Who is Josephine Margaret Bagot? nee Barritt

Her story of typical of its period – young girl, loved writing, but her stories were rejected in her teenage years. In 1908 at age 19, she married Walter Hervey Bagot, grandchild of Sir Henry Ayers and lived the life one would expect of an upperclass lady married to a prominent Adelaide architect. She travelled a lot and continued to write, but only for her private amusement. After her death at 55, her husband collected together some of her writings for private circulation.

The volume we have is inscribed by her husband, whose influence can be seen all over Adelaide, including the Bonython Hall and St Peter’s Cathedral.

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