Mavis Grant was born in 1930 in Canley Vale, Sydney Australia. She lived in Marsden Park from 1932 to 1949. She has been writing since she was a child and has had her poetry and short stories published, and her plays produced. Throughout her life she has learnt various crafts including spinning, knitting, doll making and decoupage. In addition she is a member of many writing groups and art societies, and has been teaching Chinese brush painting for 11 years. Mavis married Gordon Gunter at a young age and had four children.
One and One Make Five
by Mavis Gunter
‘One and One Make Five’ is a collection of stories and anecdotes based on the experiences of a family living in a wattle and daub house on a small farm in the bush between the years of 1932 to 1942. It illustrates the challenges of living without water or electricity and the hardships encountered due to a ten year drought and The Depression.
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