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Kay Glasson Taylor Kay Glasson Taylor i(A17062 works by) (birth name: Annie Olga Glasson) (a.k.a. Katherine Taylor; Kay Glasson; Katherine Glasson; Kitty Glasson; Katherine Glasson (Kay) Taylor)
Also writes as: Daniel Hamline ; Toc H.
Born: Established: 8 Jul 1893 Kywanna, Chinchilla area, Chinchilla - Miles - Wallumbilla area, Darling Downs, Queensland, ; Died: Ceased: 14 May 1998 Corinda, Corinda - Sherwood - Chelmer area, Brisbane - South & South West, Brisbane, Queensland,
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Kay Glasson Taylor was educated in Brisbane and at the University of Sydney. After four years' study of medicine, she returned to Queensland and married in 1916. Like her father, W. Glasson of Hazelwood, Queensland, a Newington College poet laureate and one-time champion heavyweight boxer, Kay Glasson Taylor was 'addicted to horses and poetry' and loved book-collecting and breeding ponies. Her pseudonym 'Daniel Hamline' is the name of her great-great grandfather, 'a naval captain of the eighteenth century whose adventurous life filled his Queensland descendent's childish mind with admiration' (Bulletin 26 March 1930, p.31) . Awarded second place in the Bulletin Novel Competition of 1929, Glasson Taylor also received a highly commended citation for a second novel in the competition entered under the pseudonym 'Toc H' with the title 'The Silent Voice'. According to Miller this was published as Many Years (1931) but this work has not been traced.

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • There are two index entries to the Queensland Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages for 1893/003119. Details are identical, except for the names - Katherine Glasson and Annie Olga Glasson. Researcher Dr Spencer Routh suggests that this indicates her birth name was changed by a later deed poll transaction although none has been traced.
  • The Australian Woman's Mirror, vol. 6, no. 19, 1 April, 1930 contains a portrait photograph of Glasson Taylor. The caption reads: 'Mrs Kay Glasson Taylor, of Surat (Q.), winner of the second prize (₤250) in the Bulletin's Novel Competition for 1929-30. Her story, "Wards of the Outer Marsh", willl be published as a serial in the Mirror, beginning on April 15.'

Awards for Works

Wards of the Outer March 1932 single work novel Described by Miller as 'a bushranging romance of more than ordinary merit, written in a light sparkling vein. The hero, transported for a trifling offence in the 'fifties, is badly treated as an assigned servant in the Bathurst district and turns bushranger to revenge himself against his tormentors.'
1929 second The Bulletin Novel Competition
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