Port After Stormie Seas
Martha was an outstanding woman of great spirit. She took her recently-orphaned nieces, Louisa and “Anne” (really Mary) from uncongenial relatives in Edinburgh and emigrated with them to Sydney, arriving in December 1835. Later, she founded Moore Hall, Australia’s first school for young ladies, in what is now called Woollahra. It was very successful, with boarders from all over eastern Australia and New Zealand.
Port After Stormie Seas is probably Mary Grant Bruce’s finest work. The ABC broadcast it on its morning book reading in November 1983.
The Trustee of The Mary Grant Bruce Family Trust owns the extant copyrights to this story.
First Published in: May 1938
First Publication: Blackwood’s Magazine
Place First Published: Edinburgh
Second Published in: 1986
Second Publication: in The Peculiar Honeymoon (now out of print)