Mary Wilkinson was educated privately and moved with her sister, Irene, to Melbourne, Victoria. In 1907, she entered a long poem in the Women's Work Exhibition in Melbourne, winning first prize in the poetry division. Wilkinson was active in many of the literary, cultural and feminist groups around Melbourne and committed to the development and support of Australian writing and writers. She lectured for the Australian Literary Society and wrote articles for its journal, Corroboree, and for another literary journal, Birth.
Alone on the lighthouse's island and maudlin in her loneliness and grief, the lighthouse keeper's wife is faced with a criminal determined to learn where her small fortune in pearls is hidden.
The publication of this play is forthcoming.
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The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife
Henry Farrer. Lighthouse. 1880. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Source