Author Mary Hawkins at the launch of the second book in the Baragula series, Outback from Baragula. Image courtesy Rose Frankcombe.

A best-selling author with nineteen titles, Mary grew up on the Darling Downs in Queensland. After training as a registered nurse, she then completed a Diploma at a Bible College in Sydney where she met her husband-to-be. Being a farmer’s daughter, nurse and minister’s wife helped equip her to create stories with a big Australian country feel, medical and spiritual content.

Her first contract was with Harlequin Mills and Boon for a medical romance and was quickly followed by contracts with Heartsong Presents and Barbour Publishing in America. However, after several medicals, she decided to concentrate on writing inspirationals, both contemporary and historical.

In recent years she completed the Baragula trilogy: Return to Baragula, Outback from Baragula and Justice at Baragula published by Ark House Press. These are still available in print, but now with the emerging electronic media taking hold, Mary's back-list stories are also being released again as e-books.

Having lived in Tasmania for a number of years, Mary still leads an active and busy writing life, presenting workshops and taking speaking engagements as she mentors new and emerging writers.  


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Search for Tomorrow

Search for Yesterday

Search for Today



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NOW AVAILABLE AS E-BOOKS! Re-released works by Mary Hawkins.

Faith in the Great Southland


Hope in the Great Southland


Love in the Great Southland


Great Southland Gold



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Return to Baragula

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Outback from Baragula

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Justice at Baragula

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26.09 | 23:29

Hi, Claire. No SWWT meetings in Hobart but women writers do meet regularly. Look up Robyn Mathison on our committee list and contact her for more info... Cheers

26.09 | 18:23

Hi there
I'm based in Hobart and keen to meet other women who are writing.
Is there a meeting coming up in Hobart?

31.08 | 18:01

2018 Buzz Words Short Story Prize This is for short Story by adults writing for children aged 8 to 11 years. There will be two prizes: first is $1,00

19.09 | 10:41

can you please tell me where to see the results of last competition which closed on 31st August.

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