1870s

The following list provides links to texts by well-known as well as forgotten or overlooked Australian women writers published in the 1870s which are available either to be read online or for download. They are organised alphabetically by author. Links to contemporary publications digitised on TROVE have been found with the assistance of the Australian Newspaper Fiction Database (ANFD). If any are broken or incorrect, please let us know via the contact page.

Note: No guarantee can be made as to the legibility of articles in digitised newspapers on TROVE links to which are found below. Some facsimile copies may be only partially illegible; clearer copies may sometimes be found via NSW State Library eresources collection (requires log in for full online access). It is AWWs’ aim that all copies will be legible in time, but we rely on volunteers to do this work. Any effort to correct the TROVE texts would be greatly appreciated.

Links are to TROVE unless otherwise stated.

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Atkinson, Louisa, aka “L.A.”. “Mrs Calvert” and “L.C.” (Titles entered in ANFD.)
—–. A Voice from the Country (24 May 1870; 16 Jun 1870)
—–. Tom Hellicar’s Children (1871; published in hard copy by Mulini Press in 1983, available from State Library of NSW), serialised in Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, ch1; ch2 (mislabelled as 3?); ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; chs 11 and 12; ch13; chs 14 and 15; chs 16 and 17; ch18; ch19; ANFD entry; – links to TROVE
—–. Tressa’s Resolve (1872), serialised in Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ch14 and ch15; ch16; ANFD entry.

Baker, Hannah Newton (?-30/10/1904). Little so far has been discovered about the life of this author. Baker published under the initials “H.N.B.” in periodicals such as Melbourne Review and Victorian Review (hard copies of these exist in State Library of New South Wales but as of Nov 2021 are not digitised on TROVE), essays including “Religion and Education”, “Ode on the Opening of the Exhibition”. Note: a notice for an auction of “Mrs. Hannah Newton Baker’s” estate appeared in January 1905 in the Geelong Advertiser, describing her weatherboard residence, “Bitah Conah”, in Bellarine Street.
—–. Sketches of Australian Life and Scenery, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London, 1876, 350 pp. downloadable as pdf; links to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive
—–. “Some of Australia’s Claims on Her Women” (1878; essay) in Hopkins, F. R. C (ed.), The Australian Ladies’ Annual, M’Carron, Bird & Co., Melbourne, 1878, pp. 14-22. – links to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive. A contemporary reviewer of this volume recorded the following remarks:

Of the papers of a reflective kind we may notice with warm praise an admirably written paper by H.N.B., who points out ably and wisely “Some of Australia’s Claims on Her Women”, and shows, among other things, how much good social work in softening down class differences, and so mitigating class animosities and lessening political dangers, can be done by bright, intelligent, sympathetic Australian women if they will undertake it. (The Australasian 9 Nov 1878)

—–. Frank Carey: a story of Victorian life, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London, 1877. downloadable as pdf. A brief 1877 review appears here. Link to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive.

Bode, Ettie aka Bode, Mrs. J. A. aka Ettie E Ayeliffe (1836-1920).
—–. “The Islander”, in Hopkins, F. R. C (ed.), The Australian Ladies’ Annual, M’Carron, Bird & Co., Melbourne, 1878, pp. 53-63. poem. Link to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive. Also: La Trobe digital collection.
—–. Old Love Letters (1870), serialised in The Adelaide Observer, ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ch14; ANFD entry.

