About Evelyn Wallace-Carter
Evelyn was born and educated in Adelaide and worked for many years – in Adelaide and London – in public relations. Some twenty years ago, as an off-shoot of working for the Department of Fisheries, she wrote a history of the fishing industry in South Australia, For They Were Fishers, which she re-issued recently.
As a member of the Association of Professional Historians (S.A.) Inc., Evelyn contributed an essay on The Adelaide Fish Market to the collection published by that association about aspects of life in the city of Adelaide between 1860 and 1930. This was the period during which a William Shakespeare worked for the Corporation of the City of Adelaide as an inspector. Hence the title: William Shakespeare’s Adelaide 1860 – 1930 .
In 2001, Evelyn contributed an overview of the history of the fishing industry to The Wakefield Companion to South Australian History.
As a mature-age student, Evelyn gained an Ordinary Degree and an Honours Degree of Bachelor or Arts from Flinders University in South Australia, and in 2009 she received her doctorate. Both her Honours thesis and her PhD thesis concerned William Shakespeare’s works, her Honours thesis being entitled, “All’s Well that Ends Well” as an alchemic parable, and her PhD thesis, “The danger is in standing to’t”: The possibility of transformation for Shakespeare’s immature male characters. She has lectured and presented paper on these topics, as well as speaking at seaside festivals and to interested groups about the fascinating history of the people and boats involved in the fishing industry in South Australia since its settlement as a British colony in 1836.
Brian Dickey, ed., William Shakespeare’s Adelaide 1860 – 1930 (Adelaide: Association of Professional Historians Inc., 1992). William Prest, ed., The Wakefield Companion to South Australian History (Kent Town: Wakefield Press, 2001).
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