set to music by J. A. Steele and published by Allan's in 1934.