• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6244

Dwyer, Vera Gladys

(1889 – 1967)
  • Born 23 February, 1889, Hobart Tasmania Australia
  • Died 10 September, 1967
  • Occupation Writer


Vera Dwyer was the daughter of journalist George Lovell Dwyer and his wife Margaret Jafe (Shield). She was born in Hobart, Tasmania, on 23 February, 1889.

From a young age she contributed regularly to the Australian Town and Country Journal. Her first book, With Beating Wings, was written when she was in her teens and was sponsored by author Ethel Turner.

In the 1930s Vera contributed articles to The Sydney Morning Herald and was a member of the Fellowship of Australian writers. Vera’s published works included children’s books, as well as adult fiction.

Vera married Captain Warwick Coldham Fussell at St Leonards, New South Wales, in 1915. They divorced in 1925.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Literary manuscripts of Vera Dwyer [19--] [manuscript]
  • Fryer Library, The University of Queensland
    • Biographical information
  • State Library of New South Wales
    • Dwyer family papers, ca.1912-ca.1973

Related entries

  • Associate
    • Turner, Ethel (1870 - 1958)