Ethel Anderson

(16 March 1883 – 4 August 1958 / Warwickshire / England)

Ethel Anderson
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Ethel Anderson (née Campbell) (16 March 1883 – 4 August 1958) was an early twentieth century Australian poetess, essayist, novelist and painter. She considered herself to be mainly a poet, but is now best appreciated for her witty and ironic stories. Anderson has been described as "a high-profile author, artist, art commentator and emissary for modernism."


Ethel Anderson was born in Leamington, in Warwickshire, England of Australian parents. Her family soon moved back to Australia and she grew up in Sydney and at Rangamatty, near Picton, New South Wales. She was educated at the Church of England Girls' Grammar School in Sydney. In 1904 she married ... more »

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