1890s

The list below provides links to texts by Australian women writers published in the 1890s 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.

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Adams, Bertha Southey. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “A Wandering Lamb” (1897; children’s fiction), ch1, ch2; ch3; ch4; ANFD entry.
—–. “Betty” (1896; children’s fiction), ch1, ch2.
—–. “Darliea: A Fairy Tale of Ceylon” (1897), ch1, ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ANFD entry.
—–. Ethel: The Short Tale of a Tennis Ball (1898; children’s fiction), ch1, ch2.
—–. In the Heart of the Glowing Coals (1898; children’s fiction), ch1, ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5 (not labelled?); ch6; ch7; ANFD entry.
—–. Monica (1897), ch1, ch2; ch2 (cont.); ch3; ANFD entry.
—–. The Three B’s (1899; children’s fiction), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch9 (cont.) (Sat 6 May); ch10 (Sat 6 May); ch13 (Sat 13 May); ch14 (Sat 13 May); ch14 (Sat 20 May); ch15 (Sat 27 May); ch16 (Sat 3 Jun); ( Note: chs 11 and 12 missing or after 9 mislabelled? ANFD entry.
—–. Yu-Yu’s Love Tale (1898, children’s fiction), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ANFD entry.

Baker, Louisa Alice*****  aka Mrs L A Baker, and Alien (1858-?). Note: New Zealand author; wrote at least one novel with some Australian content.
—–. “Confidences to Her Cousins Across the Sea” (Ladies Column: 21 Sep; Ladies Column: 23 Nov; 1895)
—–. The untold half, Hutchinson & Co., London, 1899, 406 pp. downloadable as pdf.

Blitz, Mrs A. (Julia) (1847-1923), An Australian millionaire, Ward, Lock & Bowden, London, 1894, 498 pp. downloadable as pdf

Caffyn, Kathleen aka Caffyn, Mrs Mannington and Iota (romance) (1853-1926).
—–. A comedy in spasms
, Hutchinson, London, 1895, 282 pp.

Cambridge, Ada (1844-1926).
—–. The Charm That Works (1891)
—–. Company: A Love Episode (1891)
—–. In the Dead of Night (1897)
—–. Not all in Vain (1892)
—–. Materfamilias (1898)
—–. The Three Miss Kings (1891)
—–. Two Old Fogies (1898)

Carmichael, Jennings. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. A Brown Little Girl (1897)
—–. A Camp-Fire Confidence (1895)
—–. A Christmas House Party (1896)
—–. A Case of Identity (1896)
—–. A Little Hoyden (1898)
—–. Bullocks (1896)
—–. Jack’s Snake Story (1891)
—–. Larry (1896)
—–. Nipped in the Bud (1895)
—–. Real Old Chums (1896)
—–. Too Late (1896)

Castilla, Ethel. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “The King of the Downs” (1899), ch1, ch2.

Chads, Ellen Augusta (circa1837-1843-1923).
—–. “The Dog’s Shelter” (1897; nonfiction article)
—–. “Graham Jocelyn’s Revenge” (1897; short story)
—–. Tracked by bushrangers: and other stories : together with, Work for the Master : a series of papers for women, (romance) George Robertson and Co., Melbourne, 1891, 95 pp.

Couvreur, Jessie aka Tasma (1848-1897), A Sydney Sovereign and Other Tales, Trübner & Co, London, 1890, 219 pp (romance).
—–. A Broken Heart (1890)
—–. In Her Earliest Youth (1890)
—–. The penance of Portia James, William Heinemann, London, 1891, 293 pp.
—–. Not Counting the Cost (1891)

Delphia. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “A Holiday Adventure” (1897; children’s fiction), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5 (1 Jan 1898); ch6 missing? pages 69-72 are missing from TROVE; hardcopy may be available NSW State Library; ch7 (15 Jan 1898); links to chapters via ANFD.

Duncan, Lindsay. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. Tales of Our Township (1892)

Field, Catherine Eliza Somerville: aka Parker, K. Langloh (1856-1940), Australian legendary tales, Melville, Mullen & Slade, Melbourne, 1896, 132 pp.

Fisher, Mary Lucy (Lala) (1872-1929) (ed.), By creek and gully : stories and sketches mostly of bush life, told in prose and rhyme, by Australian writers in England, T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1899, 308 pp.

