Henrietta Drake-Brockman was born in Perth in 1901 and was schooled in both Australia and Scotland before attending University in Western Australia where she studied literature. She soon became a published author with the majority of her work being inspired by the North-West region of Australia. Drake-Brockman was mainly a novelist, however she also wrote a number of one act plays. Men Without Wives was her most successful play as women playwrights rose to prominence in Australia for a number of reasons following the war. Drake-Brockman was also one of the original members of the Fellowship of Australian Writers in Western Australia. She died in 1968 loving wife and mother.
Men Without Wives
by Henrietta Drake-Brockman
Northern Australia, the dirt, the heat, the loneliness, everything about it says that it’s man’s country.