# 33819

JACKSON, Gladys (1881 - ?)

Under the banyan (signed presentation copy)

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Hong Kong : privately printed, 1925. Octavo, lettered flushcut cloth wrappers (lightly stained and edge worn), presentation inscription to the front free endpaper ‘To Blanch and George, with best Xmas wishes from Gladys. 166, The Peak, Hong Kong. Dec. 1926.’ pp. [iv]; iv; [ii]; 114, light foxing to preliminaries else very good. Includes a number of poems relating to the Great War.

Born in Gatton, Queensland, in 1881, ‘Gladys Smith married William Jackson and lived with him in Hong Kong for nineteen years. While living there, she contributed verse and articles to Eastern journals. When she and her husband returned to Queensland in 1932, she started writing for the Aubigny Argus, Oakey, where her husband was editor. In 1940 she moved to Brisbane. Gladys Jackson was the sister of Constance Gittins’ – AustLit website https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/OLD?id=A-rO&idtype=oldid