1880s

The list below provides links to texts by well-known and forgotten Australian women writers published in the 1880s which are available either to be read online or for download. They are organised alphabetically by author and title. 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. Links are to TROVE unless otherwise stated.

Note: No guarantee can be made as to the legibility of text found digitised 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 our 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. Titles in [brackets] denote print copy only found.

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“A Hobart Young Lady.”
—–. A Daughter of Herodias (1887), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch6 (cont.); ch7; ch7 (cont.); ch8; ch9; ANFD entry.
—–. All Through Pluto (1881), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11ANFD entry.
—–. Did I Love Her? An Australian Novel (1882), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch5 (cont.); ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ANFD entry.
—–. Mr Fortescue’s Will (1884), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ANFD entry.

Blackett, Evelyn. aka “A Tasmanian Lady”; short bio in Table Talk 1891:

Miss Evelyn Blackett, the talented young Tasmanian writer, is expected to take up her residence in Melbourne, and add one more to the throng of those who forswear the needle for the pen. Miss Blackett is a constant contributor to the Tasmanian Mail and Hobart Mercury, having twice gained the prize for competitive storiecs annually offered by The Mail. She also published in conjunction with Mrs. Tranmar (who, by the way, has been confined to her room with sickness for nearly two months), a clever book of Christmas stories, which had such a successful run that it is now out of print.

—–. ed. with Ellie Tranmar. The Chinese Interpreter and Other Christmas Stories J. Walch & Sons, Hobart (1881) – link to SLNSW digital collections, containing:
– “A Tangled Skein” (1888)
– “For the Sake of Scalby” (1888)
—-. Paul Thornton/Thorncroft (1888): ch1; ch2-3; ch3 (cont.); ch5 (final).

Blitz, Julia, aka Mrs A Blitz, aka “Modicum”. (1846 – 1923). So far, biographical details for this author are scant. A TROVE entry mentions Mrs Julia Blitz on the occasion of the death of her husband, Antonio (or Antoine):

On 25th July last died Mr. Antonio Blitz, for many years a very much respected resident of Townsville, Queensland, and afterwards at Tamvorth, N.S.W. He was seventy two years of age, and leaves a widow, Mrs. Julia Blitz, well known as an authoress and literary contributor to the “Queenslander.” She is a daughter of the late Mr. Israel Myers, of Sydney. (Jewish Herald, 11 Aug 1905)

A notice of her death appeared on 22 Feb 1923 in The Australian Jewish Chronicle, mentioning she was a one-time matron of the Sir Moses Montefiore Home.
—–. After a Hundred Years (1884), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ch14; ch15; ch16; cj17; conclusion; ANFD entry.
—–. Cousin Polly. A Tale of Cudtheringa (1887), chs 1 and part of 2; 2 (cont.); ch3; ch3 (cont.); ch4; ch5; ANFD entry.
—–. Crushed Flowers (1889), chs 1 and start of 2; ch2 (cont.); ch3; ch4; ch5; ANFD entry.
—–. Digger Dick’s Darling, and other tales: Romance of Australian Squatting, Mining, and Social Life (Melbourne: E W Cole, 1888); various works – link to SLNSW digital collection. Includes: “Digger Dick’s Darling (in 10 capters); “‘Horley’s Art'” (in six chapters); “Caught By a Bow” (in three parts”, and “The Wurtamurtah Estate Prize”)
—–. Heilbronn (1883), 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; ch25 (cont.); ch26 (conclusion); ANFD entry.
—–. “The Story of a Queensland Banknote” (1887); ch1, ch2, ch3. ANFD entry.
—–. “The Wurtamurtah Estate Prize” (1887), chs 1 and 2; ch3, ch4. ANFD entry.

Bode, Mrs J A. aka “Ettie E Ayeliffe”, “Ettie Bode”.
—–. “A Tale of Colonial Life” (1889).
—–. The Flaw in the Diamond (1885), ch1; ch2; ch3; chs 3 (cont.) and 4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch8 cont. (conclusion); ANFD entry.
—–. Original Poems (Adeladie: Mrs J A Bode, 1885) – links to State Library of Victoria Digital collection
—–. “Want” (1885) [poem].
—–. “Woman; or Fidelity: by Ettie Ayliffe 1870” (1882, poem)

Bones, Georgina Marie aka Mona Marie b. 1848, London; d. 1919, Ballarat, Vic; arrived in Australia 1858.
—–. The Casket of Gems (Luplau and Henwood, 1882; poetry) – link to SLNSW digital collection

Braithwaite, Marie, aka Jack Rugby and E J Braithwaite, nee Maria Black. b. circa 1861; d. 1927 (obituary)
—–. “A Christmas Sunset” (1886, poem)
—–. “A Holiday on the Port Elliot Rocks” (1886, poem)
—–. “I Never May” (1888, poem)
—–. “Poet Bliss” (1887, poem)
—–. “Queen Victoria’s Jubilee” (1887, poem)
—–. “The Southern Spring” (1889, poem)
—–. “To the Finniss River” (1887, poem)
—–. “The Unspoken Message” (1888, poem)
—–. “Whisper, Are You Good and True?” (1889, poem)

Broad, Mrs Alfred. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD. Possibly the married name of Emmeline Fanny Ray (source: wikipedia entry on Alfred Scott Broad).
—–. “Neyes: A Romance of the Sea” (1889), ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4.

Broome, Mary Anne** a.k.a. Mary Anne (Lady) Broome; Lady Barker (1831-1911) – identified as “Anglo-New Zealand author” on Wikisource.
—–. First Lessons in the Principles of Cooking, In Three Parts by Lady Barker (1886) – link to archive.org
—–. Station Amusements in New Zealand by Lady Barker (date?) – link to Gutenberg.org
—–. Station Life in New Zealand (1883) – link to Gutenberg.org
—–. Harry Treverton: His Tramps and Troubles: Told by Himself W. H. Timperley (1889) edited by Lady Broome, available online via AustLit database but requires log in to access (available via library membership, e.g. SLNSW).

Cambridge, Ada (1844-1926).
—–. A Girl’s Ideal (1881-82): chs 1-2; ch3; ch4; chs 5-6; ch7; ch7 (cont.); ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; chs 12-13; ch14; ch15; ch16; ch17; ch18; ch19; ch20; ch21ANFD entry.
—–. “A Honeymoon Adventure” (1884), chs 1-7, chs 8-10, chs 11-12 (conclusion).
—–. A Little Minx (1885): chs 1-2; ch3; chs 4-5; chs 6-7; chs 8-9; chs 10-11; chs 12-13; chs 14-15; ANFD entry.
—–. A Mere Chance Vol 1 (1882); Vol 2 (1882); Vol 3 (1882); also serialised and available in TROVE, ch1; links to other chapters available via ANFD.
—–. A Successful Experiment (1884), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ANFD entry.
—–. A Black Sheep: Some of the Episodes of His Life (1888) [aka A Marked Man], ch 1; ch2; chs 3-4; chs 5-6; chs 7-8; chs 9-10; ch11; chs 11 (cont.)-12; ch13; ch14; chs 15-16; chs 17-18; ch19; chs 20-21; chs 22-23 (poor scan quality); chs 24-25; chs 26-27; ch28; chs 29-30; ch31; chs 32-33; chs 34-36; chs 37-38; ch39; ch40; chs 41-42; chs 43-44; ch45; chs 46-47; chs 48-49; ch50; ch51; ANFD entry.
—–. A Woman’s Friendship (1889), chs 1-2 (poor quality scan); chs 3-4; chs 5-6; chs 7-8; chs 9-10; chs 11-12; chs 13-14; chs 15-16; chs 17-18; ANFD entry.
—–. Against the Grain (1882), ch1; chs 2; chs 3-4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; chs 13-14; ch15; ch16; ch17; ch18; ch19; ch20; ch21; ch22; ANFD entry.
—–. Against the Rules (1885; serialised in The Australasian, Nov 1885-Jan 1886), 1ch; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ch14; ch15 (very poor quality scan); ch16; ANFD entry.
—–. Missed in the Crowd (1881), ch 1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; chs 13-14; ch15; ch16; ch17; ch18; ch19; ch20; ch21; ch22; ch23; ch24; ch25; ch26; ch27; ch28; ch29; ch30; ch31; ch32; ch33; ch34; ch35; ch36; ch37; ch38; ANFD entry.
—–. “Mrs Carlisle’s Enemy” (1884), a story in four parts: ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4.
—–. Mrs Carnegie’s Husband (1884-85), 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; ch30; ANFD entry.
—–. “My Guardian” (1886-87); serialised initially in Morwell Advocate: ch1 (30 Oct 1886); 2 (6 Nov 1886, poor quality scan); 3 (13 Nov 1886)? (20 Nov 1886); ? 27 Nov 1886, very poor quality scan; 4 (4 Dec 1886); 5 (11 Dec 1886); 6 (18 Dec 1886) ; change of publication name to Morwell Advertiser: 7 (29 Jan 1887); 8-9 (12 Feb 1887); 8 (26 Feb 1887); 8 (mislabelled? cont.?) 12 Mar 1887 (to be continued); ANFD entry (incomplete). [So far the conclusion to this story hasn’t been unearthed, and persual of the following weeks’ issues has failed to locate the continuation. Note: there may be multiple copies of the Morwell Advocate in TROVE as the Advocate appears to have been coupled with other publications.]
—–. The Perversity of Human Nature (1887-88), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11ANFD entry.
—–. The Three Miss Kings (1883), 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; ch30; ch31; ch32; ch33; ch34; ch35; ch36; ch37; ch38; ch39; ch40; ch41; ch42; ch43; ch44; ch45; ch46; ch47; ch48; ch49; ch50; ch51; ch52; ANFD entry.
—–. “Under Favourable Circumstances” (1884), chs 1-2; ch3.

