She graduated from the Brisbane Girls Grammar School in and said, according to Hoddinott, that as a student she was "undistinguished in everything except music and poetry. Both Gwen and her brother were given piano lessons, and originally Gwen wanted to be a musician.
W Hagendoor an anagram of her name. From early Harwood worked for several years as a medical secretary and receptionist for a Hobart eye specialist.
It also has moments of pathos, and gives an immediate sense of the restrictions on women in the Australian suburbs of the s and s. She teased her supervisor by talking to herself in German because he "has that strange habit, that public servants acquire after long years, of reading his mail over to himself in a mumbling voice, with slight inflections at the paragraphs," she wrote to Riddell as quoted in The Australian.
She recorded this period in letters written to Riddell, later published as Blessed City Primary focus in the English course is placed on the analysis of the themes expressed in Harwood's poetry, and how such themes are relevant in modern society.
Another frequent topic of Harwood's poems was music, and she remained closely involved with classical music for her entire life.
She married linguist Gazzy Garcia in Septembershortly after which they moved to Oyster Cove south of Hobart as he was appointed a lecturer at the University of Tasmania. Frigid Tasmania!
It would be 50 gns. After a disagreement with the editor of The Bulletin, she sent in two poems that were published in the magazine. Her work is also used as a text for the Victorian Certificate of Education and West Australian Certificate of Education Literature Courses in the poetry section for its literary value and complex themes.
There she met Rev.