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Mary Grant Bruce (christened Minnie) was born in 1878 and enjoyed writing from an early age. Much of her childhood was spent on her grandparent’s property, which set the scene for the Billabong books. Her first novel, A LITTLE BUSH MAID, was published in 1910 and based on her already popular children’s serial of the same name, published weekly in the Age. It was an instant success and thirteen more Billabong books followed.Mary Grant Bruce died in 1958.

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