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Plaque erected as a tribute to Margaret Curran who was a member of the Toowoomba Ladies Literary Society for 49 years and President for 31 years.

Margaret Curran was born at Colinton near Esk in 1887 and was educated at the Ipswich Convent. She worked as an editor and journalist for Steering Wheel, was a sub-editor for the Toowoomba Chronicle, and for forty-five years edited the Country Woman and Producer`s Review. In 1928 she published a small collection of poetry with Carter Watson in Brisbane, The Wind Blows High and Low and Other Verses. Curran was a long term president of the Toowoomba Ladies Literary Society from 1933 to 1963. The Society played an important role in the cultural life of the city and organised annual pilgrimages in honour of George Essex Evans and Steele Rudd. During her time as president Curran was instrumental in organising a national campaign to erect a cairn marking the site of Steele Rudd`s birthplace in Drayton.

Location

Address:618 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba City Library , Toowoomba, 4350
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.566915
Long: 151.952465
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts
Link: http://www.acph.nicheit.com.au/

Dedication

Front Inscription

                 A
             TRIBUTE
                   TO

MARGARET CURRAN 
WHO NURTURED THE LOVE OF
LITERATURE IN HER GENERATION.
MEMBER OF TOOWOOMBA LADIES 
LITERARY SOCIETY FOR 49 YEARS
PRESIDENT FROM 1931 TO HER DEATH
                 IN 1962.
' The Long Road Narrows To Its end! Beyond
Where Bending Skies Kiss Earth, What Shall I Find?
The VISION SPLENDID or ETERNAL NIGHT?
What Matter ~ GOD or SLEEP ~ Since Earth Is Kind.'

Source: NRUM, MA, ACPH
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