- 21 November 1911
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Writers Group
- Alternative Names
- Scribblers (also known as)
In 1911, 32 women came together to form a Literary Society. They were intelligent, creative and active women who contributed significantly to the social and cultural life of Brisbane at the time. These women were not only writers but worked in many charitable, feminist and cultural spheres. They were travellers and observers. They contributed to the Comforts Fund in World War I and were active in women's suffrage movements. Some held a prominent social status by virtue of their husbands' occupations in academia, medicine, law, civil service and the professions, but - until recently - little was known of the contribution of the women themselves. Jean Stewart's Scribblers: A Ladies Literary Society in Brisbane, 1911 was published in 2007 by Kingswood Press.