Bon, Ann aka Annie Fraswer Bon (1838-1936)
—–. “Bird-dom: A Memento of 1878“, in Australian Ladies’ Annual 1878) – link to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive

Boyd, Bertha Martin (1836-1873). Goulburn Herald obituary 1873.
—–. “Australian Stars” (1873, poem)
—–. “Lately” (1870, poem)

Broome, Mary Anne** a.k.a. Mary Anne (Lady) Broome; Lady Barker (1831-1911); described in Wikisource as an “Anglo-New Zealand author”
—–. A Year’s Housekeeping in South Africa by Lady Barker (1877) – link to hathitrust.org
—–. A Christmas Cake in Four Quarters by Lady Barker (1871) – link to University of Pennsylvania Digital Library
—–. The Bedroom and Boudoir by Lady Barker (1878) – link to archive.org
—–. Life in South Africa by Lady Barker (1877) – link to archive.org

Caffyn, Kathleen; Caffyn, Mrs Mannington aka Iota (1853-1926).
—–. Kooroona: A Tale of South Australia (romance; 1871)

Cambridge, Ada. aka “A.C.” and “Ada Cross”.
—–. “A Christmas Message“, (1879)
—–. The Captain’s Charge (1879), serialised in Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, chs 1 and 2; ch3; ch3 (cont.); ch3 (cont.) and ch4; ch5; ch5 (cont.) and ch6; chs 7 and 8; ch9; ch9 (cont.); ANFD entry.
—–. “Charlie” (1872), published in The Armidale Express.
—–. In Two Years Time (1879), serialised in The Australasian, ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; chs 14-15; ch16; ch17; ch18; ch19; ch20; ch21; ch22; ANFD entry.
—–. “Our New Chum” (1871) published in The Armidale Express – link to TROVE.
—–. “Rachel Lindsay” (1878), published in The Capricornian, part 1 and part 2.
—–. Up The Murray (1875), serialised in The Australasian, ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch10 (cont.); ch11; ch12; ch13; ch14; links to chapters found with assistance of the ANFD. Text of the beginning of chapter 11 transcribed into TROVE from State Library of NSW copy.

Chads, Ellen Augusta aka “E.A.C.” and “Mrs E A Chads” (circa 1837/1843-1923).
—–. “Graham Jocelyn’s Revenge” (1879; short story available via TROVE). A revenge tale with a twist.
—–. “How Douglas Cameron Found His Wife” (1879): start 5 May, 6 May, 7 May, 8 May (final).
—–. “Two Christmas Eves” (1879; short story)

Congreve, Emily aka “Little Jacob” (b.1830; d. 28 Sep 1896). Obituary in The Advertiser (29 Sep 1896); obituary in Quiz and Lantern (1 Oct 1896).
—–. “The Remaining Rest” (1879, poem)

Couvreur, Jessie Catherine, (nee Huybers, first married name Fraser), aka “Tasma”. (1848-1897).
—–. A Philanthropist’s Experiment (1878), serialised in The Australasian ch1; ch2; ch3; ANFD entry.
—–. “An Iconoclast of the 19th Century” (1878, prose)
—–. “Barren Love” (1877, short story; appears in A Sydney Sovereign and Other Tales [1899])
—–. Monsieur Caloche (1879), published in The Australasian ch1; ch2.
—–. “The Rubria Ghost” (1878), published in The Australian Ladies Annual. Link to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive.

Davidson, Harriet Miller (1839-188?).
—–. A Man of Genius, serialised in The Adelaide Observer, (1872): ch1, ch2, ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ch14; ch15; ch16; ch17; ch18; ch19; ch20; ch21; ch22; ch23; ch24; ch25; ch26; ch27; ch28; ch29; chs 30-31; ch32; ch33; ch34; ch35; ch36; ch37; ch38; ch39; ANFD entry.
—–. “A Song For the Hot Winds” (1872, poem)
—–. The Hamiltons: A story of Australian Life, published in serial form in Chambers Journal, 1878: Chapter 1, Ch2, Ch3, Ch4, Ch5, ch6, Ch7, Ch8, Ch9, Ch10, Ch11, Ch12, Ch13 (final). Caveat: This novella contains distressing examples of racism towards Indigenous Australians; the racism is exhibited by the narrator as well as the characters. Links to hathitrust.org
—–. “In Memoriam (Dedicated to Mourning Mothers)” (1870)
—–. “Homesick” (1871)
—–. “Lost” (1875)
—–. “Miserer Domine” (1875)
—–. “On the Beach” (1872, poem)
—–. “Where?” (1872, poem)

