Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Born in Melbourne, Laura Palmer-Archer came from a literary family; her brother E.F. O'Ferrall ('Kodak') was well-known as a writer and journalist. Palmer-Archer wrote as 'Bushwoman' for the Argus and the Australasian. Moving with her husband to 'Barendo', a station in Southern Queensland, she often wrote about bush experiences for women. Her novel Mr Moore was serialised in the Sydney Mail in 1880. Her first collection of stories, Racing in the Never-Never, was published by George Robertson in 1899; its contents were incorporated into a second, much longer collection, A Bush Honeymoon and other stories, published in London by T. Fisher Unwin in 1904.