Campbell-Praed, Mrs (Rosa).
—–. Miss Jacobsen’s Chance (1886), Volume 1: chs 1-2; ch3; chs 4-5; ch6; ch7; chs 8-9; ch10; chs 11-12; chs 13-14; chs15-16; Volume 2: chs 1-2; chs 3-4; chs 5-6; chs 7-8; chs 9-10; chs 11-12; ch13; ch14; ch15; ch16; ANFD entry.

Carmichael, Jennings aka Grace Elizabeth Jennings, Carmichael, Mrs Francis Mullis. b 24 Feb 1867, c 9 Feb 1904. Carmichael published several short stories, as well as over 200 poems which appear on the AustLit database, the first of which is:
—–. “The Old Maid” (1885, poem)

Carroll (also “Carrol”), Janet aka “J. C”. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. By The River’s Side (1882), ch1; ch1 (cont.); ch2;ch 3; ch4chs 4 (cont.)-5; ch6ANFD entry.
—–. “Color Tainted” (1883).
—–. “Ghosts or No Ghosts” (1884, short story by “J.C.”)
—–. “Harriette Hurst’s Christmas” (1883), ch1; ch2.
—–. “Marc Grecli” (1884), ch1; ch2; ch3.
—–. “Theodora Vail: A Story in Six Chapters” (1882), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ANFD entry.

Castilla, Ethel. aka Ethelrita Ramos de Castilla, aka “Viva”. b. Kyneton, Vic 1861; d. Camberwell, Vic, 1937.
—–. “The Australian Girl” (1887, poem)
—–. “Sara Champion: A Tale of the Early Days of Melbourne” (1889, short story).

Chads, Ellen Augusta or “E.A.C.” (circa1837/1843-1923). The Herald printed an obituary (8 Oct 1923) Links below are to TROVE.
—–. “A Terrible Honeymoon” (1887; short story). A minister recounts the tragedy experienced by his young wife in her former marriage. Set on an island, possibly Ceylon/Sri Lanka.
—–. “Colonal Montague’s Secret” (1885; short story)
—–. Fulke Egerton’s Vow (1880): ch1, ch2
—–. “The Ghost of Wanganilla” (1889; short story). A newcomer to the colony investigates the appearance of a “ghost”.
—–. The Haunted Grange (1880; serialised in multiple publications), ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4, ch4 (cont.), ch5, ch5 (cont.), ch6, chs 6 cont. & 7; chs 8, 9 & 10; ch10 (cont.) start 11; ch11 (cont.) & start 12, ch12 (cont). and start of 13, chj13 (cont.) & start 14; ch 14 (cont.) final.
—–. “Olive Carlisle’s New Year’s Gift” (1881; short story)
—–. “What Katie Vaughan Lost and Gained on Christmas Day” (1880; short story)

Chubb, Christian Westgarth (née Macarthur). Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “Het: A Romance of the Bush” (1887).

Clark, Nellie S, aka N S Clark, Ellen Sophia “Nellie” Salmon b. 1854 Somsert, Eng; d. 1907.
—–. Songs from the Gippsland Forest (1887, poetry) – link to SLVIC digital collection

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).
—–. “Harvest Song” (1884, poem)
—–. “Our Father” (1884, poem)
—–. “Our Flowers” (1884, poem)
—–. “Praise and Prayer” (1887, poem)
—–. “Sabbath Day” (1883, poem)
—–. “Stanzas” (1884, poem)
—–. “Spring” (1884, poem)
—–. “What Are the Horses’ Wages?” (1883, poem)

Cooper Leontine (1837-1903) aka “Onyx”.
—–. “A Thousand Pounds” (1880), published in The Queenslander, ch1; ch2; ANFD entry.
—–. “A Bad Night’s Camp” (1886, short story)
—–. “A Strange Truth” (1885, short story)
—–. “A True Dog Story” (1887, short story)
—–. “The Cost of a Kiss” (1886, short story)
—–. Constance Duchesne: Is Life Worth Living? (1881), published in The Brisbane Courier, chs 1-2; chs 3-4; chs 5-6; chs 7-8; chs 9-10; chs 11-13; chs 14-15; chs 16-17; chs 18-19; chs 20-21; chs 23-24; ANFD entry.
—–. Divers Ways (1885); written for and published in The Queenslander, 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 17-18; chs 19-20; chs 21-22; chs 23-24; chs 25-26; chs 27-28; chs 29-30; ch31; ch32; chs 33-34; chs 35-36; chs 37-38; ANFD entry.
—–. “Do Men Improve With Age?” (1887, essay)
—–. “Dogs and Women, Especially Dogs.” (1886, essay)
—–. Ianthe’s Vision: Or, Forewarned is Forearmed (1887), published in The Queenslander, chs 1-2; chs 3-4; chs 5-7; chs 8-9; chs 10-11; chs 11-14; chs 15-16; ch17; ANFD entry.
—–. Marcia (1882), published in The Brisbane Courier, chs 1-2; chs 3-4; chs 5-7; chs 8-10; chs 11-13; chs 14-16; chs 17-22; chs 23-25; chs 26-28;  links to other chapters available via the ANFD.
—–. “Married People” (1887, essay)
—–. “Men and Women” (1887, essay)
—–. “Names” (1886, essay)
—–. “Nona: A True Dog Story” (1887, short story).
—–. “Noses” (1886, essay)
—–. Off The Beaten Track (1887), published in The Queenslander, chs 1-2; chs 3-4; chs 5-6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11.
—–. “On Bush Life”, (1886, essay).
—–. “Popular Fallacies” (1866, essay)
—–. “Queensland Girls” (1888, essay)
—–. “Repulsion of the Sexes, and the Future of Man” (1883, essay)
—–. Sir Peter (1884, short story), published in The Queenslander, ch1 (very poor quality text); ch1 (cont.); ch2; ch2 (cont.); ch 2 conclusion; ANFD entry.
—–. “There’s Nothing So Queer as Folks” (1887, essay)
—–. “The Waif of the Red Sea: A Fact” (1886, short story), written for and published in The Queenslander, ch1 (very poor quality text); ch1 (cont.); ch2; ch2 (cont.); ch2 (concluded); ANFD. [Hard copy of The Queenslander available in NSW State Library.]

