Review of Letters of Mary Gilmore, selected and edited by W.H. Wilde and T. Inglis Moore
It is the great virtue of this selection from her letters that it gives a full impression, admitting the little vanities, the errors of judgement, the inevitable contradictions produced by a large and vigorous mind, active in public and literary affairs until her death in 1962 at the age of 97. But over the collection as a whole the little vanities are as nothing in respect to the larger humility, the lifelong sense of obligation to others, of service to humanity and within that to Australia.
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