Desda aka Mrs Davies (1836-1890)
—–. The Rival Fairies, or, Little Mamie’s Troubles: An Australian Story for Children (1871)

Dunlop, Eliza Hamilton,** a.k.a. Eliza Law; E. H. Dunlop; Mrs E. H. Dunlop; Eliza H. Dunlop; E. Hamilton Dunlop.  b. 1796, Armagh, Northern Ireland; d. 1880, Wollombi, NSW
—–. “Emblems” (1872, poem)
—–. “Faith” (1873, poem)
—–. “Memories of Maxwell” (1873, poem)
—–. “Mind” (1872, poem)
—–. “Poesy” (1872, poem)
—–. “Tears: A Sonnet” (1872, poem)

Edgar, Lucy Anne ((1838-?), aka “Theresa Tasmania”.
Note: the following pieces published in Australian Journal are available via State Library of NSW but they require login to access.
—–. “Buried Alive” (1870, short story), Australian Journal.
—–. “You and I” (1870, short story), Australian Journal.
—–. “Adeline” (1870, short story), Australian Journal.
—–. “Drummer’s Baby” (1870, short story), Australian Journal.
—–. “Darling” (1870, short story), Australian Journal.
—–. “The Old Familiar Faces” (1873, short story), Australian Journal.

“Edith.” [Identified as female and Australian in ANFD.]
—–. Olive Vanstone (1878) Serialised in Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier, ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; chs 6-7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11ch12; ANFD entry. Links to TROVE.

Edward, Mrs. Millett** (1821-1904)
—–. An Australian Parsonage : Or, the Settler and the Savage in Western Australia (1872) – link to State Library of NSW Digital Collection (takes a while to load)

Evans, Matilda Jane (nee Congreve), aka Maud Jeanne Franc (1827-1886).
—–. John’s Wife (1873?) – link to Google books
—–. No Longer A Child (1872), serialised in The Leader, Chs 1-2; chs 3-4; chs 5-6; chs 7-8; chs 9-10; chs 11-12; chs 13-14; chs 15-16; chs 16-18; chs 18 (cont.)-19; chs 20-21;chs 22-23; chs 24-25; chs 26-27; chs 28-29; ch 30 (final); ANFD entry.

Foott, Henrietta.** a.k.a. Mrs James Foott; Henrietta A. Foott (1822-1916).
—–. Sketches of Life in the Bush, or, Ten Years in the Interior (1872) – link to State Library of NSW Digital Collection (takes a while to load)