Couvreur, Jessie Catherine, (nee Huybers, first married name Fraser), aka “Tasma”. (1848-1897).
—–. A Sydney Sovereign (1887) – link to Gutenberg; originally serialised and available on TROVE: ch1 (poor quality scan); ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ANFD entry. [republished by Angus&Robertson and reviewed in 1993]
—–. Mr Schenck’s Pupil (1885), 1:ch1; 1:ch2; 1:ch3; 2:ch1; 2:ch2; 2:ch3; 2:ch4; 2:ch5; ANFD entry. Links to TROVE.
—–. Uncle Piper of Piper’s Hill: an Australian novel, Trübner & Co, London, 1889, 348pp (romance). Link to Australian Digital Collection.

Daly, Mrs Dominic aka Harriet Millie Daly.
—–. “Bob Willett’s Wooing” (1887), 1 (12 Nov 1887), 2 (19 Nov 1887). ANFD entry.
—–. Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia (1887), published by S. Low, Marston, Searle& Rivington. Link to archive.org

Davidson, Harriet Miller (1839-1883).
—–. The Child of the Sun: A Tale for Children (1881, children’s fiction, children’s historical fiction). Serialised in the Adelaide Observer: ch1; ch2; ch3; ch3 [mislabelled?]; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch10 (19 mar); ch11; ch12; ch12 (2 Apr; final);
—–. Sir Gilbert’s Children (children’s story, published posthumously in serialised form in the Children’s Column in The Adelaide Observer, (1884), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch7 (cont.); ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ch14; ch15; ANFD entry.

Davies, Eliza.** a.k.a. Eliza Arbuckle. ([1821]-?)
—–. The Story of an Earnest Life: A Woman’s Adventures in Australia, and in Two Voyages around the World (1881; autobiography) – link to archive.org

Dugdale, Henrietta Augusta* (1827-1918).
—–. A Few Hours in a Far-Off Age (1883) links to pdf via State Library of Victoria Digital Collection.
—–. Science and Religion: Judge Higinbotham’s admirable Lecture Defended. A Reply to the Rev. A. W. Cresswell, M.A.  ([1885])

Duncan, Ada Lindsay aka Mrs Thomas Charles Cloud, Lindsay Duncan.
—–. “A Sacrifice to Friendship. A Love Story” (1889), ch1, ch2. ANFD entry.
—–. “A Tale of a Tailor: A rhyme for Boys” (1885, poem)
—–. “A Vision of the New Year” (1883, poem)
—–. “Appreciation” (1889, poem)
—–. “Arnulf, the Cook” (1887)
—–. “Christmas Again” (1886, poem)
—–. “The Christmas Angel” (1888, poem)
—–. “Christmas Guests” (1885, poem)
—–. “Christopher Cross and the Fairy Tree” (1889, poem)
—–. “Dead Loves” (1889, poem)
—–. “Farewell” (1885, poem)
—–. “Fern, The Fairy: A Story For Children” (1889)
—–. “The Flight of Time” (1884, poem)
—–. “For Mab. The Story of Two Christmas Gifts” (1883; short story in five parts), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ANFD entry.
—–. “From Exile” (1887, poem)
—–. “The Goblin and the Fairy” (1885, poem)
—–. “The God’s Best Gift” (1886, poem)
—–. “The Golden Jubilee” (1886, poem)
—–. “Harvest” (1884, poem)
—–. “How I Became a Burglar” (1886)
—–. “Hush” (1888, poem)
—–. “In Trust – A Trifle” (1884, poem)
—–. “Jack Paignton’s Opinions” (1883), ch1, ch2.
—–. “The Knight’s Warning” (1885, poem)
—–. “Levelling” (1883, essay)
—–. “Life’s Pathos” (1885, poem)
—–. “The Lonely Poet” (1883, poem)
—–. “Lottie and the Wombat” (1885, children’s fiction)
—–. “Love in a Garden” (1886, poem)
—–. “The Mischievous Mistletoe” (1886, poem)
——. “Miss Dainty. A Story in Two Chapters” (1887; short story in two parts), ch1, ch2.
—–. “Morning and Evening” (1888, poem)
—–. “My Baby Girl” (1883, poem)
—–. “My Heart” (1884, poem)
—–. “Noel” (1887, poem)
—–. “The Quarrel” (1887, poem)
—–. “The Silver Pathway” (1883, poem)
—–. “Snapdragon. A Christmas Story” (1882)
—–. “Some Day” (1884, poem)
—–. “The Song of the Night” (1889, poem)
—–. “The Strange Story of a Christmas Card” (1888)
—–. Tales of Our Township (1888), I: Mr Coulson’s Queer Client, II: The Postmaster’s Wooing, III: Miller’s Mortgage, IV: The Locum Tenens.
—–. “That Terrible Christmas” (1886, prose)
—–. “Three Days: Words for Music” (1886)
—–. Up The River (1884; story in five parts), introduction; ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ANFD entry.
—–. “Waiting for the Rain” (1888, poem)
—–. “When the New Year Meets the Old” (1886, poem)
—–. “Whispers” (1888, poem)
—–. “Why Do I Love You?” (1887, poem)
—–. “The Wind and the Rose” (1884, poem)
—–. “The Wishing Well” (1885, poem)
—–. “Yesterday” (1885, poem)
—–. “Ysolde” (1883, poem)

Dunn, Annie Powis aka Annie Elizabeth Powis Dunn, Powis, “An Australian Mother”. Birth name: Annie Jordan; b. 1863, Bristol, England; d. 1936 Brisbane, QLD. Obituary: The Telegraph, 8 Apr 1936: 2.
—–. Autumn Leaves (Brsbane: Cleghor, 1888); selected work. Link to State Library of Victoria Digital Collection
—–. “Robin Adair” (1887, short story)
—–. “True Till Death” (1887).

Emmanuel, Florence Marion b. 1869 Goulburn, NSW; d. 1884
—–. In memory of Florence Marion Emanuel: these early efforts, the outflow of the poetic inspiration of a dear and loving child, have been collected and published, as a souvenir for friends and relatives (1884) – link to SLNSW digital collection

Fenton, Alberta L. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. Ruby (1886), ch1, ch2, chs 3-4.
—–. “Under the Wattle: Or Jessie’s Revenge – A Christmas Story” (1889): ch1, ch2, ch3.

Finn, Mary Agnes b. c1860, Vic; d. Randwick, NSW 1948
—–. “Feast of the Sacred Heart” (written 1883; published posthumously 1950; poem, an acrostic)

Foote, Maria Hannay, aka “Egeria”, “Tau”, ” La Quenouille”, M. H. B.
—–. A Squatter’s Daughter (1887), chs 1-2; chs 3-4; ch5; chs 6-7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ch14; ch15; ANFD entry.
—–. “A Wet Day and its Professional Result” (1887), chs 1-3; chs 4-6.
—–. Her Vote and Interest (1889), ch1; ch2; ch3; chs 4-5; ch6; chs7-8; ch9; ch10; ch11; chs 12-13; chs 14-15; ANFD entry.
—–. “Joe’s Escape” (1887).
—–. “Just In the Usual Way: An Australian Story” (1886), ch1; ch2.
—–. “Moongi, the Hot Spring Maiden: The Story of a Sable Cinderella” (1887), chs 1-2; chs 3-4.
—–. Nothing To Grieve For (1889), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ANFD entry.
—–. Like Mist on the Mountains (1888), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ANFD entry.
—–. “P.P.C.” (1889), ch1, ch2, ch3.
—–. “The Proud Chairs” (1888).
—–. “Since the Years Began” (1887).
—–. “Until the Everlasting Morning” (1887), ch1; ch2.
—–. “Yundthul and the Blind Chief: An Australian ‘Beauty and the Beast'” (1888), chs 1-2; chs 3-4.

