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Katharine Susannah Prichard

  • ... down it came, the blessed deluge. The music of rain splashing on tents and tin sheds drove men to an ecstasy of rejoicing. They turned out to cheer; lifted up their faces and opened their mouths to drink the bright drops; danced round, hallooing and shouting, getting drenched in the downpour. ... Rain filled all the dams and banks and potholes. Every gully was a rushing torrent: water lay flashing and shining in depressions on the flat land and away through the bush.

  • The mining industry might make wealth and power for a few men and women, but the many would always be smashed and battered beneath its giant treads ...

  • She was as uneasy as a cat in a new house, unhappy, suspicious, her fur on end.

  • Life could not defeat her if she were working for something bigger than herself and her personal sorrows.

  • I write to reach people's common sense and intelligence, to show them that if they unite they can make a different world possible.

    • Katharine Susannah Prichard,
    • in The Critic ()

Katharine Susannah Prichard, Fiji-born Australian writer

(1883 - 1969)