Roy and Hilda Bridges

Roy and Hilda Bridges

Roy (1885 – 1952) and Hilda (1881 – 1971) Bridges were born in Hobart. Roy Bridges is considered Tasmania’s most prolific novelist, with 36 novels to his name. Most of these novels revolve around historical Tasmanian themes, particularly with regards to Tasmanian Convict life. Roy’s book, That yesterday was home was published in 1948 and is sadly, his only enduring work. It reveals his fascinating life and engagement in Tasmania as well as an autobiography of family history. His sister Hilda was a companion of Roy’s his entire life and a successful writer of fiction in her own right. She wrote 13 novels during her lifetime as well as three children’s tales and many short stories.

Read the Australian Dictionary of Biography entry on Roy and Hilda Bridges here.