Jill Kitson

Jill Kitson reviews 'The Road from Coorain' by Jill Ker Conway

October 1989, no. 115 01 October 1989
Jill Kitson reviews 'The Road from Coorain' by Jill Ker Conway
In September 1960, Jill Ker, aged twenty-six, left Australia for good. She was off to study history at Harvard and, as it turned out, to make a career as a high-flying academic administrator in the States. The ties she was breaking were those that bound her to her widowed mother and, above all, to Coorain, the thirty-thousand-acre property her father had acquired in 1929 as a soldier settler and w ... (read more)

Jill Kitson reviews 'The World of Charmian Clift' by Charmian Clift

July 1989, no. 112 01 July 1989
Jill Kitson reviews 'The World of Charmian Clift' by Charmian Clift
The World of Charmian Clift is a selection of the weekly columns she wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald’s women’s pages. They date from 1964, the year that she, George Johnston, and their children returned from Greece, up to her tragic suicide in 1969. Clift herself selected most of the essays for the book, which was first published posthumously in 1970, not long before George Johnston’s de ... (read more)