Daughter Woman Mother Wife


Noela McNamara’s third book of poems and short stories illustrates the highs and lows of family life in Australian society. It shows the joys, the down-side and the not so pretty part of life, viewed through the eyes of a woman. Life can change in an instant. Some days are clear blue skies and calm flat water, while others are accompanied by threatening dark clouds and crushing waves of overwhelming complexity.

  • Title: Daughter Woman Mother Wife
  • Published by: Jabiru Publishing
  • Year of publishing: 2019
  • Book format: Paperback
  • Pages: 234
  • ISBN: 9780648292982

Noela McNamara

Noela McNamara began writing poetry and stories while she was a teenager living on the farming outskirts of Brisbane. She studied literature as a mature-age student, gained several degrees and certificates, and tutored at James Cook University Cairns in English and Indigenous Australian Studies. Now both retired, Noela and her husband share time with their children and twelve grandchildren in Cairns, the Sunshine Coast and Canada. A large family with accompanying laughter and tears, as well as umpteen notebooks of “scribblings” squirrelled away over many decades, inspire her lively imagination to continue to create poems and stories.