Fortune, Mary Helena (1833-1911), aka “Waif Wander” and “W.W.”. Many of Fortune’s detective stories, published serially as “The Detective’s Album” in the Australian Journal, may be found via Gale Primary Sources, accessible via the NSW State Library (log in required; Australian Journal record identifier: 74VKVrXok4RZ). The relevant entries listed below are marked with +.
—–. “A Christmas Sketch” (1879).
—–. “Moya Ryan’s Christmas Box” (1879)
—–. “One Year” (1878; in 2 parts), ch1, ch2.
—–. “A Widow’s Ban – An Original Christmas Tale” (1878)
—–. Wongawarra (1876), serialised in Alexandra Times, ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6ANFD entry.
—–.The Detective’s Album (links in chronological order of publication; available through State Library of NSW eresources, requires log in to access):
“The Commissioner’s Cousin”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal V, 56 (1 Jan 1870).
“The Dead Girl’s Garter,” (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal V, 57 (1 Feb 1870).+
“The Double Cross on the Rock”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal V, 60 (1 May 1870).+
“Down By the Yarra”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal V, 61 (1 Jun 1870).+
“The Wattle-Farm Tragedy”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal V, 62 (1 Jul 1870).+ Also available on TROVE.
“The Detective’s Album”, Australian Journal V, 63 (1 Aug 1870).+
“The Evidences of the Grave”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal V, 64 (1 Sep 1870).+
“The Hart Murder”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal VI, 65 (1 Oct 1870).+
“The Last Scene”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal VI, 66 (1 Nov 1870).+
“The Twenty-Ninth of November”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal VI, 67 (1 Dec 1870).+
“To Be Left Till Called For”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal VI, 68 (1 Jan 1871).+
“A Woman’s Revenge; Or, Almost Lost”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal VI, 69 (1 Feb 1871).+
“The Diamond Roberry’, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal VI, 70 (1 Mar 1871).+
“The Story of Eskdale”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal VI, 73 (1 Jun 1871).+
“The Lost Bride”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal VI, 74 (1 Jul 1871).+
“The Bushranger’s Autobiography”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal VI, 76 (starts 1 Sep 1871, continues: 1 Oct, 1 Nov, 1 Dec, 1 Jan 1872, 1 Feb, 1 Mar, concludes: Jun 1 1872).+
“The Masked Lady”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal VII, 83 (1 Apr 1872, cont. 1 May).+
“The Narrowvale Tragedies”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal VII, 86 (1 Jul 1872).+
“The Ghost in the Garden”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal VII, 87 (1 Aug 1872).+
“The Midnight Burial”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal VII, 88 (1 Sep 1872).+
“Lost in Town”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal VII, 90 (1 Nov 1872).+
“The Terrace Walk”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal X, 121 (1 Jun 1875).+
“John Dunn’s Revenge”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal X, 122 (1 Jul 1875).+
“The Stolen Deed”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal X, 123 (1 Aug 1875).+
“Charlie Hearn’s Fate”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal X, 124 (1 Sep 1875).+
“The Story of Tara Wee”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal X, 125 (1 Oct 1875).+
“The Gully Hut”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal X, 126 (1 Nov 1875).+
“The Silk Robbery”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal X, 127 (1 Dec 1875).+
“The Sundowner’s Curse”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XI, 128 (1 Jan 1876).+
“The Lady in No. 4”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XI, 129 (1 Feb 1876).+
“Disinterred”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XI, 130 (1 Mar 1876).+
“Marden’s Revenge”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XI, 131 (1 Apr 1876).+
“Denbigh’s Lead’, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XI, 132 (1 May 1876).+
“Covet’s Corner”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XI, 133 (1 Jun 1876).+
“The Double Suicide”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XI, 134 (1 Jul 1876).+
“The Madman’s Dream”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XI, 1135 (1 Aug 1876).+
“Condemned By A Bracelet”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XII, 136 (1 Sep 1876).+
“Forgiven Too Late”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XII, 137 (1 Oct 1876).+
“Faithful Tom”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XII, 138 (1 Nov 1876).+
“Traced By A Knife”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XII, 139 (1 Dec 1876).+

Gilmore, Mary; birth name: Mary Jean Cameron; b. 1865; d. 1962; Mary Gilmore was a prolific poet who published over many decades. A full list of her poems can be found at AustLit (subscription or free access via library membership).
—–. “In Memoriam” (1879, poem)

Goldney, Jessie Maria. b. circa 1851; d. 28 Sept 1923 (death notice)
—–. “A Daisy Crushed” (1876, prose), serialised in Bunyip: part 1; part 2; part 3.
—–. A Woman’s Faith (1876), serialised in Bunyip, ch1; chs 1 (cont.) ch2; ch2 (cont.); ch3; ch4; ch5; ANFD entry.
—–. “Hope” (1876, poem)
—–. Isabella Randall’s Dream (1877), serialised in Southern Argus, ch1; ch2; ch3; Chs 3 (cont.)-4; ch4 (cont.); ANFD entry.
—–. Like A Dream (1879), serialised in  Southern Argus, ch1; ch2; ch3; ANFD entry.
—–. “Loneliness” (1877, poem)
—–. “Mary Queen of Scots: An Historical Sketch” (1876)
—–. “Mother, Heaven and Home” (1876, poem)
—–. Our Carrie (1877), serialised in Southern Argus, ch1; ch2; ch3; ANFD entry.