Foote, Maria Hannay, aka “Egeria” and “Tau”. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. A Whim of the Mistress (1894), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ANFD entry.
—–. Astera-kesphoros; The Star of Healing (1895), ch1; links to other chapters available via ANFD.
—–. “At The Coachmaker’s” (1890, children’s fiction in three parts): 1 Feb 1890; 8 Feb 1890; 15 Feb 1890.
—–. “The Black Dingo of Weeri Yeela” (1892; in seven parts), ch1; chs 2-3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; chs 11-13; ANFD entry.
—–. “Buntie Reed and His Mare Blossom” (1895; in five parts); ch1; ch2; ch3; chs 4-5; ANFD entry.
—–. The Mirage of Bralga Plain (1893)
—–. Miss Vanneck’s Trousseau (1893)
—–. Morna Lee, and Other Poems. (London: Gordon and Gotch, 1890)
—–. Nannie’s Debut (1893)
—–. Which of Them? A Story of the Mallee Country (1890)
—–. The White Geranium. A Romance of Old Marong (1893)

Forrest, Mabel. aka M Burkinshaw and “Reca”. [Sister of Ethel Mills.] Identified as Australian and female in ANFD. Forrest published many pieces during this decade. The following list is a random sample only. (Full list here.) A collection of her stories was published as The Rose of Forgiveness and Other Stories in 1904.
—–. A Striking Time (1897)
—–. Aged Forty (1899)
—–. An Accident (1898)
—–. The Ashes of Fires (1898)
—–. Blind Chance (1899)
—–. The Bone of Contention (1898)
—–. Convalescent (1896)
—–. Found Wanting (1897)
—–. Frances Floriline (1896)
—–. Georgie (1897)
—–. Jack Brown’s Washing Day (1898)
—–. Lucille (1897)
—–. The Makings of a Romance (1898)
—–. The Rift Within the Lute (1897)
—–. Small Mercies (1896)
—–. The Stumbling of the Rev. Theophilus Brown (1896)

Fortune, Mary Helena. aka “Waif Wander” and “W.W.”.
—–. “A Bunch of Shamrocks” (1891).
—–. “The Heart of the Hills: Or Hilda’s Christmas Gift” (1897).
—–. “The Story of a Waif” (1898).

Gaunt, Mary (1861-1942). Colonial Popular Fiction Digital Archive bio. AustLit bio entry (subscription).
—–. Dave’
s Sweetheart, Melville, Mullen and Slade, Melbourne, 1894, 264 pp.
—–. Deadman’s, Methuen, London, 1898, 304 pp.
—–. Down in the World
(1893)
—–. Kirkham’s Find (1897)
—–. The Moving Finger (London: Methuen, 1895) short story
—–. The Other Man (1894), 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 23-25; ch26; ch27; ANFD entry.
—–. The Riot at the Packhorse (1890)

Goldstraw, Matilda, aka Noel Hope. Identified as Australian and female here.
—–. Milliara: An Australian Romance. (1894) [further ref. Amies, “The career of a colonial schoolmistress”; Marion Amies, “The author of Noel Hope’s Milliara: An Australian Romance”, in Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 65–7.]

Halcro, Hugh. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “A Little Trip North” (1897)
—–. “The Blacks of Zulinga Island” (1894)
—–. “Captive and Captor” (1899).
—–. “Gas” (1896)
—–. “The Ghost of Murray’s Plains” (1897).
—–. “King Peter” (1896), I, II.
—–. “Little Sigma: A Cyclone Story” (1896)
—–. “The Palace of Cloud” (1894)
—–. “Peace and Goodwill” (1894; a Christmas story).
—–. “Two Stars: An Australian Fairytale” (1895)

Ham, Alice. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “Her Steadfast Purpose” (1890; a Christmas story).
—–. Through the Mill (1890; in 5 parts), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ANFD entry.

