Ethel Castilla

(19 June 1861 - / Kyneton / Victoria / Australia)

Biography of Ethel Castilla

Ethel Castilla was an Australian poet. She was the daughter of Frederic Ramos de Castilla, an Englishman of Spanish descent, and May Robertson, daughter of an Edinburgh writer.

She lived mostly in Melbourne and contributed frequently to ` The Australasian', and the `Sydney Mail'. She spent most of her life in Melbourne.

Ethel Castilla's Works:

1900 The Australian Girl, and other Verses

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An Australian Girl

"She's pretty to walk with,
   And witty to talk with,
   And pleasant, too, to think on."
   Sir John Suckling.

She has a beauty of her own,
A beauty of a paler tone
   Than English belles;
Yet southern sun and southern air

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