Heathfield, Alice. [Identified as female and Australian in ANFD]
—–. For Ever and Aye: A Sydney Romance. Serialised in Evening News, ch1; chs 2-3; chs 4-5; chs 6-8; chs 9-10; chs12-13 [mislabelled? can’t find 11]; chs 14-15; ch16; chs 17-19; chs 20-21; chs 22-23; chs 24-25; ch26; chs 27-31; ch 32-33; chs 33 (cont.)-35; chs 35-38; chs 39-40; ch41; ANFD entry. Review 29 Mar 1879.

Heron. E. See entry for Emily Manning below.

Hill, Cecilia (?-?).
—–. The Three Troopers‘, in Hopkins, F. R. C (ed.), The Australian Ladies’ Annual, M’Carron, Bird & Co., Melbourne, 1878, pp. 32-43. Links to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive. See Hill’s spirited reply to an unfavourable review of her novel Checkmated (on TROVE: South Australian Chronical and Weekly Mail, 28 Dec 1828 p20). A snippet on her travels (11 Jan 1890) is mentioned here.

Hill, Rosamund.** (1825-1902).
—–. What We Saw in Australia (1875) – links to State Library of NSW Digital Collection (takes a while to load)

Jones, Mrs Henry.
—–. Broad Outlines of Long Years in Australia London: Samuel Tinsley and Co. 1878, a novel.

Kelly, Honora Frances aka Bundarrania, b. 1848, 7 Apr, Barraba, NSW; d. 1898, Jul, Stony Creek Station, NSW.
——. “Sunbeams: Two Sketches”, The Australian Journal, October vol. 6 no. 65 1870: 102-103; available online with library membership via SLNSW.

Kerr, Harriette. aka Mrs Harriette Kerr (1839-1918)
—–. Poems and Songs (1872)

Lee, Bessie aka Mrs Harrison Lee, Mrs Harrison-Lee, Bessie Cowie, Bessie Lee Cowie, Betsy Lee; “Colonial Quizzo, Sarah Pumpkin, Mrs Harrison Lee Cowie; birth name: Betsy Vickery; b. 1860, 10 Jun, Dalesford, Vic; d. 1950, 18 Apr, Pasadena, California USA.
—–. “A Spring Song” (1879, poem)

Liston, Ellen aka “Ellie L*****” (1838-1885)
—–. Auckland Marston: An Australian Story serialised in Melbourne Leader 1879-1880: Ch1 & Ch2 (Nov 29 1879); Ch3 (Nov 29); Ch4 & Ch5 (Dec 6); cont. Ch5 (Dec 6); Ch6 (Dec13); Ch7 (Dec 13); Ch8 (Dec 20); Ch9 (Dec 20); start Ch10 (brief; Dec27); cont. Ch10 (Dec27); Ch11 (Dec27); Ch12 (Jan 3); Ch13 (Jan 3); Ch14 (Jan 10); Ch15 (Jan 10); Ch16 (Jan 17); Cont. Ch16 (Jan 17); Ch17 (Jan24); Ch 18 (Jan 24); Ch19 (Jan 31); cont. Ch19 (Jan31); cont. Ch19 (Feb 7 – short); Ch20 (Feb7); cont. Ch20 (Feb 14); Ch21 (Feb 14); cont. Ch21 (Feb 21); cont. Ch21 (Feb21) final.
—–. The Stauntons, serialised in Adelaide Observer: Ch1 (May 13); Ch2 (May 13); Ch3 (May 13); Ch4 (May20); Ch5 (May 20); Ch6 (May20); Ch7 (May 27); Ch8 (May 27); Ch9 (May 27); Ch10 (Jun 3); Ch11 (Jun 3); Ch12 (Jun3); Ch13 (Jun10); Ch14 (Jun 10);  Ch15 (Jun 17); Ch16 (Jun 17); Ch17 (Jun 24); Ch18 (Jul 1); Ch25 (Aug 12); Ch26 (Aug 19); Ch27 (Aug 26) final.
[Note: Several of Liston’s short stories were published posthumously under the title Pioneer Stories in 1936; link to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive.]

