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.

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.

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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.

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.
—–. 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”. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “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.
—–. “Want” (1885) [poem].
—–. “Woman; or Fidelity: by Ettie Ayliffe 1870” (1882, poem)

Broad, Mrs Alfred. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “Nerea: A Romance of the Sea” (1889), ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4.

Broome, Mary Anne** a.k.a. Mary Anne (Lady) Broome; Lady Barker (1831-1911)
—–. First Lessons in the Principles of Cooking, In Three Parts by Lady Barker (1886)
—–. Station Amusements in New Zealand by Lady Barker (date?)
—–. Station Life in New Zealand (1883)
—–. Harry Treverton: His Tramps and Troubles: Told by Himself W. H. Timperley (1889) edited by Lady Broome, available online via AustLit database (access requires log in either via membership or via a library 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.

Carroll (also “Carrol”), Janet. 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).
—–. “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. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “Sara Champion: A Tale of the Early Days of Melbourne” (1889).

Chads, Ellen Augusta or “E.A.C.” (circa1837/1843-1923). The Herald printed an obituary (8 Oct 1923)
—–. “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).

Congreve, Emily aka “Little Jacob” (1830-1896)
—–. “Our Flowers” (1884, poem)
—–. “Spring” (1884, 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 aka Tasma (1848-1897).
—–. A Sydney Sovereign (1887), 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.
—–. Uncle Piper of Piper’s Hill: an Australian novel, Trübner & Co, London, 1889, 348pp (romance)

Daley, Mrs Dominic. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “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.

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)

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

Duncan, Lindsay. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “A Sacrifice to Friendship. A Love Story” (1889), ch1, ch2. ANFD entry.
—–. “For Mab. The Story of Two Christmas Gifts” (1883; short story in five parts), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ANFD entry.
——. “Miss Dainty. A Story in Two Chapters” (1887; short story in two parts), ch1, ch2.
—–. “Snapdragon. A Christmas Story” (1882)
—–. Up The River (1884; story in five parts), introduction; ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ANFD entry.
—–. “How I Became a Burglar” (1886)
—–. “Jack Paignton’s Opinions” (1883), ch1, ch2.
—–. Tales of Our Township (1888), ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4.

Dunn, Annie Powis. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “Robin Adair” (1887).
—–. “True Till Death” (1887).

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.

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 +.
—–. “A Bunch of Cyclamens”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 260 (1 Jan 1887).+
—–. “A Dream That Was No Dream”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXIII 270 (1 Nov 1887).+
—–. “A White Rosebud”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 255 (1 Aug 1886).+
—–. “Apple Orchard”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 249 (1 Feb 1886).+
—–. “The Blighted Meadow”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXIII 272 (1 Jan 1888).+
—–. “Brassy Bill’s Plant”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXIII 268 (1 Sep 1887).+
—–. “’Bride’ of the Mountain” (1887): ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4.
—–. “Bridget’s Locket” (1886), ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4.
—–. “Brockman’s Folly”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 246 (1 Nov 1884).+
—–. “Carl the Carpenter”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 265 (1 Jun 1887).+
—–. “Charr’s Pool”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 240 (1 May 1885).+
—–. “Christmas on the Coast” (1881).
—–. “Con Comfort”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 252 (1 May 1886).+
—–. 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.
—–. “The Darling of Blue Lands”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 234 (1 Nov 1884).+
—–. “The Deadly Diamonds”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 266 (1 Jul 1887).+
—-. “The Deathstone”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 233 (1 Oct 1884).+
—–. “The Detective’s Album: The Convict’s Revenge” (1884): ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4.
—–. “The Detective’s Dream” (1886).
—–. “The ‘Easter Lily;’ or, The Convent Bell”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 263 (1 Apr 1887).+
—–. “The Fatal Ring”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 247 (1 Dec 1885).+
—–. “The Flag at Halfmast”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 262 (1 Mar 1887).+
—–. “‘Flot’: The Waif of the Sea – A Christmas Story” (1885).
—–. “The Ghostly White Gate”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 238 (1 Mar 1885).+
—–. “The Girl’s Coffin”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 267 (1 Aug 1887).+
—–. “The Horrors at Lowdell”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 261 (1 Feb 1887).+
—–. “Ike’s Sin: A Story of the Sea” (1884).
—–. “In 1854” (1881).
—–. “Joe Silverton’s Ghost”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 243 (1 Aug 1885 – 1 Sep 1885).+
—–. “John Judge’s Mistake”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 241 (1 Jun 1885).+
—–. “Lady Mount-Joyce”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 245 (1 Oct 1885).+
—–. “The Lady of Roanaki: A Story of Christmas Eve” (1884)
—–. “The Last Kings of the Berrimas”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 254 (1 Jul 1886).+
—–. “Lessons in Death”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXIII 269 (1 Oct 1887).+
—–. “McLeod of the Mains”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 250 (1 Mar 1886).+
—–. “The Moffat Mystery” (1887), ch1, ch2, ch3.
—–. “Monk’s Mark” (1882).
—–. “Mr Montford’s Room” (1882).
—–. “Mrs John Taynge”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 257 (1 Oct 1886).+
—–. “Mrs Vere Dean’s Lodging House”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 236 (1 Jan 1885).+
—–. “My Dream At Walworth’s”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 256 (1 Sep 1886).+
—–. “My Mysterious Master”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 251 (1 Apr 1886).+
—–. “My Story of the Manse”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 232 (1 Sep 1884).+
—–. “The New Doctor”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 264 (1 May 1887).+
—–. “On Christmas Eve” (1880)
—–. “The Old Shaft”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 248 (1 Jan 1885).+
—–. “Old Strongman’s Strawberry Bed”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 239 (1 Apr 1885).+
—–. “Olinda Sparvan, The Poisoner”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 258 (1 Nov 1886).+
—–. “Poor Gold”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 242 (1 Jul 1885).+
—–. “Pretty Minnie’s Bridal Robes”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXIII 271 (1 Dec 1887).+
—–. “Queen Cleopatra”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXI 253 (1 Jun 1886).+
—–. “The Shadow On the Grass: A Christmas Story” (1883).
—–. “The Tragedy at Rosemount”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 237 (1 Feb 1885).+
—–. “The Twins of Ternapatha”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XXII 259 (1 Dec 1886).+
—–. “Wainwright’s Station”, (The Detective’s Album), Australian Journal XX 235 (1 Dec 1884).+

