Mary Hannay Foott
Biography of Mary Hannay Foott
Mary was born in Glasgow on 26th September, 1846. she was the daughter of James Black a leader in the Prebyterian Church. Her Mother descended from the literary family of Hannay. Mary arrived in Australia, 1853and was educated in Melbourne. She married Thomas Wade Foott in 1874, moving to live at Dundoo, Queensland.
After the death of her husband in 1884, she was to become the Literary Editor of `The Queenslander' for ten years.
She lived and taught at school in Rocklea, a Brisbane suburb in South East Queensland.
`Where the Pelican Builds, and other Poems' (Brisbane, 1885).
`Morna Lee, and other Poems' (London, 1890).
Photograph is of a Fishing party at a Corinda house on Oxley Creek Brisbane in 1897. This large block of land, owned by her father was later donated to the Presbyterian Church where a Nursing Home had been in practice for 75 Years.
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- Happy Days
- New Country
- No Message
- The Fate of Bass
- In the South Pacific
- The Aurora Australis
- The Australiad - (A poem for children.)
- Happy Days
- The Massacre of the Bards
- At the Fords of Jordan
- David's Lament for Jonathan
- In Time of Drought
- Sonnets - II - The New Year
- The Future of Australia
A fringe of rushes -- one green line
Upon a faded plain;
A silver streak of water-shine --
Above, tree-watchers twain.
It was our resting-place awhile,
And still, with backward gaze,
We say: "'Tis many a weary mile --
But there were happy days."