Bruce, Minnie (1878-1958)

Also known as
Bruce, Mary Grant (1878-1958)
Grant Bruce, Mary (1878-1958)
Field of activity
Author; Journalist
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-619787

Biographies

The author of the Billabong series of books, Mary Grant Bruce began writing poetry and short stories at the age of seven. Later she became editor of her school magazine. After completing her matriculation Bruce moved to Melbourne where she worked as an editor and wrote weekly stories for the children's page. Her first book , originally a serial, was published in 1910. Between 1910 and 1942 she published 37 children's novels. During her career Bruce was a contributor to (Melbourne), Auckland and the During World War II Bruce worked for the AIF Women's Association, sold her autograph at charity auctions for the war effort and broadcast a series of talks for the Department of Information.

  • Won first prize in the Melbourne Shakespeare Society's annual essay competition
  • Passed the matriculation examination with honours in English, history and botany
  • Her story was published in the Christmas supplement of the Melbourne under the signature 'M.G.H.'
  • Her story published in supplement of the Melbourne under the pseudonym 'Coolibah'
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  • Went to London where she wrote articles for the and met her future husband, distant cousin, Major George Evans Bruce
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  • Returned to Australia and married at Holy Trinity Church, East Melbourne
  • After the outbreak of World War I sailed on the troop-ship to Cork and during the next three years 'produced two babies and four books'
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  • Following the war, returned to Australia to settle at Traralgon, Gippsland
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  • Acting editor of for six months
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  • Moved to Omagh, Ireland
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  • Returned to Australia
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  • Following death of her husband (1946) Bruce went back to England

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Bruce, Minnie (Mary) Grant
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Bruce, Minnie (Mary) Grant (1878-1958)
    Strahan, Lynne
    [2006]
    Published: Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
  3. The Women's Pages: Australian Women and Journalism since 1850
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2008]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  4. Who's Who in Australia 1950
    Alexander, Joseph A
    [Melbourne]
    Published: The Herald
  5. Manuscripts 1924-1925
    [1924 - 1925]
    Series: National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
    Manuscript drafts of "Hugh Stanford's Luck" (Sydney, Cornstalk, 1925) and "Robin" (London, Ward Lock, 1926).
    MS 3470
  6. Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958 Papers
    [1.3 m ]
    Series: State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection
    The papers of Mary Grant Bruce include personal and family documents; newspaper cuttings relating to her career; correspondence, mainly with publishers; manuscripts and typescripts of literary works; photographs and other items. The papers of George Evans Bruce include correspondence with publishers and family members; manuscripts and typescripts of literary works; miscellaneous items.
    MS 9975
  7. Page from an autograph book signed by Mary Grant Bruce
    [1 page : 1943]
    Series: National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
    MS 1930
  8. Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958 Autobiographical notes
    [0.2 m, 4 pages ]
    Series: State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection
    Comprises illustrated autobiographical notes of Mary Grant Bruce and Ernestine Hill
    MS 11261
  9. Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958 Letters
    [0.01 m, 6 pages : 7 April 1927 - 10 December 1929]
    Series: State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection
    Letter from Mary Grant Bruce to "Marie" , 10 December, 1929, concerning the death of her son, Pat Bruce; two letters from Pat Bruce to "Marie", 7 April, 1927 and 21 January, 1928
    MS 11668
  10. Records of Ward, Lock and Co.
    [0.03 m : 1928 - 1954]
    Series: State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection
    Correspondence, 1939-1954, between Mary Grant Bruce and Ward Lock and Co.; also, correspondence, 1928-1954, between Ethel Turner and Ward Lock and Co. Correspondence contains details of royalities and sales for some years, problems associated with printing during World War II, and personal insights; also, some miscellaneous correspondence.
    BOX 3719/2-3

Resources by Minnie Bruce (13)

  1. A little bush maid / by Mary Grant Bruce
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Book, Audio book : 1900-2015 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    At 92 libraries
    A little bush maid / by Mary Grant Bruce
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 18.061)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 18.061)

  2. Billabong riders / by Mary Grant Bruce
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Book : 1920-2005 ]
    At 43 libraries
    Billabong riders / by Mary Grant Bruce
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 18.06)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 18.06)

  3. Mates at Billabong / Mary Grant Bruce
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Book : 1911-2006 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    At 50 libraries
    Mates at Billabong / Mary Grant Bruce
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17.951)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17.951)

  4. Billabong's luck / by Mary Grant Bruce
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Book : 1920-2005 ]
    At 48 libraries
    Billabong's luck / by Mary Grant Bruce
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.689)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.689)

  5. Norah of Billabong / Mary Grant Bruce
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Book, Audio book : 1900-1996 ]
    At 60 libraries
    Norah of Billabong / Mary Grant Bruce
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.641)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.641)

  6. Billabong gold / by Mary Grant Bruce
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Book : 1920-1993 ]
    At 39 libraries
    Billabong gold / by Mary Grant Bruce
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.572)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.572)

  7. Robin / by Mary Grant Bruce
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Book, Audio book : 1926-1948 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 23 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.478)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.478)

  8. Jim and Wally / by Mary Grant Bruce
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Book : 1913-1992 ]
    At 44 libraries
    Jim and Wally / by Mary Grant Bruce
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.386)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.386)

  9. Karalta / by Mary Grant Bruce
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Book : 1941-1984 ]
    At 21 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.977)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.977)

  10. The stone axe of Burkamukk / by Mary Grant Bruce ; illustrated by J. Macfarlane
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Book : 1922 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    At 29 libraries
    The stone axe of Burkamukk / by Mary Grant Bruce ; illustrated by J. Macfarlane
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.899)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.899)