Hackney, Esther. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. Thistledown (1899)

Ham, Alice. Identified as ANFD.
—–. In Lethe’s Tide (1895)

Hammill, Mrs Herbert. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. The Editor’s Dilemma (1898)
—–. One Christmas (1893)

Hardwicke, Elizabeth aka Elizabeth Brown, Mrs Hardwick; Mrs Charles Brown, E Harwicke, E.H. (1836-1901)
—–. The Cost of An Error (Melbourne: Richardson Bros, 1897; novel. Available via State Library of Victoria (may take a while to download)
—–. Poems (1894)

Harris, Mrs Julia S aka Mrs Robert Harris. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. The Oakhurst Tragedy. A Tale of the Supernatural (1891)
—–. “Outwitted; Or, Diamond Cut Diamond” (1897), ch1; ch2; ch3; ANFD entry.
—–. “Sir Jaspar’s Ward, or The Wraith of Trevor Park” (1894), ch1; ch2; ch3; ANFD entry.
—–. “From Shadow Land; or A Traveller Returned” (1892).

Hart, Annie A. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. A Heliotrope Gown (1897)

Hay, Agnes Grant (1837-1909)
—–. Footprints: A Memoir of the Late Alexander Hay, one of the Fathers and Early Colonists of South Australia written by his widow (1899, biography)

Hodge, E. Baldwin. aka Mrs Baldwin Hodge. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. A Pitiful Blunder (1894)
—–. Dolph Meldrum’s Wooing (1897)
—–. Mabel’s Invitation (1897)
—–. The Next Generation (1899)
—–. Seven Episodes (1897)
—–. The Timber Getters (1899)
—–. Wallie’s Christmas (1897)

Kaeppel, Mrs Frances. aka “Mimosa”. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. Broken Vows, or Love Betrayed. A Tale of Domestic Infidelity (1894)

Kidgell, Ada A. Identified as Australian and female in Australian Newspaper Fiction Database.
—–. Mannigan’s Successor (1898)
—–. Peggy’s Ball Dress (1897)

Knowles, Marion Miller aka Marion Mille (1865-1949).
—–. Barbara Halliday: a story of the hill country of Victoria, George Robertson and Co., Melbourne, 1896, 320 pp.

Lawson, Louisa aka “L.L.”
—–. A Bush Experience (1891)
—– A General Servant (1896)
—–. A Lucky Day’s Washing (1890)
—–. Dert” and “Do, Dawn Newspaper Office, Sydney, 107 pp. [unknown publication date: 1890-99?]
—–. Herb and Dot. Or, Lodgings for Santa Claus (1895)
—–. Manager and Muddler (1894)

Lewin, Frances Sescadorowna. aka Sesca Lewin Somerville. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. A Christmas Development (1899)
—–. Dora’s Sacrifice (1896)
—–. The Hypnotist (1895)

Lockett, Jeannie (1947-1890).****
—–. The Case of Dr. Hilston (1890) Available serialised on TROVE: Ch 1; Ch 1 (cont.)- 2; Ch 2 (cont.); Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6 (cont.); Ch 7 (cont.); Ch 8 (cont.); Ch 9 (cont.); Ch 11; Ch 13; Ch 14 (cont.); Ch 15 (cont.); Ch 16 (cont.).

—-. “A Notable Professor” (21 Nov 1890)

Luffmann, Laura Bogue. aka “C Bogue Luffman”. Identified as female and Australian in the ANFD.
—–. A Bush Waif (1896)
—–. Flo, A Bush Maiden (1896)

McBurney, Mrs M.E. aka Alice Flax and “Flax”. Identified as female and Australian in the ANFD.
—–. “Aline” (1896), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ANFD entry.
—–. That Fellow Woman. A Kanaka Idyl (1893)
—–. “Where the Rustling Cane Grows Ripe” (1891; in 6 parts); ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ANFD entry.

Mack, Louise (1870-1935).
—–/ Teens: A Story of Australian School Girls (1897) romance
—–. Girls Together, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1898, 226 pp.
—–. The Princess with the Golden Toe. A Fairy Tale (1897)

Manning, Emily (1845-1890).
—–. The Story of a Royal Pendulum (1890), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ch14; ch15; ch16; ch17; ANFD entry.

Martin, Catherine (1848?-1937). aka “Antario”
—–. A Real Dream (1897)
—–. An Australian girl, Richard Bentley and son, London, 1891, 474 pp. romance
—–. Mrs Archibald Thorndale’s Dog (1890)
—–. The Silent Sea (1892)

Martin, Harriet Anne aka Martin, Mrs Patchett (1837-1908), (ed.) Coo-ee: tales of Australian life, by Australian ladies, Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh, London, 1891?, 318 pp.

