Barnard Eldershaw, M
- Alternative Names
- Barnard, Marjorie Faith (1897-1987)
- Eldershaw, Flora (1897-1956)
M. Barnard Eldershaw was the pseudonym of Marjorie Barnard (1897-1987) and Flora Eldershaw (1897-1956). Barnard and Eldershaw met while studing at the University of Sydney.
"Eldershaw and Barnard collaborated on their first novel, A House Is Built (London, 1929), which shared first prize in the Bulletin novel competition with Katharine Susannah Prichard's Coonardoo (London, 1929). On occasions, Barnard and Eldershaw together drafted an outline before each worked on sections which the other revised. They wrote Green Memory, (London, 1931), The Glasshouse (London, 1936) and Plaque With Laurel (London, 1937). Under her own name, Eldershaw published Contemporary Australian Women Writers(1931, an address to the Australian English Association, Sydney) and several articles in the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society; she also edited The Australian Writers' Annual (1936) and The Peaceful Army (1938). In 1938 Eldershaw and Barnard produced a critical study of Australian literature, Essays in Australian Fiction (Melbourne); an historical work, Phillip of Australia (London), was followed by My Australia (London, 1939) and The Life and Times of Captain John Piper (1939) which was commissioned by the Australian Limited Editions Society."
See Australian Dictionary of Biography
- Barnard Eldershaw, M, 'Liberty and violence', in Maryanne Dever (ed.), M. Barnard Eldershaw: Plaque with laurel, essays, reviews & correspondence, 1995 edn, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, pp. 250-7. Details
- Barnard Eldershaw, M, 'The writer and society', in Maryanne Dever (ed.), M. Barnard Eldershaw: Plaque with laurel, essays, reviews & correspondence, 1995 edn, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1995, pp. 222-6. Details
- Barnard Eldershaw, M, 'Aubade', in Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, 1983 edn, Virago, London, pp. 3-26. Details
- Milner, Andrew, 'Radical Intellectuals: an unacknowledged legislature?', in Verity Burgmann and Jenny Lee (eds), Constructing a culture: a people's history of Australia since 1788, McPhee Gribble/ Penguin Books, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 259-84. PDF Details
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