Fortune, Mary Helena. 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 + and are listed separately in chronological order.
—–. “Apple Orchard”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 249 (1 Feb 1886).+
—–. “A White Rosebud”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 255 (1 Aug 1886).+
—–. “’Bride’ of the Mountain” (1887): ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4.
—–. “Bridget’s Locket” (1886), ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4.
—–. “Christmas on the Coast” (1881).
—–. “The Detective’s Album: The Convict’s Revenge” (1884): ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4.
—–. Dan Lyon’s Room (1884), chs 1-3; chs 3-5; chs 5-6; chs 6-7; chs 7-9; chs 9-11; chs 11 (cont.)-12; ch13; chs 13-15; ch16; some of the sections may have been mislabelled as ANFD has two entries for ch13; several versions exist across different publications. ANFD entry. Links to TROVE
—–. “The Detective’s Dream” (1886).
—–. “‘Flot’: The Waif of the Sea – A Christmas Story” (1885).
—–. “Ike’s Sin: A Story of the Sea” (1884).
—–. “In 1854” (1881).
—–. “The Lady of Roanaki: A Story of Christmas Eve” (1884)
—–. “The Moffat Mystery” (1887), ch1, ch2, ch3.
—–. “Monk’s Mark” (1882).
—–. “Mr Montford’s Room” (1882).
—–. “On Christmas Eve” (1880)
—–. “The Shadow On the Grass: A Christmas Story” (1883).

The Detective’s Album:
—–. “My Story of the Manse”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 232 (1 Sep 1884).+
—-. “The Deathstone”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 233 (1 Oct 1884).+
—–. “The Darling of Blue Lands”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 234 (1 Nov 1884).+
—–. “Brockman’s Folly”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 246 (1 Nov 1884).+
—–. “Wainwright’s Station”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 235 (1 Dec 1884).+
—–. “Mrs Vere Dean’s Lodging House”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 236 (1 Jan 1885).+
—–. “The Old Shaft”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 248 (1 Jan 1885).+
—–. “The Tragedy at Rosemount”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 237 (1 Feb 1885).+
—–. “The Ghostly White Gate”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 238 (1 Mar 1885).+
—–. “Old Strongman’s Strawberry Bed”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 239 (1 Apr 1885).+
—–. “John Judge’s Mistake”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 241 (1 Jun 1885).+
—–. “Poor Gold”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 242 (1 Jul 1885).+
—–. “Joe Silverton’s Ghost”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 243 (1 Aug 1885 – 1 Sep 1885).+
—–. “Lady Mount-Joyce”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 245 (1 Oct 1885).+
—–. “The Fatal Ring”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 247 (1 Dec 1885).+
—–. “Charr’s Pool”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 240 (1 May 1885).+
—–. “McLeod of the Mains”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 250 (1 Mar 1886).+
—–. “My Mysterious Master”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 251 (1 Apr 1886).+
—–. “Con Comfort”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 252 (1 May 1886).+
—–. “Queen Cleopatra”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 253 (1 Jun 1886).+
—–. “The Last Kings of the Berrimas”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 254 (1 Jul 1886).+
—–. “My Dream At Walworth’s”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 256 (1 Sep 1886).+
—–. “Mrs John Taynge”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 257 (1 Oct 1886).+
—–. “Olinda Sparvan, The Poisoner”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 258 (1 Nov 1886).+
—–. “The Twins of Ternapatha”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 259 (1 Dec 1886).+

—–. “A Bunch of Cyclamens”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 260 (1 Jan 1887).+
—–. “The Horrors at Lowdell”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 261 (1 Feb 1887).+
—–. “The Flag at Halfmast”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 262 (1 Mar 1887).+
—–. “The ‘Easter Lily;’ or, The Convent Bell”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 263 (1 Apr 1887).+
—–. “The New Doctor”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 264 (1 May 1887).+
—–. “Carl the Carpenter”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 265 (1 Jun 1887).+
—–. “The Deadly Diamonds”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 266 (1 Jul 1887).+
—–. “The Girl’s Coffin”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 267 (1 Aug 1887).+
—–. “Brassy Bill’s Plant”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXIII 268 (1 Sep 1887).+
—–. “Lessons in Death”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXIII 269 (1 Oct 1887).+
—–. “A Dream That Was No Dream”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXIII 270 (1 Nov 1887).+
—–. “Pretty Minnie’s Bridal Robes”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXIII 271 (1 Dec 1887).+
—–. “The Blighted Meadow”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXIII 272 (1 Jan 1888).+

Franc, Maud Jeanne (1827-1886). Obituary 25 Oct 1886.
—–. “By Our Own Door: A Christmas Gift” (1883)
—–. “The Child Bella and Her Happy Christmas” (1884)
—–. “Doctor Harden’s Theories: A Christmas Climax” (1886)
—–. Golden Gifts: An Australian Tale (1883?) – link to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive
—–. Hall’s Vineyard (1888) – link to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive
—–. “How Annie Saved Me: A Christmas Day Adventure” (1884)
—–. Johns Wife (1888) – link to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive
—–. No Longer A Child (1882?) – – link to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive
—–. “Tom Morrison’s Golden Christmas” (1882)
—–.
Underneath: A Christmas Day’s Revelations” (1885)

Gaunt, Mary, aka M. Gaunt, “Mrs H Lindsay Miller”; b. 1861, Vic; d. 1942, France; departed Australia 1901. Colonial Popular Fiction Digital Archive bio; AustLit bio entry (subscription).
—–. “A Man’s Sacrifice.” (1888, short story: “Our Christmas Tale”)
—–. Bingley’s Gap: A Tale of Colonial Days (1888), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ANFD entry.
—-. “Miles Dunlop’s Mistake” (1889), serialised in The Australasian on one day, 21/12/1889: ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ANFD entry.

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).
—–. “A Christmas Carol” (1889, poem)
—–. “The Legend of the Crow and the Soldier Birds: a story for children” (1888, short story)

Goldney, Jessie Maria. b. circa 1851; d. 28 Sept 1923 (death notice)
—–. “Esther Vere’s Petition” (1880); chs 1-2; ch2 (cont). ch2 (cont.) ; ch2 (concluded).

Guerin, Bella aka Bella Lavender b. 1858; d. 1923
—–. “The Development of National Character in Victoria” (1886)

Ham, Alice aka Mary Alice Ham, Hafra b. 30 Mar 1854 Kew, Vic; d. 24 Jun 1928, Brisbane QLD.
—–. “A Little Persian Maid: How She Loved Her Father” (1886, children’s fiction)
—–. “A Wheel Reversed” (1889, short story)
—–. “Andromeda” (1888, poem)
—–. “Charles Kingsley: Born June 12, 1819” (1889, poem)
—–. “Her Last Message: The Heroine of Conemaugh Valley” (1889, poem)
—–. “In Memoriam: Frederick the Noble” (1888, poem)
—–. “John Bunyan” (1888, poem)
—–. “Many a Mile Awary” (1888, prose)
—–. “Maskell, Engine-driver” (1887, poem)
—–. “Old, – or New?” (1888, poem)
—–. “On Robert Browning’s ‘Saul’” (1888, poem)
—–. “Thomas Babington Macauley, Born 25th October, 1800” (1888, poem)
—–. Under Capricorn (1889), chs 1-2; chs3-4; ch5; ch6-7; ANFD entry.
—–. “Watson’s Bay” (1889, poem)

Haviland, E S aka “Philip Dale”, Mrs Cyril Haviland; birth name: Ellen Sydney Bridson; b. 1858, Bathurst NSW; d?
—–. “A Repentance” (1883, poem)

Holden, Frances Gillam aka “Une Australienne” b. 1843 9 Feb; d. 1924 21 Aug, Burwood, NSW.
——. “Three Sketches from Nature” (1888)
—–. The Travels of Red Jacket and White Cap, or, A History of the Circulation of the Blood (Sydney: George Robertson, 1884; children’s fiction) – link to digital collection of SLNSW; preface states author as “Miss Holden, Lady Superintendent of the Children’s Hospital”)
—–. “Women’s Work” (1889, essay: “The following admirable essay, written by Miss Frances Gillam Holden, deservedly won the silver medal at the late Exhibition of Women’s Industries. It is worth of careful perusal by women of every class and grade in society, being full of useful hints and valuable advice.”): part 1; part 2.

Hyland, Inez K b. Portland 1863; d Magill, SA 1892. An article, “Amongst the Books” (17 Jun 1893), mentions a collection of “poems and short stories” by Hyland, In Sunshine and Shadows, which was published posthumously by Hyland’s grandmother, Mrs. Penfold. (This is most likely the collection mentioned in 7 Mar 1933.) Sydney Partrige wrote a short biographical not on Hyland in The Sydney Mail (1 Jul 1914).
—–. “Gratitude” (1888, poem; reprinted 1924)
—–. In Sunshine and in Shadow (1893, collection of poems and short stories published by the writer’s grandmother, Mrs Penfold.