Mills, Ethel Margaret. (1872-) aka E Mills. Identified as female and Australian in the ANFD. [sister of Mabel Forrest]
—–. A Bunya-Bunya Idyll (10 Jul 1897; a Christmas romance/love story; Queensland setting)
—–. A Cave Romance (5 Nov 1898; a love story set in the “western district”)
—–. A Day with Miss Kit (27 Nov 1897; text corrupted; Barwon River/cattle station setting;)
—–. A Lesson in Love (21 Jan 1899; a cinderella-like premise for an aspiring romance writer)
—–. An Episode of the Brisbane Flood (2 Dec 1899; QLD setting; a controlling father’s plan for his daughter is thwarted.)
—–. Autumn Leaves (25 Sep 1897; reminiscence of a disappointed love)
—–. Beauty and the Beast (8 Jan 1898; romance; a girl overcomes her distaste and a station owner’s wife is disappointed)
—–. His Especial Fear (20 Feb 1897; a potential lover is put to the test)
—–. How Grace Lost a Lover (24 Sep 1898; another comic story about the Wycherley family; Barwon setting)
—–. In Death’s Disguise (12 Feb 1898; shipboard, Sydney and “western station” setting; a middle-aged widow marries a man 20 years her junior before they take a “descendant of Becky Sharp” into their home)
—–. Jack’s Dramatic Star (10 Apr 1897; text corrupted; story of the failed marriage of the borather of Francie, the narrator); other versions: Armidale Star; Clarence and Richmond Examiner.
—–. Jean’s Folly (16 Jul 1898; a spinster’s chances of security are lost as she waits for a fickle lover)
—–. Lydia (30 Sep 1899 – very faint text; any other copies available?)
—–. The Man Who Came to Stay (16 Jan 1897; one of a series of stories about a family who live at “Wilwanda”, including the narrator, ‘Sis’, her older brother Jack and younger sister Susie; an unwanted visitor provides the opportunity for Susie to show her mettle)
—–. Mark Reading’s Vow (15 May 1897; Blue Mountains setting; convict – ghost? – story. Poor quality print)
—–. Mazeppa (3 Oct 1897; the fate of an Indigenous girl who is adopted by white settlers after her family is murdered)
—–. “On Tramps” (4 Nov 1899; nonfiction anecdotes, seemingly drawing on encounters Mills and her sister experience during their life on a country station; includes ref. to “Moree Plains” and Brisbane.)
—–. That Border-Town Ball (31 Dec 1898); story set at “Gundara Station”, described as near the boundary which separates Queensland from New South Wales; depicts a battle between the “toffs” and local shearers.
—–. To Tea at the Priory (11 Jun 1898); portrays domestic life of a once-wealthy familiar, including interesting details of contemporary technologies; set in a “Werrima” town; the Hills and the Wycherleys make another appearance.
—–. Two Men and Margaret (7 May 1898); a love story; QLD setting, “Mt Craven” – possibly west of Bundaburg?
—–. Victoria (15 Jun 1899)
—–. When Rosemary Grew (26 Mar 1898); a love story/romance; a girl raised in the bush in Queensland and betrothed to her country sweetheart is sent to her aunt’s in Sydney.
—–. Wondleford Mystery (22 Apr 1899); a domestic murder finally is finally explained; has a “ghost story” feel about it.

Montefiore, Caroline L, aka “Eric”. Identified as female and Australian in the ANFD.
—–. Miss Mellisham’s Romance (), ch1; ch2; ch3; ANFD entry.

Nelson, Harriet Arnold (?-1930?).
—–. The Romance of the Greystones, An Australian Story, Ward, Lock & Co., London, 1899, 314 pp.

North, Marianne (1830-1890)
—–. Recollections of a Happy Life: Being the Autobiography of Marianne North Edited by Her Sister Mrs. John Addington Symonds (London: Macmillan, 1892, prose travel).

O’Connor, Janet, a.k.a. J. O’Connor (1827-1895).
—–. An Address to Queensland Girls Janet O’Connor , 1893 essay

Osmond, Sophie.**
—–. Dulgabeena : an Australian story (1894) Contemporary bio of Osmond: actor, singer, writer (1894).

