- Dunedin poems 3
L.E. Smith. Daughters of time and other poems. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1952.
Eveline Smith was born into a pioneering family at ‘Greenfield’ estate in the
Clutha Valley. Around the turn of the century, she came to Dunedin where she
lived for the remainder of her life. Her first literary collection Poems was published in 1897 under the
nom-de-plume ‘A New Zealander.’ She subsequently wrote under her own name and
became a prolific poet over several decades. She died in Dunedin in 1958, aged
E.C. McLaren. Millbrook and other rhythms. Ilfracombe: Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd., 1955.
Corry McLaren (nee Aslin) was born into an English family in Tasmania in 1893.
The Aslin family shifted to Dunedin during the early 1900s. Ethel married Richard
McLaren in 1920 and lived in Littlebourne, Dunedin, until her death in 1979,
aged 85 years. Her volume of verse Millbrook
and other rhythms is dedicated to her friend the blind author Charles
Richards Allen, and contains the poem ‘Dunedin from Littlebourne.’
Pansy McLachlan. Dunedin rhymes and times. Dunedin: Stewart, Smith & Hall, 
Martha Louise Pansy
McLachlan was born in Picton in 1882 and subsequently shifted to Wakari,
Dunedin. McLachlan was a colourful figure who, from the 1930s became interested
in promoting peace. She joined the Christian Pacifist Society, and in later
years, the Society of Friends (Quakers). She wrote many a letter to the Evening Star and Otago Daily Times on the subject of peace, and certain verses in Dunedin rhymes and times strongly
reflect this interest. McLachlan was well known in Dunedin from 1936 to the
late 1960s for sitting at a table in a shop doorway distributing peace
literature. She died in Dunedin in 1971 at the age of 89.