Lawson, Lawson aka Dora Falconer (1848-1920). Note: several essays below appeared as lead articles in The Dawn (edited by Lawson) and were digitised in the collection, “Some Leading Articles from The Dawn” (Sydney: University of Sydney Library, 1999); links are to the Australian Digital Collection.
—–. “About Ourselves“, The Dawn vol. 1, no. 1 (15 May 1888)
—–. “Boycotting the Dawn“, The Dawn, vol. 2 no. 6. (5 Oct 1889)
—–. “The Curse of Bad Example: or, The Drunkard’s Wife“, The Dawn, vol. 2, no. 10. (5 Feb 1890)
—–. “The Divorce Extension Bill or, The Drunkard’s Wife“, The Dawn, vol. 2, no. 11. (5 Mar 1890)
—–. “Hounded to Death“, The Dawn, vol. 2, no. 12. (5 Apr 1890)
—–. “The Legal Link“, The Dawn, vol. 3, no. 3 (5 July 1890)
—–. “The Man Question: or, The Woman Question Re-stated“, The Dawn, vol. 2, no. 5 (2 Sep 1889)
—–. “Modern Chivalry“, The Dawn, vo. l2, no. 7 (5 Nov 1889)
—–. “The Need of the Hour“, The Dawn, vol. 2, no. 9. (6 Jan 1890)
—–. “Ourselves“, The Dawn, vol. 3, no. 1 (5 May 1890)
—–. “The Root of All Evil“, The Dawn, vol. 2, no. 8 (5 Dec 1889)
—–. “The Strike Question“, The Dawn, vol. 2, no. 7 (5 Nov 1890)
—–. “Spurious Women“, The Dawn, vol. 2, no. 3 (1 July 1889)
—–. “Tea and Bread-And-Butter“, The Dawn, vol. 2, no. 4 (3 Aug 1990)
—–. “That Nonsensical Idea“, The Dawn, vol. 3, no. 2 (5 Jun 1890)
—–. “Unhappy Love Matches“, The Dawn, vol. 2, no. 2 (1 June 1889)

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. Married Harrison Lee in 1880. Biographical snippet The Narracan Shire Advocate 4 May 1889. Biographical snippet about her marriage and change of name in Alexandra and Yea Standard 19 Mar 1880; “Miss Bessie Vickery” is described as “a frequent and valued contributor to our columns”. As “Mrs Harrison Lee” wrote regular columns on Temperance themes, an uncurated selection of which appears below.
—–. “A Woman’s Work” (1887, poem)
—–. “Australia” (1880, poem)
—–. “Happy New Year” (1887, article)
—–. “The Line Repairers” (1887, poem)
—–. “My Mother’s Death” (1880, poem)
—–. “The New Temperance Movement” (1887, article)
—–. “Our Temperance Corner” (1888, article)
—–. “St Valentine’s Day” (1880, poem)
—–. “The Tired Heart’s Cry” (1880, poem)
—–. “To Everyone” (1880, poem)
—–. “Women and their Work” (1887, article)

Liston, Ellie. Obit (1885).
—–. “Doctor” (1882).
—–. “Our Baggage Mule” (1883).
—–. “Our Domestic Helps” (1882)
—–. “Tread Upon Roses, But Forget Me Not.” (1881).
[Note: Several of Liston’s short stories were published posthumously under the title Pioneer Stories in 1936.]

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.
—–. “A Bush Ball” (1884).
—–. “A Corroborie” (1883).
—–. “A Tight Fix” (1883).
—–. “The Aborigines of New South Wales— their Habits, Laws, and Customs”, part 1; part 2, part 3, part 4.
—–. “Estranged” (1882, poem)
—–. “Dr Lambert’s Troubles” (1883).
—–. “The Guest of Yarrawandah” (1884).
—–. “The Legend of Red Bluff” (1882), ch1, ch2, ch3.
—–. “Life’s Epochs” (1880)
—–. “Little Will” (1883, poem)
—–. “Mackenzie’s Ghost” (1883).
—–. “More Sinned Against Than Sinning” (1883).
—–. “Poetical Recipe for a Successful Picnic” (1882, poem)
—–. Retribution (1884) ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ch14; ch15; ch16; ch17; ch18; ch19; ch19 (cont.); ch20; ch21; ch22; ch23; ch24; ch25; ch26; ch27; ch28; ch29; ch30; ch31; ch32; ch33; ch34; ch35; ch36; ch37; ch38-39; ch40; ch41; ch42; ch43; ch44; ch45; ch46; ch47; ch48; ch48 (cont.); ch49; ch50; ch51; ch52; ch53; ch54; ch55; ch56; ch57; ANFD entry.
—–. “The Silverleaf Papers: Poor People” (1882).
—–. “Three Christmases” (1886), 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
—–. The Wheel of Life: a domestic tale of life in Australia (Sydney: George Robertson, 1880) – link to SLNSW digital collection.
—–. “The Willoughbys” (1882), ch1; ch2.

Lockett, Jeannie b. 27 Aug 1847, Bathurst NSW; d. 14 Nov 1890, Sydney NSW.**** Birth name: Jane Beattie (NSW birth registration #702/1847 V1847702 550). She married Thomas Lockett in 1868 (#3527/1868). She possibly worked in Narrandera as a primary school teacher, 1880-circa 1888. She died in Sydney in 1890 (NSW death registration #1669/1890). Trove obituary.
—–. “Brother Jack and the Other Jack” (1884)
—–. “Jo’s Ideal” (1884)
—–. The Millwood Mystery (1886) serialised in Australian Town and Country Journal, available on TROVE (commencing with Chapter 1, 13 November 1886); published in hard copy by Corella Press (2021).
—–. Awfully Sudden Death (1887) Available serialised on TROVE (chapter 1 here but text needs lots of work); chs 1 (cont.)-2; ch2 (cont.); ch3; ch3 (cont.) – 4; ch4 (cont.); ch5 ch6 ch7; chs 7 (cont.) – 8; chs 8 (cont.) – 9; ch10; ch11 – 12; ch12 (cont.) – 13 (end).
—–. The Garston House Tragedy (1888) Available serialised on TROVE: Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 3 (cont); Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 8 (cont.); Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 10 (cont.); Ch 11; Ch 11 (cont.); Ch 12; Ch 13; Ch 14; Ch 15 (cont.); Ch 16; Ch 16 (cont.); Ch 17; Ch 17 (cont.); Ch 18; Ch 18 (cont.); Ch 19; Ch 19 (cont.); Ch 20; Ch 20 (cont.); Ch 21; Ch 21 (cont.); Ch 22; Ch 22 (cont.); Ch 23; Ch 23 (cont.); Ch 24; Ch 24 (cont.); Ch 25; Ch 25 (cont.); Ch 26; Ch 26 (cont.); Ch 27; Ch 27 (cont); Ch 28; Ch 28 (cont.); Ch 29; Ch 29 (cont.); Ch 30; Ch 30 (cont.); Ch 31-32; Ch 32 (cont.); Ch 33; Ch 33 (cont.); Ch 34; Ch 34 (cont.); Ch 35; Ch 36; Ch 35 (cont.); Ch 36; Ch 36 (cont.-37); 37 (cont.); Ch 38; Ch 39; Ch 39 (cont.); Ch 40; Ch 40 (cont.); Ch 41; Ch 41 (cont.); Ch 42; Ch 43: final chapter; Ch 43 (cont.).
—–. “A Stony Creek Idyll” (1885)

Luffmann, Laura Bogue aka “C Bogue Luffman”, Laura M Lane, Bogue Luffman, Lauretta Caroline Maria Luffman; birth name: Lauretta Caroline Maria Lane. b. 1846, 17 Dec, Bedfordshire, Eng; d.1929, 7 Jun, Queanbeyan, NSW. In the 1880s and 90s, Luffmann published a series of books (or panphlets?) print copies of which are held at the NLA (full list on TROVE).