Palmer-Archer, Laura M. aka “Miss Archer”. Identified as Australian and female in the ANFD.
—–. A Bushman’s Sweetheart (1897)
—–. A Knot of Jasmine (1898)
—–. Bush Boys (1895)
—–. Dolan’s Discharge (1898)
—–. The Little White Soul (1897)
—–. The Lonely Woman (1898)

Petersen, Miss Elizabeth Ida aka “Conatus”. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. A Whited Sepulchre (1897)
—–. That Vixen Nancy (1899)

Philpott, N. V. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. A Perth Idyll (1898)
—–. Morning Waits at the End of the World (1897), chs 1-4; chs 4 (cont. -8; chs 8-12; chs 13-15; chs 15 (cont.)-18; chs 19-21; chs 22-25; chs 25 (cont.)-29; chs 29 (cont.)-33; chs 33 (cont.)-34; ANFD entry.
—–. “Sisters Three” (1894), chs 1-2; chs 3-4; chs 4(cont.)-6; chs 6-8; chs 8-10; ANFD entry.
—–. Under The Southern Cross (1894), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch3 (cont.); ch4; ch5; ch5 (cont.); ch6; ch7; ch7 (cont.); ch8; chs 9-10; chs 10 (cont.)-12; ch12 (cont.); ch13; ch14; ch15; ch16; ch17; ch18; ch18 (cont.); ch19; ch20; ch21; ch21 (cont.); ch22; ch23; ch24; ch25; ch26; ch27; ch28; ch29; ch30; ch30 (cont.); ch31; ch32; ch33; ch34; ch35; ch35 (cont.); ch36; ANFD entry.
—–. Whom The Gods Love (1893), syndicated in The Western Mail: ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; chs 7-8; chs 9-10; chs 11-12; chs 13-14; ch15; ch16; chs 17-18 (some text obscured); ch19; ch20; ch21; ch22; ch23; ch24; ch25; ch26; ch27; ch28; ch29; ch30; ch31; ch32; ch33; ch34; ch35; ch36; ch37; ch38; ch39; ch40 (Sat 10 Jun); ANFD entry.

Praed, Mrs Campbell aka Rosa Caroline Praed (1851-1935), December Roses: A Novel (1892). romance and gothic
—–. The Romance of a Chalet: A Story (1892)
—–. Christina Chard : A Novel (2 versions available) (1893)
—–. Outlaw and Lawmaker (in 3 volumes) (1893)
—–. The Romance of a Station: An Australian Story(London: Chatto and Windus, 1893) – available as pdf
—–. Mrs Tregaskiss : A Novel of Anglo-Australian Life (1895)
—–. Nulma(1897)
—–. The Scourge-Stick (1898)
—–. Madame Izan: A Tourist Story (1899) available as pdf

Quin, Teth aka Quinn, Ethel.
—–. The well-sinkers : an Australian pastoral, T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1899, 224 pp.

Rawson, Wilhelmina Frances aka Mrs Lance Rawson (1851-1933).
—–. ‘The Bushman’s Rest, in Martin, Mrs Patchett (ed.), Coo-ee: tales of Australian life, by Australian ladies, Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh, London, 1891?, pp. 177-256.
—–. Judge Not. A True Story of the Bush (1894)

Richmond, Lily.
—–. Sally: a Sydney tale, in three parts, George Robertson and Co., Melbourne, 1897, 321 pp.

Rosman, Alice Grant. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. An Old Tune (1898)

Rowlands, Effie Adelaide. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. Woman against Woman (1896), ch1; chs 2-3; ch3; ch4; ch4 (cont.); ch5; ch5 (cont.); ch6; ch6 (cont.); ch7; ch7 (cont.); ch8; ch8 (cont.); ch9; ch9 (cont.); ch9 (cont.); ch10; ch10 (cont.); ch11; ch12; ch13 (27 May); 30 May (ch 13 cont. mislabelled 12?); ch14 (30 May); ch15; ch15 (cont.); ch15 (cont.); ch16; ch17; ch18; ch18 (cont.); ch18 (cont.); ch19; ch20ANFD entry.

