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Issue Details: First known date: 1929... vol. 5 no. 27 28 May 1929 of The Australian Woman's Mirror est. 1924-1961 The Australian Woman's Mirror
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* Contents derived from the 1929 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Dearness of Bill, Kay (fl. 1929) , single work short story
Nancy refuses Bill's offer of marriage because she wants to be a writer. Later she changes her mind, but finds it impossible to write and tell him. A friend who lives near Bill's timber mill invites her to visit, but it takes a trial by fire before Nancy and Bill are reunited.
(p. 6, 50 - 51)
Ultimatums, Hamer , single work short story
When Dudley Warren's new wife, Edie, wants to have a career he delivers an ultimatum; either she gives up work or he will leave her. She defies him and he leaves for America. Five years later he returns and visits the places where they were happy together. At Bondi he meets a little girl called Daphne and makes a wonderful discovery.
(p. 7, 52 - 53)
Margaret of Navarre : The Woman Who Wrote the 'Heptameron', Daisy M. , single work column
Daisy M. relates events in the life of Margaret of Navarre, whom she regards as the first woman novelist. Daisy M. describes The Heptameron as 'horribly coarse' and 'written to please a sensual man'. The book was banned in Australia until 1935.
(p. 8, 54)
The Swagwoman, F. M. P. (fl. 1929) , single work column
F. M. P. relates the story of a swagwoman who camped at her gate one summer evening. The woman agreed to stay and help in the house for a small wage until F. M. P.'s baby was born, but then she became restless and made it clear she needed to move on. Before she left she revealed the tragedy that led to her taking to the road.
(p. 12)
If I Could Meet Youi"If I could only meet you on the strand", Nancy Francis , single work poetry (p. 14)
The Despot, C. McEwen , single work poetry (p. 15)
Disillusionmenti"At first, when you were gone away,", Molly Howden , single work poetry (p. 16)
Let Us Lovei"Life's the ambuscade of death!", Emel , single work poetry (p. 24) Section: Let's Talk About Books
Untitled, Franziska , single work review
— Review of Said the Spider : A Romance of Papua and New York Mary Marlowe , 1929 single work novel ;
Review of a work previously published in abridged form in The Australian Woman's Mirror. The book was originally published in London, where it received favourable reviews.
(p. 24) Section: Let's Talk About Books

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Also includes the first instalment of the abridged Bulletin serialisation of Barnard Eldershaw's A House Is Built (under the title 'The Quartermaster'), with Lindsay's illustrations, issued as an unpaged promotional supplement.
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