McNaughton, Catharine Annie b. 1850; d. 1925
—–. Sunshine and Shadow (1885, poetry) – link to hathitrust.org

Martin, Catherine, aka H Derwent. Identified as Australian and female by the ANFD. Links below are to TROVE.
—–. “A Stray Kitten” (1883), ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4, ch5.
—–. Cadenabbia (1882), ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4.
—–. Clare’s Christmas (1880), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ANFD entry
—–. “How I pawned my Opals” (1881), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ANFD entry.

Maunsell, Isabella. Identified as Australian and female by the ANFD.
—–. “Aunt Grace’s Christmas Tree” (1889; children’s fiction)
—–. “Beans and Pearls” (1888): part 1; part 2.
—–. “Bessie’s Christmas in Town” (1883, poem for children)
—–. “Boasting Ben” (1886, children’s fiction): part 1; part 2.
—–. “Bunny’s Brother” (1889; children’s fiction): part 1; part 2.
—–. “Curlytop’s Birthday Party” (1883, children’s fiction).
—–. “Dame Sagepate’s Basket” (1883, children’s fiction): part 1, part 2.
—–. “Dandy Dan” (1888), ch1, ch2.
—–. “Dr Joe’s Cure” (1887): part 1; part 2.
—–. “The Enchanted Slippers” (1886, children’s fiction): part 1; part 2.
—–. “The Exiled Prince” (1887)
—–. “Florence Joy’s Holiday” (1889; chidren’s fiction): part 1; part 2; part 3.
—–. “The Fruits of Carelessness” (1883, children’s fiction)
—–. “The Giant Who Grew Too Big” (1884, children’s fiction)
—–. “Grandma’s Workbox” (1885, children’s fiction)
—–. “The Haunted Treasure-room” (1888, children’s fiction)
—–. “How Harry Wilford Went Home” (1882), written for The Queenslander Christmas Supplement.
—–. “Idle Servants” (1886, children’s fiction)
—–. “Jessie’s Prize”  (1888): part 1; part 2.
—–. “Kate Arnold’s Visitors” (1888)
—–. “The King’s Carpet” (1888)
—–. “Lazyland” (1887, children’s fiction)
—–. “Left Behind” (1886, children’s fiction)
—–. “The Little Corner Shop” (1884)
—–. “Little Waitabit” (1884, children’s fiction; The Queenslander 21 Jun 1884: 969 – poor print quality in TROVE)
—–. “Lottie’s New Dress” (1886, children’s fiction)
—–. “Lucy Ford’s Birthday” (1888; children’s fiction)
—–. “The Magic Stone” (1889), ch1; ch2.
—–. “The Mawk of Edenfels” (1884, The Queenslander 23 Feb 1884: 291, very poor print quality in TROVE – any other editions?)
—–. “Minding the Children” (1885, children’s fiction)
—–. “Minnie’s Mistake” (1885, children’s fiction)
—–. “The Miser’s Castle” (1885)
—–. “Miss Grumps” (1885, children’s fiction)
—–. “The Missing Sovereign” (1887, children’s fiction): part 1; part 2.
—–. “The New Girl” (1888)
—–. “Nora’s Think-Box” (1887, children’s fiction)
—–. “Nothing to Do” (1889, children’s fiction)
—–. “The Philosopher’s Spectacles” (1887, children’s fiction)
—–. “Rob’s Fable” (1885, children’s fiction)
—–. “Shadows on the Wall” (1884)
—–. “The Short Cut” (1885, children’s fiction)
—–. “Snake’s With Legs” (1888): part 1; part 2.
—–. “Susie’s Riches” (1885; children’s fiction): part 1; part 2.
—–. “Too Much of a Good Thing” (1883)
—–. “Willie Wagtail” (1885, children’s fiction)
—–. “Wisest and Best” (1887, children’s fiction)
—–. “The Witch’s Well” (1886, children’s fiction)
—–. “The Worst Boy in the School” (1883, children’s fiction)

Meander, Mrs. Identified as Australian and female by the ANFD.
—–. “Lord Naseby’s Nephew: A New Zealand Story” (1883).

Meredith, Louisa Anne. nee Twamley, aka “EBBA”. Shared entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography with her husband Charles. Launceston Examiner obituary (22 Oct 1895), Daily Telegraph obituary (25 Oct 1895), Illustrated Sydney mention (4 Jun 1892).
—–. Nellie, or, Seeking Goodly Pearls (1882) – link to archive.org
—–. Tasmanian Friends and Foes (1881) – link to archive.org

Mona. [Identified as female and Australian in ANFD.]
—–. Dorothy Dunbar (1886), published in The Port Adelaide News and Peninsula Advertiser, ch1; chs 2-4; chs 4 (cont.) – 6 chs 7-9; ch9 (cont.); chs 10-11; chs 12-14; chs 14 (cont.)-15; ch16; ANFD entry. Links to TROVE.

Montefiore, Caroline L, aka “Eric”. b. 1856; d. 1932
—–. “A Relic of the Past” (1884, prose)
—–. “Earnestness” (1889, prose; by “Eric”)
—–. “The English Cousin”, published in The Queenslander, chs 1-2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ANFD entry
—–. “The Land of Make-Believe” (1887): 19 Feb; 26 Feb.
—–. Meta’s Ordeal (1888), published in Australian Town and Country Journal, ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch10 (conc.); ANFD entry.
—–. “Our Opportunities” (1884, prose; by “Eric”)
—–. “Publicity in Private Life” (1887, prose; by “Eric”)
—–. Put to the Test (1887-1888), published in The Illustrated Sydney News, ch1 (15Aug87); ch2; ch2 (cont.); ch3 (15Sep87); ch4; ch5; chs 6,7 &8 (15Oct87); ch8 (cont.) (15Nov87); ch9; ch10 (22Feb88); ch11; ch12; ch13; chs 13 (cont.) &14; ch15 (16Apr88); ch15 (cont; 26Apr88); ch16; ch17; ch18; cj18 (cont. 31May88); ch19; ch20; chs 20 (cont.; 28Jun88) & 21; ch21 (cont. 26Jul88); ch22 (cont.); ch23; ch24 (30Aug88); ch25; ch25 (cont.); ch26 (27Sep88); ch27; ch27 (cont.); ch28 (25Oct88); ch29 (29Nov88); ch30 (final).
—–. “The Right Moment” (1885, prose; by “Eric”)
—–. “‘Twixt Cup and Lip” (1885, short story): 12 Dec; 19 Dec;

Morrice, E C. aka E Charles aka Mrs W Morrice. Birth name: Elizabeth Charlotte Bingmann; b. 1851; d. 1941.
—–. “A Bushman’s Reminiscence” (1888, poem)
—–. “A Woman of Opinion” (1886, poem)
—–. “An Australian Idyl” (1887), ch1; chs 1 (cont.)-2; chs 2 (cont.)-3; ch3; chs 4-5; chs 5 (cont.) – 6; ANFD entry.
—–. “Bill Blunt’s Sight-Seeing” (1886, poem)
—–. “Black Barney” (1885, poem)
—–. “Chrissie: An Australian Sketch” (1886, short story by “E. Charles”): 22 May; 29 May; 5 Jun (final).
—–. “The Deserted Hut” (1888, poem)
—–. “Guilty or Not Guilty: An Australian Tale” (1885), chs 1-2; chs 3-4; chs 5-6; 6-7; ch8; chs 8(cont.)-9; ANFD entry.
—–. “How Santa Claus Came to Woolybutt Scrub” (1887, short story; children)
—–. “In Memoriam: General Gordon” (1885, poem by “E Charles”)
—–. “Old Mat’s Yarn” (1886, poem)
—–. “On Austral’s Shore: The Mountain Rivulet” (1885, poem)
—–. “Only A Wattle Blossom” (1885, short story; reprinted 1886)
—–. “The Orphans of Blentarn Gyyll” (1886, poem)
—–. “The Last of His Tribe” (1888, poem)
—–. “Maggie’s Pride” (1889-90, short story): 28 Dec4 Jan.
—–. “Mark Ruane’s Mate” (1885-6, short story by “E Charles”): 26 Dec 1885 – very faint scane; 2 Jan 1886; 9 Jan; 16 Jan; 23 Jan; 30 Jan;
—–. “Miss Ingram’s Heiress” (1889-90, serialised in Goulburn Herald): 26 Oct; 2 Nov; 9 Nov; 16 Nov; 23 Nov; 30 Nov; 7 Dec; 14 Dec; 21 Dec; 28 Dec; 1 Jan 1890; 4 Jan; 11 Jan; 18 Jan; 25 Jan; 1 Feb; 8 Feb; 15 Feb; 22 Feb (ch16 and ch17); 1 Mar (ch17 cont.); 8 Mar; 15 Mar (final).
—–. “The Rightful Heir: An Australian Christmas Story” (1884), ch1; ch2; ch2 (cont.); ch2 (cont.); ch2 (cont.); ch2 (cont.); ch3; chj3:1; ch4; ch4:1 – ch5; ch5 (cont.); ch6; ch7; ch8; ANFD entry.
—–. “True Till Death” (1884, short story by E Charles; romance)
—–. Under the Southern Cross: A Tale of Australian Life (1884 by E Charles “Mrs Walter Morrice”), ch1; ch2; ch2 (cont.); ch2 (cont.); ch3; ch3 (cont.); ch4 17Jan1885; ch? (cont.) mislabelled? 24Jan1885; ch4 (31 Jan 1885); ch5 (cont.); ch6; ch7; ch8; ANFD entry.
—–. “When I am Old” (1888, poem)