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  1. Website: Using Lives: Essays in Australian Biography and History
    adb.anu.edu.au
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    • ... of Death Author Bruce, Minnie Grant (Mary) (18781958) by Lynne Strahan This article was published......adb.anu.edu.au/biography/bruce-minnie-grant-mary-5399.html...
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  1. Bruce, Mary Grant (1878-1958)
    Journalist; writer of children's books
    ... Minnie Grant (Mary) Bruce (1878-1958), journalist and writer of children's books, was born on 24 ...
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  3. Lyceum Club (Melbourne, Vic.) (1912-)
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  1. Letter and postcard from Mary Grant Bruce
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Unpublished : 1927 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  2. Letter
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Unpublished : 1997 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  3. Papers
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Unpublished : 1799-1966 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  1. MINNIE MOXON GOLD RETURNS
    Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954) Wednesday 13 August 1947 p 7 Article
    ... MINNIE MOXON GOLD RETURNS CAIRNS. August 12.— In six months since the New Minnie Moxon Mining ... mine, said a member of the syndicate, Mr. Bruce Cummlngs, to-day. Three hundred and six ounces of gold ... 185 words
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  2. NEW MINNIE MOXOM MINE
    Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954) Saturday 6 September 1947 p 1 Article
    ... Dciiman Bros end Bruce Cumming, of Cairns. It is known as the New Minnie Moxom Syndicate. Already this ... NEW MINNIE MOXOM MINE MAREEBA, September 6.— Good reports continue to be received from the New ... 156 words
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  3. MRS. MINNIE NEWMAN
    The Scone Advocate (NSW : 1887 - 1954) Friday 30 June 1944 p 1 Article
    ... MRS. MINNIE NEWMAN I The death occurred in the Scott Memorial Hospital on 21st inst., of an old and ... highly respected resident of this district in the person of Mrs. Minnie Newman. The late Mrs. Newman, who ... 593 words
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    [ Video : 1991-2012 ]
    At 21 libraries
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  2. The peculiar honeymoon and other writings / by Mary Grant Bruce ; edited by Prue McKay
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Sound : 1988 ]
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  3. Billy Mack's war / James Roy
    Roy, James, 1968-
    [ Audio book, Book : 1917-2005 ]
    Languages: English;No linguistic content, [1 other]
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    Billy Mack's war / James Roy
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    Pratt, Minnie Bruce (Creator) (Speaker) (Author)
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  1. The peculiar honeymoon and other writings / by Mary Grant Bruce ; edited by Prue McKay
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Book : 1986 ]
    At 58 libraries
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  2. Back to Billabong / by Mary Grant Bruce
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Book : 1921-2013 ]
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    Back to Billabong / by Mary Grant Bruce
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  3. Billabong's daughter / by Mary Grant Bruce ; illustrated [by J. Macfarlane]
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Book : 1924-2005 ]
    At 49 libraries
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  4. Bill of Billabong / Mary Grant Bruce
    Bruce, Mary Grant, 1878-1958
    [ Book : 1920-2005 ]
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  1. Re-Imagining the Red States: New Directions for Southern Studies
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  2. Cloud-property retrieval using merged HIRS and AVHRR data. (High-Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder; Advanced Very High-ResolutionRadiometer)
    Baum, Bryan A; Wielicki, Bruce A; Minnis, Patrick; Parker, Lindsay
    Journal of Applied Meteorology
    [ Map, Article : 1992 ]
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    Languages: English;Japanese;Chinese;Polish, [8 others]
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  1. JOHN and ROBERT SEVIOR or SEVIOUR
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    Brothers John (William) Sevior 1834 Launceston and Robert Sevior 1836 Launceston, were Jockeys, Horse Breeders, Horse Trainers and Farmers. In John Sevior's case he was also a Ploughing Matc...

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  1. RE will of MINNIE BRUCE, late of Strathfield, near
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 2 July 1943 [Issue No.67] p 1139

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... BE will of MINNIE BRUCE, late of Strathfield, near Sydney, in the State of New South Wales, widow ... Victoria), the executor of the will of the said Minnie Bruce, who died on 27th February, 1943, hereby gives ... 170 words
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  2. MINNIE COPPER-MINING- COMPANY (LIMITED). MEMORIAL FOR REGISTRATION.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Wednesday 1 May 1907 [Issue No.53] p 2531

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... MINNIE COPPER-MINING- COMPANY (Limited). Memorial foe Registration. I, the undersigned, Thomas Bow ... , of South Woodburn, Richmond ftiver, hereby make application to register the Minnie Copper ... 453 words
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  3. IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Probate Division.—No. 896113.—In the estate of MINNIE
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 23 May 1980 [Issue No.76] p 2644

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Probate Division.—No. 896113.—In the estate of MINNIE ... administrators of the estate of the said Minnie Josephine Fisher, who died on 16th May, 1979, hereby give notice ... 195 words
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  1. Minnie Bruce Pratt: the poet vs. the profiteers.(Interview)
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  2. Belles Lettres Interview. (interview with Minnie Bruce Pratt, poet, essayist and teacher) (Interview)
    Auerbach, Elaine
    Belles Lettres: A Review of Books by Women
    [ Photograph, Article : 1992 ]
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  3. Poets live the questions. (Jewelle Gomez and Minnie Bruce Pratt) (Interview)
    OUT-LOOK
    [ Photograph, Article : 1992 ]
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  4. Reconstructing self, sex, and the south: Minnie Bruce Pratt's walking back up depot street.(Critical essay)
    Peckham, Joel
    Texas Studies in Literature and Language
    [ Article : 2013 ]
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