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Commemorates the poet and nurse Grace Carmichael who moved to Orbost around 1880 where her stepfather managed a station. She began to write her poetry during this period, and began to express in verse her understanding of the sights, scents and sounds of the bush, often writing in some remote clearing, her manuscripts stored for privacy in a hollow trunk.

Her stepfather and her mother disapproved of her `scribbling`, but a kindly tutor persuaded them that her verse had merit, and she was allowed to continue. The Bairnsdale Advertiser published her first story, and the Weekly Times an early poem; then on 28 November 1885 her poem `The old maid` was published in the Australasian under her pen name Jennings Carmichael.


Address:Forest Road, Orbost, 3888
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.710278
Long: 148.455
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1937
Source: MA,ADB
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