Also writes as: Patricia O'Rane
Born: Established: 26 Aug 1901 Burwood, Ashfield - Burwood area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 11 Sep 1985 Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,
See also: May, Bernice, 'Patricia O'Rane', The Australian Woman's Mirror, vol. 4, no. 44, 25/9/1928. May interviewed O'Rane in her Blue Mountains home. Dark was 27 at the time and she explains that she used the pseudonym O'Rane, among others, because she wanted to succeed on her own merits, not because she was the daughter of an established poet. The article also describes Dark's garden and provides an insight into her relationship with her father.