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Mack, Amy Eleanor (1876–1939)

Amy Mack, by J. S. P. Ramsay, 191?

Amy Mack, by J. S. P. Ramsay, 191?

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The death has occurred of Mrs. Amy Eleanor Harrison, widow of Professor Launcelot Harrison. She was better known to readers throughout Australia as Amy Mack, the author of a number of books with settings in the Australian bush, and contributor to leading newspapers in the Commonwealth.

Mrs. Harrison travelled widely in Australia, and her books, which included A Bush Calendar, Bushland Stories, and Bush Days had a mark of reality about them that found for her an increasing circle of readers.

Mrs. Harrison was born in Adelaide and educated at the Sydney Girls' High School. At an early age, she entered journalism, and for seven years was editress of the women's page of the Sydney Morning Herald. During the Great War, she was in England, and in 1916 and 1917 was publicity officer for the welfare section of the Ministry of Munitions. Later, she was publicity officer for the Ministry of Food in London.

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'Mack, Amy Eleanor (1876–1939)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mack-amy-eleanor-7769/text24137, accessed 24 November 2017.

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