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Ethel Anderson (née Campbell) (16 March 1883 – 4 August 1958) was an early twentieth century Australian poet, essayist, novelist and painter. She considered herself to be mainly a poet, but is now best appreciated for her witty and ironic stories.[1] Anderson has been described as "a high-profile author, artist, art commentator and emissary for modernism".[2]

Life[edit]

Ethel Anderson was born in Leamington, in Warwickshire, England of Australian parents.[3] Her family soon moved back to Australia and she grew up in Sydney and at Rangamatty, near Picton, New South Wales. She was educated at the Church of England Girls' Grammar School in Sydney.[4] In 1904 she married Brigadier-General Austin Anderson in Bombay where she had accompanied him on his posting. In 1907 they had a daughter.

At the beginning of World War I her husband was posted to France and Anderson moved to Cambridge, England, where she studied drawing at Downing College and exhibited some of her work. They later lived in Worcestershire, and on her husband's retirement from the army in 1924 the family moved to Turramurra, New South Wales, and Brigadier Anderson became secretary to several State Governors.

In Turramurra, Ethel Anderson founded the Turramurra Wall Painters Union in 1927 and associated with contemporary artists such as Roy de Maistre and Grace Cossington Smith. An exhibition of Roland Wakelin's work was held at her home. She was asked by the rector of St James' Church, Sydney to help decorate the Children's Chapel and designed a mural scheme for it which was executed by the group in 1929. Anne Speer's UNSW MA Research Thesis, "Ethel Anderson: pioneer supporter of Sydney's Post-Impressionists" (1994) documents her work with this group of artists (see SLNSW MLMSS 5951).

On 16 March 1932, she opened the inaugural exhibition of the Modern Art Centre established by Dorrit Black in Margaret Street, Sydney, to teach and promote the Cubist ideas learned during Black's study trip to France.[2] Anderson also wrote about contemporary artists' work for magazines such as Art in Australia and Home, while her poetry and stories were published in The Spectator, Punch, the Cornhill Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Bulletin. Her poetry was influenced by her knowledge of French literature and Modernist work, with considerable formal and metrical experimentation. Her poem The Song of Hagar was set to music by John Antill.

The death of her husband in 1949 meant that she had to support herself, which she did through her writing, serialising her first novel At Parramatta in The Bulletin. She died on 4 August 1958 in Sydney.[4]

Works[edit]

Poetry

  • Squatter's Luck and Other Poems (1942)
  • Sunday At Yarralumla: A Symphony (1947)
  • The Song of Hagar to the Patriarch Abraham (1957)

Non-fiction

  • Adventures In Appleshire (1944)
  • Timeless Garden (1945)
  • Joy of Youth: The Letters of Patrick Hore-Ruthven (1950, ed.)

Fiction

  • Indian Tales (1948)
  • At Parramatta (1956)
  • The Little Ghosts (1959)
  • The Best of Ethel Anderson (1973, ed. by J.D. Pringle)

Painting

References[edit]

  • Adelaide, Debra (1986) Australian Women Writers: A Bibliographic Guide, London, Pandora
  • Speer, Anne (1994) Ethel Anderson: pioneer supporter of Sydney's Post-Impressionists.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Adelaide (1986) p. 3
  2. ^ a b Harding, Lesley; Cramer, Sue (2010). Cubism & Australian Art. Carlton, Victoria: The Miegunyah Press. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-522-85673-6. 
  3. ^ Rutledge, Martha (2000). "Anderson, Ethel Campbell Louise (1883 - 1958)". Melbourne University Press. Retrieved 2007-02-10. 
  4. ^ a b Australian Verse: An Illustrated Treasury, edited by Beatrice Davis, State Library of New South Wales Press, 1996

External links[edit]


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Kokomo Tribune

Kokomo Tribune
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 03:02:51 -0800

Ethel Anderson eats a white chocolate kiss at the Chocolate Celebration fund raiser for Samaritan Caregivers held at First Church of the Nazarene on Feb. 5, 2016. Her grandmother, Dianna Workinger, said,"Isn't she the most beautiful girl in Kokomo?".

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:40:12 -0800

A female teacher found guilty of having sex with a 12-year-old student has been sentenced to 38 years in prison today. Married mother Ethel Anderson, 31, was told she was a 'parents' worst nightmare,' on Monday as she was jailed in Tampa, Florida.

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Huffington Post
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 06:42:27 -0700

A former teacher of the year who was accused of having sex with a 12-year-old boy told a Florida court that she sent him pornographic texts messages as "sexual therapy" to motivate him to be a better student. "That was my purpose, to gain his attention.

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:20:48 -0700

Mango Elementary school teacher Ethel Anderson, from Florida, was scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday in Hillsborough Circuit Court, but she waived her appearance and entered a not guilty plea in writing. Court records show that during a February ...

ABC Action News

ABC Action News
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 04:22:27 -0700

The trial for a Mango Elementary School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old boy begins Monday. Jury selection in the trial for Ethel Anderson, 30, is expected to begin in the morning, with opening statements directly ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:22:46 -0800

A 'teacher of the year' has been arrested after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 12 year old boy. Ethel Anderson, who is married with a young child, is alleged to have performed oral sex on the young boy at her Florida home. The 29-year ...

2paragraphs.com

2paragraphs.com
Sat, 02 Jan 2016 14:31:47 -0800

... Underwood), and The Drew Carey Show (Traylor). This is Olson's first appearance on The Simpsons but it isn't her first time working as a voice actor. She portrayed Carol/Danielle on FX's Unsupervised and Ethel Anderson in Comedy Central's Brickleberry.

Albert Lea Tribune

Albert Lea Tribune
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:22:30 -0700

Funeral services for Rudolph Anthony Anderson Jr. of Albert Lea will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Salem Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Mark Niethammer will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and ...
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