Ethel Charlotte Pedley (1859–1898) was born in London and died in Darlinghurst, Sydney. The family migrated to Australia in about 1873. Although an accomplished and active musician, she is known for writing her only book, the Australian classic Dot and the Kangaroo.It is thought that visits to her brother’s farm near Walgett gave her a love and understanding of the bush. After she died of cancer, one of her brothers established the Ethel Pedley memorial travelling scholarship for music students.

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The Australian dictionary of biography

Australian children’s literature