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Baynton, Barbara (1857 - 1929)

Born
4 June 1857
Scone, New South Wales, Australia
Died
28 May 1929
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Writer

Summary

Barbara Baynton was one of the first Australian short story writers to receive literary recognition abroad. She drew inspiration from her early existence in the harsh Australian bush.

Baynton published Bush Studies in 1902; Human Toll in 1907; and Cobbers in 1917.

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Baynton, Barbara Jane (1857-1929)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070221b.htm.

Barbara Lemon

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