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Property of University of Queensland Press - do not copy or distribute Acknowledgments I should like to thank Laurie Hergenhan for help and advice in the preparation of this volume and Clare Hoey who compiled the index to Fourteen Years.
I am grateful to the late Helen Palmer for the support she gave to my work, and regret that she did not live to see this collection in print. Acknowledgments are due to the Equity Trustees, Melbourne, for granting permission to use material from the Estate of E.
Palmer; to Clem Christesen, the founding editor of Meanjin, whose Meanjin Press Books published the first edition of Fourteen Years; to Verdon Morcom, who has generously permitted the reprinting of the pen drawings not wood engravings as designated in the facsimile that accompanied it; and to Margaret O'Hagan of Fryer Library, University of Queensland, who kindly made available the edition of Fourteen Years.
K Property of University of Queensland Press - do not copy or distribute Property of University of Queensland Press - do not copy or distribute Introduction Nettie Palmer is an important figure in Australian writing, with a major place in its development and reception in the s and s, when the bulk of her work was written and the foundations of her future volumes laid.
But even during her lifetime the full range of her literary work was not widely known. A great deal of her writing has gone uncollected. Her books, which usually appeared in limited editions at unpropitious times in the history of Australian publishing, have long been out of print.
She grew up in Melbourne, where her father was an accountant.
He was not an intellectual like his brother Henry Bournes Higgins, the judge, and he was in worldly terms the least successful member of his family.
But Nettie's parents set a high priority on intellectual achievement. Nettie was educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College, and enrolled at the University of Melbourne inwhere she graduated in as a Bachelor of Arts, with a Diploma of Education.
Inwith the financial help of Henry Bournes Higgins, she travelled to London to further her studies in French and German, and to Berlin and Paris to prepare for the International Diploma of Phonetics, which she was awarded early in She returned to Melbourne and received her Master's degree: In she returned to London to marry Vance Palmer on 23 May.
The couple had first met in AustraUa before Vance Palmer's second trip to England inand had kept up a long, detailed correspondence since the end of Their early letters were extremely revealing, both of their feelings for each other and of their temperamental differences and ways of Ufe.
Vance headed his letters 'Back of Beyond' or 'West of Sunset'. His life was one of isolated teaching, recording his first contacts with blacks and half-castes and hermits.
Nettie wrote from gregarious Melbourne of her university studies in Enghsh and Greek, her involvement with the socialist movement, her enthusiasm for the work of Bernard O'Dowd as well as for the most cosmopolitan of French and German writers, and of her plans to write a study of Tolstoy and the Symbolists.
So began what was often referred to as one of Australia's most important literary partnerships.
The purpose of this volume is to focus on Nettie Palmer's individual achievement as a writer and a critic. Some aspects of her work cannot be fully evaluated in complete isolation from the work of Vance Palmer. It has often been suggested that her literary career was overshadowed by his and that she may have sacrificed much of her own creativity for her family.
The extent to which this is true, and the complexities of their marriage, remain in the realm of conjecture, and for every piece of evidence supporting one view, a contrasting one can be selected.
I have chosen to emphasise the sense of partnership which characterised their relationship as being conducive to a proper perception of Nettie Palmer's unique achievement. Nettie certainly helped Vance as a critic; it was she who was largely responsible for the abridgment of Such is Life published in London in ; she helped him with much of the research and the fact-finding that went into National Portraits and the A.
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