- 3 January 1870
Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- 20 March 1946
London, United Kingdom
Ethel Richardson was educated at Presbyterian Ladies' College in Melbourne, and the Royal Conservatorium at Leipzig. As Henry Handel Richardson, she became one of Australia's best-known and best-loved novelists, finding fame with Maurice Guest (1908) and The Fortunes of Richard Mahony (published in three parts between 1917 and 1929).
Sources used to compile this entry: Green, Dorothy, 'Richardson, Ethel Florence Lindesay (Henry Handel) (1871-1946)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110392b.htm; McCarthy, Perditta M., 'Richardson, Ethel Tracy (1877-1942)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110393b.htm; http://www.knowledgerush.com/kr/biography/831/Henry_Handel_Richardson/ (see for bibliographical listing).