Lesbia Harford, nee; Keogh was born in 1891. She was the eldest of four children and was born with defective heart valves which restricted her mobility and caused her to tire easily, a continual problem that was to amplify with age.
Raised firstly within the middle classes and then with the family bankruptcy and the consequential departure of her father who ran off to the West Australian goldfields, the fact that her mother entered paid work to make sure her children had an education ascribed Harford with a view of society based around both class struggle and feminism.
Her writing of poetry began in her adolescence and continued her work upon entering Melbourne University ... more »
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- A Meaning Learnt
- Child Sun
- Three Teachers
- After Rain
- A bunch of lilac and a storm of hail
- A Deity
- Beauty And Terror
- Cherry plum blossom in an old tin jug
- A Prayer To Saint Rosa
- A Bronte Legend
- A Blouse Machinist
- A Strike Rhyme
- And is love very strong where honour rul...
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