Hilda BridgesHilda Bridgesi(A3236 works by)(birth name: Hilda MaggieBridges)
Hilda M. Bridges)
Also writes as: Joan Gardiner Born:Established:19 Oct 1881Hobart,Southeast Tasmania,Tasmania,;Died:Ceased:11 Sep 1971Hobart,Southeast Tasmania,Tasmania,
Bridges was the sister of Roy Bridges. Her papers are held at the University of Tasmania. She was a music teacher as well as a writer, and was also her brother's housekeeper and secretary. Source: Bonza Schooldays.
During the 1920s a number of her short stories appeared in the Sydney Mail.
Another work, 'Secret House' (1949), is listed in Tasmanian Literary Landmarks, but no publication details are given; the work has not been traced. The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature states that Bridges wrote a number of novels under male pseudonyms (unlisted). These also have not been traced.