Frank Dalby Davison

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Frank Dalby Davison
Frederick Douglas Davison
BirthplaceHawthorn, Victoria
Fiction writer
Known for Novels and short stories
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Davison, Frank Dalby


Born June 23, 1893, in Melbourne. Australian writer.

Davison was a worker, sailor, farmer, and journalist. His novel Forever Morning (1931) shows the heroic spirit of the everyday labor of ordinary people. World War I (1914-18) impressions are the basis of the novella The Wells of Beersheba (1933) and the collection of stories The Woman at the Mill (1940). Davison’s realistic novella Children of the Dark People (1936) is devoted to the Australian aborigines. The novella Man-Shy (1931) and the novel Dusty (1946) display his observant descriptions of animals and landscapes.


Blue Coast Caravan. Sydney, 1935.
Caribbean Interlude. Sydney, 1936.
The Road to Yesterday. Sydney, 1964.
In Russian translation:
[Novelly.] In the collection 40 avstraliiskikh novell. Moscow, 1957.
[Rasskazy.] In the collection Avstraliiskie rasskazy. Moscow, 1958.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(22) But why should the friendship with Eldershaw have been imperilled by Frank Dalby Davison's abandoning of Barnard?
This may have been to avoid confronting the idea that she was responsible for 'coming between' the collaborators, a story that flourished while Barnard and Eldershaw were popularly interpreted as a lesbian couple, a picture vastly complicated by the emergence of details of Barnard's long-standing relationship with Frank Dalby Davison. Murdoch's stories of the collaboration need to be treated with some caution as she routinely gave detailed accounts of events at which she was not present, particularly events that substantially pre-dated her moving into Barnard's home in 1947.
Davison to Mother, 16/6/46, Frank Dalby Davison Papers NLA MSS 1945/1/529.