Murrell, Laura Edith aka L. E. Murrell, aka “Karuna”; b. c1860; d. c1938. Identified as female and Australian in the ANFD; pseudonym identified as from an editorial in Australian Journal (ref: AustLit entry). Two other novels, Vivienne (1885) and Wild Craven’s Daughter (1886) were serialised in Australian Journal (access available via Gale with library membership e.g. SLNSW).
—–. “An Every-Day Young Man” (1881, poem)
—–. As A Tale Is Told (1881-82; serialised in The Leader), 16Jul; 23Jul; 30Jul; 6Aug; 13Aug; 20Aug; 27Aug; 3Sep; 10Sep; 17Sep; 23Sep; 30Sep; 8Oct; 15Oct; 22Oct; 29Oct; 5Nov; 12Nov; 19Nov; 26Nov; 3Dec; 10Dec; 17Dec; 24Dec; 31Dec; 7Jan1882; 14Jan; 21Jan; 28Jan (final).

Neale, Agnes; birth name: Caroline Agnes Leane; b. 1849, 5 Jan Crafthole, England; d. 1892, 22 Sep, Adelaide SA.
—–. “The Blue Lake, Mount Gambier” (1881, poem)
—–. “Cousin Frank” (1880, prose)
—–. “The Doctor’s Wife” (1881, prose)
—–. Ellerslie: A South Australian Tale (1880-81; serialised in The Gawler Standard): ch1; ch2; ch3 (cont.); ch4; ch5; ch5 (cont.); ch6 (cont.); ch7 (cont.); ch7 (cont.); ch8 (cont.); ch10; ch10 (cont.); ch11 (cont.); ch12 (cont.); ch12 (cont.); ch14 (cont.); ch26 (cont.); ch19; ch20 (cont.); ch21 (cont.); ch23; ch24; ch25 (final).
—–. “Haunted by a Dog” (1887; prose)
—–. “Magdalen’s Choice” (1888; prose)
—–. “Marjorie Vane” (1884, prose)
—–. “My Opposite Neighbour” (1882; prose)
—–. “My Saxon” (1889, short story).
—–. “Santa Claus” (1880, poem)
—–. “Uncle Dick’s Will” (1880, prose)

Oswin, Georgina b. 1849
—–. [No Rugged Landscape (journal written in 1880s; edited by Mary Karney, Dromana: Loch Haven, 1991)]

Palmer-Archer, Laura M. aka “Miss Archer”. Identified as Australian and female in the ANFD. Links below are to TROVE.
—–. Mr Moore (1880), chs 1-2; chs 3-4; chs 5-6; chs 7-8; chs 9-10; (missing Sat 28 Sep 1880 issue from TROVE); chs 13-15; chs 16-17; chs 18-20; chs 21-23; chs 24-25; chs 26-27; chs 28-30; chs 31-32; chs 33-34 (poor quality scan); ANFD entry.

Parkes, Clarinda, aka “Ariel”.
—–. “How Bill and Bridget Went On A Tramp” (1880).

Pitman, Emma Raymond (1841-?).
—–. Florence Godfrey’s Faith, a story of Australian life, Blackie & Son, London, 1883, 309 pp. [English author writing about Australia] Link to Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive.

Praed, Mrs Campbell aka Rosa Caroline Praed (1851-1935).
—–. Affinities : A Romance of To-Day (1885) – link to hathitrust.org
—–. An Australian Heroine (1880; romance and gothic):  – link to hathitrust.org. List of ebook versions available here.
—–. Australian Life: Black and White (London: Chapman and Hall,1885) link to Australian Digital Collections
—–. The Head Station : A Novel of Australian Life Vol 1 and Vol 2 (1885) – link to hathitrust.org
—–. Miss Jacobsen’s Chance: A Story of Australian life(1886) – link to hathitrust.org
—–. Moloch : A Story of Sacrifice (in several volumes) (1883) – link to hathitrust.org
—–. Nadine: The Study of a Woman Vol 1 and Vol 2 (1882) – link to hathitrust.org
—–. Policy and Passion (1881) – link to Australian Digital Collections
—–. The Romance of a Station (1889) – link to Australian Digital Collections
—–. The Soul of Countess Adrian: A Romance (1888) – link to hathitrust.org
—–. Zero : A Story of Monte Carlo (in 3 volumes) (1884) – link to hathitrust.org
—– co-authored with Justin McCarthy, The Right Honourable : A Romance of Society and Politics (1887) – link to archive.org
—– co-authored with Justin McCarthy, The Rebel Rose : A Novel (1888) – link to archive.org
—– co-authored with Justin McCarthy, The Ladies’ Gallery : A Novel (1888) – link to archive.org

Rawson, Wilhelmina Frances aka “L.R.” and “Lance”. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD. Links below are to TROVE
—–. “A Ride Behind A Bushranger” (1887).
—–. “How Jack Hammer Lost His Young Wife: A True Story of Queensland” (1887), ch1; ch2.
—–. “Janie: A True Tale of the Australian Bush” (1887), ch1, ch2, ch3.

Rix, Harriet Alice aka H. A. St. Buxton, Mrs F H Rix b. c1841, England; d. 1928
—–. The House With the Crooked Chimneys (1881-82, novella serialised in Southern Argus): 28 Apr; 5 May; 12 May; 19 May; 26 May; 2 Jun; 9 Jun; 16 Jun: ch6 cont.; 16 Jun: ch7; 23 Jun; 30 Jun; 7 Jul; 14 Jul; 21 Jul; 28 Jul; 4 Aug; 11 Aug; 18 Aug; 25 Aug; 1 Sep; 8 Sep; 15 Sep; 22 Sep; 29 Sep; 6 Oct; 13 Oct; 20 Oct; 27 Oct; 3 Nov; 10 Nov; 17 Nov; 24 Nov; 1 Dec; 8 Dec; 15 Dec; 22 Dec; 29 Dec; 5 Jan 1882; 12 Jan; 19 Jan; 26 Jan; 2 Feb; 9 Feb; 16 Feb final.
—–. “The Little Soldier” (1881, fiction for children): 11 Feb; 18 Feb; 25 Feb;
—–. The Old Garden Seat (1881, novella): 13 Apr; 20 Apr; 27 Apr; 4 May; 11 May; 18 May; 25 May.

Rose-Soley, Agnes aka “Rose de Boheme”, Mrs J F Soley, Madame Rose-Soley, J F Rose-Soley) b 1847; d. 1938, 19 Mar; founder of the Lyceum Club in Sydney; obituary. Rose-Soley was a journalist, as well as fiction writer. A list of her other publications can be found via the AustLit database (subscription or free access via a library). Biographical information, “A R and J F Rose-Soley“.
—–. “Babbleonia or Field-Day with the Infantry” (1889)

Rowland, Effie Adelaid. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “A Child of the Age” (1886), ch1, ch1 (cont.), ch2 & ch3, ch3 (cont.) & ch4, ch4(cont.) & ch5, ch6 (cont.) & ch6 (final).

