Louise Mack (1874 - 1935 / Australia)
LOUISE MACK was born in Hobart, Tasmania, in 1874 to an Irish couple, the Reverend Hans Mack and Jemima James, from Downpatrick and Armagh, respectively. Louise was the first-born daughter, the seventh of thirteen children. She was a classmate of ETHEL TURNER at Sydney Girls' High School and like Ethel, edited a school magazine. They were in fact rival editors, Louise editing the 'Gazette' while her more famous classmate edited the 'Iris'. After finishing school she spent a short time as a governess but her real talent rested in writing, contributing poems to the 'Bulletin' at a very early age before taking on the latter's column 'Sydney Women's Letter' using a pseudonym, 'Gouli-Gouli'. 'The... more »
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