Lloyd, Jessie Georgina aka Jessie Lloyd, Jessie Georgiana Lloyd, Mrs G A Lloyd, “Silverleaf”; birth name: Jessy Georgianna Bell; b. 1843, 4 Jun Longford, Tas; d. 1885, 30 Jul, Coonamble area NSW.
—–. [All Aboard (1879; serialised in The Echo); print copy at SLNSW :record identifier: 74VvDZM0W8dg; also on microform]

Manning, Emily aka E Heron, “Australie”. b. 1845; d. 1890.
—–. The Balance of Pain: And Other Poems by Australie (London, George Bell and Son, 1877). Link to archive.org
—–. “Bodalla: A Glimpse of England Amid Australian Hills” (1872, poem)
—–. Cupid on a Swiss Tour: or Pictures among the Snow Mountains. A Story for Girls (1874) Available serialised on TROVE: chs 1-2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ch14; ch15; ch16; ch17; ch18; ch19; ch20; ANFD entry.
—–. “Evening Hymn at Sea” (1872, poem)
—–. The Faeryland of the Genevese: A Prose Idyl (1878), serialised in Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertise, ch1; ch2; chs 3-4; chs 5-6; ch7; ANFD entry.
—–. “The Hermit of the Blue Mountains” (1873, poem)
—–. “The King’s Highway” (1872, musical score)
—–. “Lost in the Bush: or, a Shepherd’s Blessing” (1872, poem)
—–. “Sister Mabel” (1872, poem)
—–. “The Sweeping Tide” (1873, poem)
—–. “There’s Many A Slip ‘Twixt Cup and Lip” (1872, poem)
—–. “Two Children and Two Fates: A Contrast and a Question” (1872, poem)

Martin, Catherine* aka “M.C.”
—–. A Bohemian Born (1878).
—–. “After Many Years” (1878), published in Evening Journal, chs 1&2.
—–. “Breaking the Law” (1879), published in Evening Journal.
—–. The Moated Grange (1877), serialised in South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail, ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7 (mislabelled XVIII?); ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ch14; ch15; ch16; ch17; ch18; ch19; ch20; ch21; ch22; ch23; ch24; ch25; ch26; ch27; ch28; ch29; ch30; ch31; ch32; ch33; ch34; ch35; ch36; ch38 (mislabelled? should be 37?); ANFD entry.

Mathers, Helen, (1853-1920). Note: AustLit database states that Mathers was a UK author who never visited Australia.
—–. Cherry Ripe! : a romance, George Robertson and Co., Melbourne, 1878, 439 pp. Link to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive.

Meredith, Louisa Anne (1812-1895), aka Meredith, L. A. Dept Communities Tasmania bio. Australian Dictionary of Biography shared entry with husband Charles. Colonial Australian Popular Fiction Database bio.
—–. “Grandmamma’s verse book for young Australia” [not yet available online]
—-. Our island home : a Tasmanian sketch book, Hobart Town: J. Walch; London: Marcus Ward, 1879. [No online copy has been found for this; its content is mentioned briefly here.]
—–. To My Husband‘, in Hopkins, F. R. C (ed.), The Australian Ladies’ Annual, M’Carron, Bird & Co., Melbourne, 1878, pp. 13-14. Link to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive.

