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Ada Cambridge  ¦  Beechworth  ¦  July 6, 2018

BEECHWORTH Arts Council has joined with Beechworth’s Anglican Christ Church to present readings on July 6 from the works of late colonial and early 20th century writer Ada Cambridge.

Cambridge, born in England in 1844, came in 1885 to live in Beechworth where her husband, George Cross, had been appointed vicar of Christ Church. It was from this and other parish experiences and her keen observations of colonial society that she wrote Thirty years in Australia. He earlier ‘rebellious book of poetry’, Unspoken thoughts, was described by academic Margaret Bradstock in 2006 — in a new introduction to a reprint of Thirty years — as ‘evincing a strong social conscience and investigating a freeing-up of sexual mores and religious conventions’. Publisher George Robertson said that Unspoken thoughts when published in 1903 placed Cambridge ‘among the immortals’. Read more about Ada Cambridge here.

Ada Cambridge: an evening of poems…
Where: Christ Church, 27 Ford Street, Beechworth Victoria 3747
Date: Friday July 6, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Ticket: $10 includes refreshments: book now