Item F1287 - Letter to E.M. England, 1970

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Letter to E.M. England, 1970


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1 l. ; 26 cm.

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James Martin Devaney was born in Sandhurst, Victoria, on 31 May 1890. Devaney studied at St. Joseph's College and in 1915 made his final vows, taking the religious name Fabian Joseph. However he left the order in July 1921. In 1921 he moved permanently to Queensland to a career of full-time writing and journalism. From 1924 to 1943 he published a weekly column of nature notes for the Brisbane Courier-Mail under the pseudonym 'Fabian'. He also wrote a regular 'Literary Section' for the Catholic Leader. Devaney was president of the Queensland Authors' and Artists' Association (later the Fellowship of Australian Writers or FAW). He died on 14 August 1976.

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Edith Mary England was born on 1 July 1899 in Townsville, Queensland. At six years old the family moved to a farm near Boonah. In 1922 she married Schomberg Montagu Bertie. Bertie died in 1937. In 1942 she married Harry August Anders. England wrote novels, short stories, poetry and verse. She won several poetry and verse awards. England worked in a variety of jobs, including the social editor of The Queensland Times, and as a music teacher.

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Letter 16 Sept 1970 to E.M. England congratulating her on 'Where the old road ran', and enclosing payment for two copies.

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  • English

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Typescript, signed.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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