Bernice May's article on Llywelyn Lucas in The Australian Woman's Mirror is largely based on the 'comradely correspondence' that Lucas and May maintained for some years. Lucas had orginally wanted to be a doctor, but this was prevented by the outbreak of war, so instead she went into horticulture and was joined in this venture by her mother. After the war Lucas's health broke down and she sought a change of occupation. May quotes from one of her letters that she 'once tried motor-driving at Miss Anderson's girls' garage in Melbourne. One of the girls with me was a daughter of Ada Reeve, the actress, and we had some hair-raising experiences.' Eventually she returned to gardening, before joining her brother in Brisbane.
Lucas described herself as unconventional, but not Bohemian, and declared 'I hate beer and onions and adore soap and water; I hate sham sophistry and the lipstick and the shingle - but I like cigarettes and Charlie Chaplin and Bernard Shaw. I believe in Light, like Victor Hugo, especially for women, and naturally I think the future of mankind is in women's hands.'
Lucas published her early verses in The Australasian and was 'found and encouraged' by The Bulletin and received further encouragement from Ella McFadyen of The Sydney Mail and Myra Morris. Her short stories and poetry also appeared in The Australian Woman's Mirror.
May's article contains a portrait photograph of Llywelyn Lucas.
Source: May, Bernice, The Australian Woman's Mirror, v. 3, no. 45, p. 11