A glass of whisky in Scotland in the thirties cost less than a cup of tea.
Probably my mother's life was prolonged beyond that of a long-lived family by her coming to Australia in middle life; and if I ever had any tendency to consumption, the climate must have helped me.
So, babies are taken from their mothers because they get temporarily insane and it's not t...- Marie Osmond
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Nothing wrong with the way your mother looks. First thing in the morning, last thing at ni...- Anne Bishop
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|Birth:||31st October, 1825|
|Death:||3rd April, 1910|
|Profession:||Author, Journalist, Novelist, Politician, Social Worker, Teacher|
Catherine Helen Spence was born in Melrose, Scotland. She was a Scottish-born Australian author, novelist, teacher, journalist, social worker and politician. In 1897 she became Australia's first female political candidate after standing for the Federal Convention held in Adelaide. Called the "Greatest Australian Woman" by Miles Franklin and given the nomenclature of "Grand Old Woman of Australia' on her eightieth birthday, Spence was commemorated on the Australian five-dollar note issued for the Centenary of Federation of Australia. Her first work was the novel Clara Morison: A Tale of South Australia During the Gold Fever. Her second novel Tender and True was published in 1856. Spence had a talent for writing and an urge to be read, so it was natural that in her teens she became attracted to journalism.
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