New Light on Barbara Baynton


Only now, as new information comes to light, can the truth about Barbara Baynton be known, and the mask that hid her for nearly half a century after death be taken away. Baynton herself built up a public picture of her own life which combined fact with fiction, perhaps for a more dramatic effect, and perhaps it was one in which she came to believe herself.

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Published 1 October 1976 in Volume 7 No. 4. Subjects: Literary career, Biography, Barbara Baynton.

Cite as: Krimmer, Sally. ‘New Light on Barbara Baynton.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 7, no. 4, 1976, doi: 10.20314/als.fa0ae36e17.