Mrs E C Davidson was the president of the Melbourne Literary Club during the 1920s, wrote articles and reviews on contemporary Australian literature and encouraged the development of Australian drama. She founded the Playgoers' Club and established the Australian National Minature Theatre, able to seat 100, in her home, 'Niagaroon' in Warrigal Rd, Oakleigh, Vic., where numerous productions of Australian drama occurred. It operated from 1915 through to the end of the 1920s. Many of her own plays were performed there as were those by 'Furnley Maurice' (q.
When Ettie Beaumont's eyesight is damaged, her aunt and uncle, guardians of both her and her fortune, resolve to keep from her the news that their money has been lost in a bank failure. As they struggle with the secret and Ettie tries to recover her eyesight, she is also facing the heartbreak of her lover's lies.
See the AustLit record for The Fight.
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Henrietta Browne, La mère et l'enfant, c.1901. Via Wikimedia Commons. Source
The Moon Child
Charles Douglas Richardson, The Bunyip, 1900. From Childhood in Bud and Blossom, Melbourne: Atlas Press, 1900. Via Wikimedia Commons. Source