Franc, Maud Jeanne (1827-1886).
—–. “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?)
—–. Hall’s Vineyard (1888)
—–. “How Annie Saved Me: A Christmas Day Adventure” (1884).
—–. Johns Wife (1888)
—–. No Longer A Child (1882?)
—–. “Tom Morrison’s Golden Christmas” (1882).
—–.
Underneath: A Christmas Day’s Revelations” (1885).

Gaunt, Mary, aka M. Gaunt. Colonial Popular Fiction Digital Archive bio. AustLit bio entry (subscription).
—–. 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.

Goldney, Jessie Maria. Identified as Australian and female by ANFD.
—–. “Esther Vere’s Petition” (1880); chs 1-2; ch2 (cont). ch2 (cont.) ; ch2 (concluded).

Ham, Alice. Identified as Australian and female by ANFD.
—–. Under Capricorn (1889), chs 1-2; chs3-4; ch5; ch6-7; ANFD entry.

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 Mrs G. A. Lloyd and “Silverleaf” (1843-1885).
—–. “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.
—–. “Dr Lambert’s Troubles” (1883).
—–. “The Guest of Yarrawandah” (1884).
—–. “The Legend of Red Bluff” (1882), ch1, ch2, ch3.
—–. “Life’s Epochs” (1880).
—–. “Mackenzie’s Ghost” (1883).
—–. “More Sinned Against Than Sinning” (1883).
—–. 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 Willoughbys” (1882), ch1; ch2.

Lockett, Jeannie (nee Jane Beattie),**** (1847-1890) Scant biographical details have so far been found. She was born 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.
—–. 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.).

Martin, Catherine, aka H Derwent. Identified as Australian and female by the ANFD.
—–. “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.
—–. “Dandy Dan” (1888), ch1, ch2.
—–. “How Harry Wildford Went Home” (1882), written for The Queenslander Christmas Supplement.
—–. “The Magic Stone” (1889), ch1; ch2.

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)
—–. Tasmanian Friends and Foes (1881)

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.

Montefiore, Caroline L, aka “Eric”.
—–. “The English Cousin”, published in The Queenslander, chs 1-2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ANFD entry
—–. 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.
—–. 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).

Morrice, E C. aka E Charles aka Mrs W Morrice. Identified as female and Australian in the ANFD.
—–. “An Australian Idyl” (1887), ch1; chs 1 (cont.)-2; chs 2 (cont.)-3; ch3; chs 4-5; chs 5 (cont.) – 6; ANFD entry.
—–. “Guilty or Not: An Australian Tale” (1885), chs 1-2; chs 3-4; chs 5-6; 6-7; ch8; chs 8(cont.)-9; ANFD entry.
—–. “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.
—–. Under the Southern Cross: A Tale of Australian Life (1884), 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.

Murrell, Laura. aka “Karuna”. Identified as female and Australian in the ANFD.
—–. As A Tale Is Told (1881), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch6 (cont.); ch7; chs 8-9; chs 9 (cont.)-10; ch10 (cont.); ch11; ch12; ch13; ch14; ch15; ch16; ch17; ch18; chs 18 (cont.)-19; links to other chapters available via the ANFD.

Neale, Agnes. aka Caroline Agnes Ahearn and Caroline Agnes Leane. (1842-1892). Author identified as female and Australian in the ANFD.
—–. “My Opposite Neighbour” (1882)
—–. “My Saxon” (1889).

Palmer-Archer, Laura M. aka “Miss Archer”. Identified as Australian and female in the ANFD.
—–. 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]

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

Rawson, Wilhelmina Frances aka “L.R.” and “Lance”. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “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.

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).

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)
—-. A Week in the Future (1889).
—–. “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 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 “Avea”. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “Grapes from a Thorn: A Short Story” (1887).

Sweetapple, Anne aka “Silver Wattle” (nee Anna Mapelson). Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. Sowing the Wind (1884), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ANFD entry.

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.

Welch, Sarah** (1851-1914).
—–. The Dying Chorister, and the Chorister’s Funeral: Poems (1879). Able to be viewed here .
—–. Mr Fumecrab’s Breakfast-Table Lectures (1881) pdf downloaded here.

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

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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