Scott, Rose, b. 1847, 8 Oct, Glendon, NSW; d. 1925, 20 Apr, Sydney, NSW.
—–. [“The Greatest Bore! – A Rejoinder”. The Centennial Magazine, December vol1, no.5, 1888: 351-52; print copy available at SLNSW]

Sempill, Susanna L. aka S. O. Eliestoun b.1853 d. 1919 Chatswood NSW
—–. The Song of the Zephyrs (1880, poetry)

Spence, Catherine Helen* (1825-1910). According to academic Anne Jamieson (Australian Literary Studies, vol. 33, no. 2, 2018), during the 1880s Spence wrote a regular column for Adelaide Observer and South Australian Register, “Gossip About Children’s Books”. These (unattributed) articles may be available via Trove.
—–. An Agnostic’s Progress, from the Known to the Unknown (1884) – link to archive.org
—-. A Week in the Future (1889) – link to Gutenberg Australia
—–. “Breach of Promise” (1884)
—–. Gathered In: a novel (1881), serialised in The Queenslander, ch1; links to other chapters available via the ANF Database. Available online at Project Gutenberg Australia.
—–. “The Hen’s Language” (1886), published in Adelaide Observer.
—–. “The Literary Calling” (1880, esay)
—–. “The New Mama” (1880; for children), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ANFD entry.
—–. Substantive or Adjective, serialised in The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, chs1-3; ch4; chs 5-6; chs 7-8; chs 9-10; ANFD entry.
—–. “The Wonderful Bottle” (1883), published in Adelaide Observer, ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ANFD entry.

Spiller, Mrs E. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “Bebie: A Christmas Story” (1884).

Storrie, Agnes L. aka Mrs J. W. Ketwell, “Avea”, “A.Y.E.A.” b. 1864; d. 1936.
—–. “Dorothy Dreaming” (1889, poem)
—–. “Grapes from a Thorn: A Short Story” (1887, short story; prize-winning).

St Buxton, H A. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. The House With Crooked Chimneys (1881), ch1; ch1 (cont.); ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8ch8 (cont.); ch10 (mislabelled, should be 9?); ch10; ch11; ch11 (cont.); ch11 (concl.); ch12; ch12 (cont.); ch13; ch14; ch15; ch16; ch17; ch18; ch19; ch19 (cont.); ch20; chs 21-22; ch23; chs 24-25; ch26; ch27; ch28; ch29; ch30; ch31; ch32; ch33 (mislabelled 32?); ch34; ch34 (cont.); ch35; ch36; ch36; ch37; ch38; ANFD entry.
—–. The Old Garden Seat (1881), ch1; chs 1 (cont.)-2; ch3; ch4; ch4 (cont.); ch5; ch6; ANFD entry.

Styles, Emma aka “E.S.” b. c1844, England; d. 1886, 11 Au, Unley, SA; arrived in Australia in 1849.
—–. Australian Poems (Adelaide: W K Thomas & Co, 1883) – link to SLNSW digital collection

Sweetapple, Anne aka “Silver Wattle”. Birth nam: Anna Mapelson (1831-1928, arrived in Australia 1853). Obituary 1928.
—–. Brought To Mind (1887): ch1; ch4; ch6; ch7; ch10; ch12; ch14; ch16; ch18; ch19 (final). [Mentions author of “My Story” but so far unfound.]
—–. Sowing the Wind (1884), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ANFD entry.

Talbot, Frances Ellen aka Thorpe Talbot, “Wallaby” b. 1850 England; d. 1923 New Zealand; arrived Australia 1854. Also wrote poetry and prose not listed here.
—–. “An Oasis” (1882, short story): 23 Dec: ch1; 23 Dec: ch2.
—–. Philiberta (1882, novella; winner of The Leader novel competition; serialised in The Leader; Australian and New Zealand content): 7 Jan; 14 Jan; 21 Jan; 28 Jan; 4 Feb; 11 Feb; 18 Feb; 25 Feb; 4 Mar; 11 Mar; 18 Mar; 25 Mar; 1 Apr; 8 Apr (page missing from supplement); 15 Apr; 22 Apr; 29 Apr; 6 May; 13 May; 20 May; 27 May; 3 Jun; 10 Jun; 17 Jun; 24 Jun; 1 Jul; 8 Jul (final). Also serialised in Newcastle Morning Herald 1895, so missing chapters may be sourced there.

Thomas, Margaret b. 1843, Surrey, Eng; d. 1929, 24 Dec Norton, Hartforshire, Eng; arrived in Australia 1852; departed from Australia 1867.-1929).
—–. “Adam Lindsay Gordon” (1888, in A Century of Australian Song)
—–. An Australian Poet (1888, The Cosmopolitan, London)
—–. “Death in the Bush” (1888, in A Century of Australian Song)
—–. “Wilt Thou Wait for Me?” (1888, in A Century of Australian Song)

Tranmar, Ellie.
—–. ed with Evelyn Blackett. The Chinese Interpreter and Other Christmas Stories, J Walch & Sons, Hobart, 1888 – link to SLNSW digital collections, containing:
—–. “The Chinese Interpreter” (1888)
—–. “And the Best is Love” (1888)

Veel, Mary Colborne.
—–. “The Poet’s Lament” (1888, in A Century of Australian Song)

Welch, Sarah** b. 1851, England; d.1914, South Australia.
—–. The Dying Chorister, and the Chorister’s Funeral: Poems (1879). Able to be viewed here . Link to State Library of Victoria Digital Collection.
—–. Mr Fumecrab’s Breakfast-Table Lectures (1881) pdf downloaded here. Link to State Library of Victoria Digital Collection.

Ward, Mary Augusta aka Mrs Humphry Ward; birth name: Mary Augusta Arnold b.1851, Hobart; d. 1920, London – left Australia as a child
—–. Robert Elsmere (1888, novel) – link to archive.org/Google

Whitfeld, Adeline J.
—–. “Liberty and Equality” (1895), nonfiction essay touching on women’s suffrage and independence.

Whitchurch, Maud
—–. Wreck of the Ly-ee-moon (1886, poetry)
—–. “Youthful Death of Marth L” (1885, poem)

White, Daisy b. 1871; d. 1903
—–. Daisy in Exile: The Diary of an Australian Schoolgirl in France (1887-89)

Whitfield, Jessie Mary aka J. M. Whitfield; b. 1862 Sydney; d.1964 Oxfordshire, England
—–. “Stricken” (1889, short story)
—–. “Subversive to Law and Order” (1889, short story)

Whitington, Lucretia Sturt aka A Daughter of South Australia; b. 1840, 3 Oct, Adelaide, SA; d. 1918, Adelaide, SA.
—–. “A Parting Request” (1883, poem)
—–. “Another Christmas Greeting” (1882, poem)
—–. “Do Right” (1881, poem)
—–. “Good Night: An In Memoriam” (1888, poem)
—–. “Ode On the Adelaide International Exhibition” (1881, poem)
—–. “The Old and New Year Meeting” (1881, poem)
—–. “To Christmas Day” (1881, poem)

Wilson, Anne Glenny aka Mrs James Glenny Wilson; birth name: Anne Adams; “Austral”, “Lady Wilson”; Lady Annie Wilson; Annie Glenny Wilson; A. G. W. b. 1848, 11 Jun, Greenvale, Vic; d. 1930, 11 Feb, Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand.
—–. [Alice Lauder: a sketch (London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1893); print copy available at SLVIC]
—–. Themes and Variations (London: Griffith, 1889)

Winstanley, Eliza aka “Mrs E Winstanley”. Article on Winstanley in The Conversation.
—–. Married to an Actress (1880), ch1; ch2; ch2 (cont.); ch3; ch3 (cont.); ch4; ch5; ch5 (cont.)-6; ch7; ch7 (cont.); ch8; ch8 (cont.) – partially obscured scan; ch9; ch9 (cont.);ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ch13 (conclusion); ANFD entry.

Wren, Jenny. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. Dark or Fair. A Story of Town and Country (1889), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch9 (cont.); ANFD entry.

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