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22-November-2014
22-November-2014
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque provided by Victoria's 150th Anniversary Board commemorates Australian-born authors Nettie and Vance Palmer.

Vance and Nettie Palmer were two of Australia's best-known literary figures from the 1920s to the 1950s. Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (28 August 1885 – 15 July 1959) was a novelist, dramatist, essayist and critic. Janet Gertrude "Nettie" Palmer (18 August 1885 – 19 October 1964) was a poet, essayist and Australia's leading literary critic. Between them they did more to promote Australian literature, particularly (in Nettie's case) literature by women, than anyone else of their generation

Location

Address:Cotham Road & Civic Drive, Kew City Library, Kew, 3101
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.807833
Long: 145.034561
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Front Inscription

Victoria 150
Growing together 1984-5

In memory of Vance Palmer (1885-1959) and Nettie Palmer (1885-1964), Australian-born authors, who were influential in the development of Australian writing and criticism. They gave much encouragement to other writers

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