Norma Davis

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Norma L. Davis
Born Norma Lochlenah Davis
(1905-04-10)10 April 1905
Glenore, Tasmania, Australia
Died 5 November 1945(1945-11-05) (aged 40)
Perth, Tasmania, Australia
Pen name Glenarvon, Malda Norris
Occupation Poet
Language English
Nationality Australian

Norma Lochlenah Davis (10 April 1905 – 5 November 1945) was an Australian poet.


Born in Glenore, Tasmania, Davis began publishing poetry in the Women's Mirror under an array of pseudonyms.[1] She later moved to the village of Perth, Tasmania, and lived in a house that is now the Jolly Farmer Inn. Davis contributed poetry to Australian literary magazines such as Meanjin, The Bulletin, Poetry and Jindyworobak. It was only in the early 1940s, shortly before her death, that Davis concentrated fully on writing.[2] She published two collections, Earth Cry (1943) and I, the Thief (1944). Davis died of cancer in 1945.


  1. ^ Australian Poets and Their Works, by William Wilde, Oxford University Press, 1996.
  2. ^ Scott, Margaret (1993). "Davis, Norma Lochlenah (1905 - 1945)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 2008-08-29.  Or Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 13, Melbourne University Press, 1993, pp 587-588.