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Australian Woman's Mirror, 30 Oct. 1928, p.11
'Elizabeth Powell' 'Elizabeth Powell' i(A1348 works by) (birth name: Effie Williams) (a.k.a. Mrs Alfred Parsons; E. S.; Mrs A. C. Parsons; Elizabeth Sandery; Mrs Effie Sandery; Effie Sandery; E. Sandery)
Also writes as: Kirkcaldy ; Patricia Ann ; E. P. Carne
Born: Established: 1898 Medindie, Walkerville area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 16 May 1988 Adelaide, South Australia,
Gender: Female
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'Elizabeth Powell' worked in South Australia as a journalist and children's writer. She edited the children's column of The Register, for which she wrote and illustrated a weekly fairy story. She also published in the Saturday Journal and in The Observer, sometimes as "Kirkcaldy". She illustrated Katharine Susannah Prichard's The Wild Oats of Han (1928). From about 1924 she spent some years travelling around Australia and in PNG and the Pacific Islands. She was reputed to be the first woman ever to ride out of Oodnadatta with the camel mail (see article by 'Elizabeth Leigh' (Elisabeth George, qv) in The Register 25 Nov 1924, p 4d) and she wrote a book about central Australia (1938). She was also the first white woman into some of the more remote parts of PNG. She moved to Sydney in about 1926. Here she worked on several papers and was on the staff of the Daily Telegraph. She later moved to Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains. From the 1930s she managed and edited a newspaper service here, and supplied syndicated articles to country newspapers.

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  • Born in SA but moved elsewhere
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