- 27 January 1872
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
- 27 February 1929
Gladesville, New South Wales, Australia
Fisher was born at Rockhampton, Queensland, and received little formal education. In 1897 she travelled to England, where she spent time writing songs and poetry, lecturing and long-distance swimming. Her first book of verse, A Twilight Teaching, appeared in 1898, and her edited collection of short stories by expatriate Australian writers, By Creek and Gully, came out the next year, both published in London by T Fisher Unwin. Fisher returned to Queensland in 1901, writing for various newspapers and periodicals including Steele Rudd's Magazine. She became an owner of Sydney's Theatre Magazine in 1909, which she also edited until 1919. Fisher self-published two further volumes of verse in 1915 and 1918, but from 1920 found she was unable to continue working due to mental illness. In 1923 she was sent to hospital in Sydney, and died there of heart disease in 1929.