Merson, Mary J. aka Mrs M J M (1827-1904).
—–. Emily Graham; or, The Dawning of light: a temperance tale, James Curtis, Caxton, Ballarat, 1870, 299 pp. Link to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive.

Montefiore, Caroline L, aka “Eric”. b. 1856; d. 1932
—–. “Dick Sherrington’s Marriage” (1879, short story)

Neale, Agnes; birth name: Caroline Agnes Leane; b. 1849, 5 Jan Crafthole, England; d. 1892, 22 Sep, Adelaide SA.
—–. Glen Wirra (serialised in the Gawler Standard, 1879): 12 Apr; 19 Apr; 26 Apr; 3 May (final).
—–. [Kathleen (Adelaide: J H Lewis and Co, 1879); print copy at ANL]

Parkes, Clarinda aka “Ariel”.
—–. Fallen By The Way (1871), serialised in Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ch14; ch15; ch16; ch17; chs 18-19; chs 20-21; chs 22-23; ch24; chs 25-26; chs 27-28; chs 29-30; chs 31-32; chs 33-34; chs 35-36; chs 37-38; ch39; ANFD entry. Links to TROVE
—–. Mrs Ord (1878), serialised in Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, chs 1-2; chs 3-5; ch6; ch7; ch8?; chs 9-10; chs 11-12; chs 13-14; ch15-16; chs 17-18; chs 19-20; chs 21-22; ANFD entry.
—–. Only Her Woman’s Wit to Aid Her (1872), serialised in Sydney Illustrated News; ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ANFD entry.

Scott, Maria Jane.** (1822-1899; NSW death registration #6795/1899; nee Barney; married David C F Scott in 1838) aka M.I.S.T. and Spray (children’s fiction). Also known as a painter.
—–. A Many-Colored Bubble: A Tale (1874, children’s fiction; links to Google Books)

Spence, Catherine Helen, aka C.H. Spence.
—–. Afloat or Ashore (1878), short story serialised in The Australasian, ch1; ch2; ch3; ANFD entry.
—–. Hester’s Christmas Gift (1878), serialised in Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, ch1; ch2; ANFD entry.

Stanley, Effie.** (1836?-1894)
—–. The Wilmots: A South Australian Story
(1877) – link to archive.org

Styles, Emma aka “E.S.” b. c1844, England; d. 1886, 11 Au, Unley, SA; arrived in Australia in 1849.
—–. [A Helping Hand: in aid of St Augustine’s Church, Unley (c1871); print copies available Flinders University, National Library of Australia and State Library of South Australia.]
—–. “Unrequited Love” (1877, poem)

Welch, Sarah** aka Europa b. 1851, England; d.1914, South Australia. Welch, writing as “Europa”, had several stories published in The Australian Journal which is yet to be digitised on Trove, but available via library membership; the following Gale links are access via SLNSW membership.
—–. [“A Christmas at Sea-Spray Lodge”, 1876, short story; appears in The Australian Journal, Jan vol. 11, no 128: 243-251; Gale link via SLNSW]
—–. [“August Travers” 1875, short story; appears in two instalments The Australian Journal Oct vol. 11 no. 125: 92-98; Nov. vol 11, no. 126: 133-37; Gale link ch1; Gale link ch5 via SLNSW membership]
—–. The Dying Chroister and The Chorister’s Funeral (Melbourne: McCarron, Birld, 1879) – link to SLVIC digital collections
—–. [“The Fern Fays: A Christmas Story for Grown-Up People” 1895, short story; appears in The Australian Journal Jan vol. 30 no. 356: 267-69 Gale link]
—–. [“The Fernythorpe Choristers: A Tale for Boys”, 1876; by “Europa; available via AustLit – access via Library membership or subscription]
—–. [“Four Valentines” 1877, short story; appears in The Australian Journal Feb vol. 12 no. 141: 292-296; Gale link via SLNSW]
—–. [“How the Baby Made the Match” 1898, short story; appears in The Australian Journal Apr vol. 31, no. 371: 388-390; Gale link via SLNSW]
—–. [“Jack’s Christmas Dream: A Story for Good Little Boys” 1877, short story; appears in The Australian Journal Dec vol 13, no. 151: 188-190 Gale link via SLNSW)
—–. [“The Lover’s Ruse; or, Modern Cindarella”, 1876; appears in The Australian Journal November issue: vol. 12, no. 138: 119-21; Gale link via SLNSW]
—–. [“Robert Mayhew’s Diary”, 1875, short story; appears in The Australian Journal, August vol. 10 no. 123: 659-633; Gale link via SLNSW]
—–. [“The Slip Twixt the Cup and the Lip” 1876, short story; appears in The Australian Journal March vol. 11 no. 130: 364-366; Gale link via SLNSW]

