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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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A Song of Sydney

(1894)

High headlands all jealously hide thee,
   O fairest of sea-girdled towns!
Thine Ocean-spouse smileth beside thee,
   While each headland threatens and frowns.
Like Venice, upheld on sea-pinion,
   And fated to reign o'er the free,
Thou wearest, in sign of dominion,

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