Janet McCalman

Janet McCalman

Janet McCalman is an award-winning social historian and author of such studies as StruggletownJourneyings, and Sex and Suffering. Prof. McCalman is an Honorary associate of the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Her most recent book, co-authored with Emma Dawson, is What Happens Next: Reconstructing Australia after Covid-19 (2020).

Janet McCalman reviews 'Goodbye Girlie' by Patsy Adam-Smith

November 1994, no. 166 01 November 1994
Janet McCalman reviews 'Goodbye Girlie' by Patsy Adam-Smith
It’s a clever and provocative title that Patsy Adam-Smith has chosen for her autobiography. She is a woman who has said many ‘goodbyes’ in her rich and adventurous life; and she is of an age and disposition where ‘girlie’ is heard as an endearment, not a put-down. Patsy Adam­Smith is one of Australia’s greatest writers, although you will rarely hear the literati or the academics sa ... (read more)