Mary C. Elkington i(1 works by) (birth name: Mary Cassandra Parkinson) (a.k.a. Mary Cassandra Elkington)
Born: Established: Allahabad,
South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
; Died: Ceased: Feb 1925 Brisbane, Queensland,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1890-1899
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Elkington was the first president of the writing group Scribblers. She married John (Jack) Elkington on 27 August 1896. Her younger sister Katie was married to Norman Lindsay. Elkington saw to the education of their three sons - having a particular influence on Jack - when the marriage ended and Katie became an alcoholic. Elkington died suddenly of heart failure aboard the SS Koopa en route from Scarborough. (Stewart, Jean. Scribblers (2007) p.18-29)
Last amended 6 Nov 2007
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