Elizabeth O'ConnerElizabeth O'Conneri(A10132 works by)(birth name: BarbaraLowe)
Barbara Willard Lowe McNamara; Barbara McNamara; Elizabeth O'Connor)
Also writes as: Anne Willard Born:Established:1913Dunedoo,Dunedoo - Coolah - Merriwa area,Central West NSW,New South Wales,;Died:Ceased:6 May 2000Cairns,Cairns area,Ingham - Cairns area,Queensland,
Elizabeth O'Conner was the daughter of novelist Eric Lowe (q.v.), who had a sheep station at Dunedoo, and she lived as a child at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. Her mother was also a writer. O'Conner's connection with South Australia is that she studied art in Adelaide as well as Sydney. In the late 1930s she joined the staff of a girls' boarding school in Brisbane. Eleanor Dark (q.v.) was a friend who encouraged her writing.
O'Conner met her husband while visiting a North Queensland cattle station, was married in 1942 and moved to the Gulf country. For fifteen years her husband managed Forest Home on the Gilbert River and later managed a property nearer the Atherton Tablelands. Her books Steak for Breakfast and A Second Helping tell of their life in the outback. They had four children.