Turner


Turner
/ˈtɜnə/ (say 'ternuh)

noun
1. Ethel Sibyl (born Ethel Sibyl Burwell), 1870–1958, Australian novelist and children's writer, born in England; noted for Seven Little Australians (1894).
2. Sir George, 1851–1916, Australian Liberal Party politician; premier of Victoria 1894–99, 1900–01; first federal treasurer.
3. George Reginald, 1916–97, Australian novelist, noted as a science fiction writer; wrote Young Man of Talent (1959).
4. Henry Gyles, 1831–1920, Australian banker and historian, born in England.
5. Ian Alexander Hamilton, 1922–78, Australian historian; author of Room for Manoeuvre (1982) and editor of Cinderella Dressed in Yella (1969).
6. John Stewart, born 1930, Australian physicist and academic.
7. Joseph Mallord William /ˈmæləd/ (say 'maluhd), 1775–1851, English landscape painter.
8. Lana (Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner), 1921–95, US film star.
9. Lesley Lesley → Bowrey.
10. Tina (born Annie Mae Bullock), born 1938, US rock and pop singer.
Ethel Turner emigrated with her mother and sisters to Sydney in 1879. After writing the children's page for the Illustrated Sydney News for some years, she became editor of the Sun's children's supplement. In 1892 the Bulletin accepted her short story `The Little Duchess', but it was Seven Little Australians which won Turner immediate recognition, both in Australia and overseas. This story of the Woolcott family depicted children in an ordinary Sydney suburban setting. Turner proved to be prolific in literary output, writing between one and two novels a year until 1911 and thereafter one a year until 1928, as well as short fiction in periodicals such as Lone Hand and Smith's Weekly. She also campaigned for various causes, including drought relief in 1903 and the `yes' vote for the conscription referendum of 1917.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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