Collection 2013/2 - Hilda Bridges Collection

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Hilda Bridges Collection


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7 type one boxes

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(19 October 1881 – 11 September 1971)

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Hilda Maggie Bridges was born in Sorell, Tasmania on 19 October 1881 to basketmaker Samuel and Laura Jane Bridges (née Wood). Her younger brother, Royal Tasman Bridges, (1885–1952) known as Roy, was a journalist and novelist, for whom she acted as housekeeper, secretary and companion. Bridges was educated at Scotch College, Hobart. She produce thirteen novels, three children's tales and hundreds of short stories and sketches. Her first novel, 'Our Neighbours' was published in London in 1922.

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Collection consists of material produced and collected by Hilda Bridges. Contains photographs, newspaper articles, material relating to Roy Bridges and his publications and many loose manuscripts and typescripts written by Hilda Bridges

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open for consultation

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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