Whitington, Lucretia Sturt aka A Daughter of South Australia; b. 1840, 3 Oct, Adelaide, SA; d. 1918, Adelaide, SA.
—–. “The Armour of Right” (1877, poem)
—–. “Bright Things” (1877, poem)
—–. “Enigma” (1878, poem)
—–. “The Governor’s Farewell” (1877, poem)
—–. “In Memoriam. Henry Lord Brougham, Died May 8th, 1868” (1878, poem)
—–. “The Mail Steamer off Glenelg” (1877, poem)
—–. “Old England” (1878, poem)
—–. “The Old Pioneers” (1877, poem)
—–. “Our National Defences” (1879, poem)
—–. “The Owl and the Nightingale” (1877, poem)
—–. “Sonnet to Faith” (1877, poem)
—–. “To a Crow” (1879, poem)
—–. “To My Bible” (1877, poem)
—–. “Tomorrow” (1877, poem)

Winstanley, Eliza. ADB entry; The Conversation essay.
—–. The Flower of Botany Bay (1879), serialised in The Inquirer and Commercial News, ch1; ch2; ch3; ANFD entry.
—–. Twenty Straws (1874), serialised in Newcastle Chronicle, Ch1, Ch1 (cont.); ch2; ch2 (cont.); chs 3-4; ch4 (cont.)-5; ch6; chs 8 (mislabelled? should be ch7?)-9; chs 10-12; ch13; chs 14-17; chs 18-19; chs 20-21; chs 22-23; chs 24-26; chs 27-28; chs 29-33; chs 34-36; chs 37-38; ch39; ch40 (5 Sep 1874); [chs 41-42 Sat 12 Sep 1874: Newcastle Chronicle issue missing from TROVE, hard copy available at NSW State Library; novel reprinted in The Southern Argus in 1884, chapters 41-42 from there: ch41 (16 Oct 84); ch41 (cont. mislabelled 40? 18 Oct 84); ch41 (cont. 21 Oct 84); ch42 (23 Oct 84); ch42 (23 Oct 84);] chs 43-44; ch45; ch46; ch47; ANFD entry.

Wood, Susan Nugent,** aka Mrs Nugent Wood (1836-1880). Note: access to texts appearing in The Australian Journal requires log in (e.g. via SLNSW membership) to access.
—–. “Beside the Billy” (1870, short story): appears in The Australian Journal, September vol. 6 no. 64 1870; (p. 34-35) – requires log in to access
—–. “Only Once More” (1873, poem)
—–. “Sorrow at Switzers” (1871, short story): appears in The Australian Journal, May vol. 6 no. 72 1871; (p. 527-528) – requires log in to access
—–. Waiting for the Mail and Other Sketches and Poems (1875) – link to Google Books; also available via SLNSW digital collection, may require log in)
—–. “Waiting for the Mail” (1870, short story), appears in The Australian Journal, May vol. 5 no. 60 1870; (p. 502-503) – requires log in to access
—–. “Who Will Love Me When My Hair Is Grey?” (1870, poem)

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