Rugby, Jack. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. A Haunted Station (1898)
—–. A Romance of the Camp (1897)
—–. An Unpromoted Officer
—–. The Brand of Cain (1898)
—–. The Coltbreaker (1898)
—–. In the Grasp of a Madman (1898)
—–. Lovemaking by Telegraphy (1899)
—–. Mrs Wilson’s Family Pride (1897)
—–. My Aunt’s Legacy (1898)
—–. Tommy’s Abduction (1899)

Schlank, Racey. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. The Death Bone (1897).
—–. In the Scrubland (1897).
—–. The Story of a Brain Kaleidoscope (1896)

Scott, Winifred. Identified as Australian and female in Australian Newspaper Fiction Database.
—–. In Black and White (1898)

Shackell, Mrs. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. Matched and Mated: A Romance in Real Life (1893), ch1; chs 2-3; ch4 (cont.?); ch5; ch6; ch6 (cont.); ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; chs 10 (cont.)-11; ch12; ch13; ch14; ch14 (cont.); ch15; ch16; ch16 (cont.); ch17; ch18; ch19; ch19 (cont.); ch20; ch21 (13 Jan 94 mislabelled 12?); ch22; ch23; ch23 (cont.); ch24; ch25; ANFD entry.

Steel, Mrs E. Identified as Australian and female in Australian Newspaper Fiction Database.
—–. Katie Bryce’s Two Christmas Days (1894)

Stocks, A. Mabel. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. The Silver Honeymoon (1898)
—–. Studies in Bush Life. On a Gippsland Selection (1899)

Storrie, Agnes L. aka “Avea”. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. A Vital Mistake (1896)
—–. Woven Awry. A Twisted Thread (1897)

Stow, Catherine Eliza. aka K. Langloh Parker. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. Australian Legendary Tales (1896 London)
—–. More Australian Legendary Tales (1898)

Suttor, Catherine. aka Mrs Allan Suttor. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. Father Darcy. An Australian Easter Story (1897)
—–. Lord of His Own (1898)

Sweetapple, Anna Mapleson. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. “The Devil a Saint Would Be” (1897)
—–. “How I Came to Australia” (1890, fiction in 4 parts), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ANFD entry.
—–. “A Victim of Intrigue” (1899)

Thomas, Margaret (1843-1929).
—–. ‘The Story of a Photograph‘, in Martin, Mrs Patchett (ed.), Coo-ee : tales of Australian life, by Australian ladies, Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh, London, 1891?, pp. 257-270.
—–. ‘To My Cigarette‘, in Fisher, Lala (ed.), By creek and gully : stories and sketches mostly of bush life, told in prose and rhyme, by Australian writers in England, T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1899, pp. 163-166.
—–. ‘Struck Gold, in Fisher, Lala (ed.), By creek and gully : stories and sketches mostly of bush life, told in prose and rhyme, by Australian writers in England, T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1899, pp. 75-84.

Todd, Mrs R.H. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. The Queen of the Fairies: A Christmas Story for Young Australians (1892)

Turner, Ethel.* aka Mrs H. R. Curlewis and Ethele S Turner (1870-1958)
—–. A Champion in Ankle-straps (1896)
—–. “A Dreadful Pickle” (1893): ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch4 (cont. or ch 5 mislabelled?); ch6ANFD entry.
—–. The Camp at Wandinong (1898), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch11; ch12; ch13; ANFD entry.
—–. “Gladys and the Fairies” (1893; children’s story), ch1; ch2; ch2 (cont.); ch3; ch4; ch4 (cont.); ANFD entry.
—–. The Gloves of Gregan M’Alister (1897)
—–. The Missing Word: A Dream Within a Dream (1893)
—–. Seven Little Australians (1894)
—–. The Story of a Baby (1896)

Turner, Lilian.
—–. A Woman’s Way (1897)
—–. Barbara (1899)
—–. “Colonial Tommy” (1899).
—–. Disturber of the Peace (1897)
—–. Little Lady Golden-Hair (1898)
—–. Miss Elizabeth (1886), ch1; ch2; ch2 (cont.); ch3; ch4; ch5; ch5 (cont.); ch6; ch6 (cont.); ch7; ch8; ch9; ch10; ch10 (cont.); ch11; ch12; ch12 (cont.); ch13; ch13 (cont.); ch14; ANFD entry.
—–. “The Narrow Way” (1899), ch1, ch2.
—–. To Him that Hath Not (1898).

Waterhouse, Jessie Mabel aka Jessie Mabel Smythe and Mrs J I Waterhouse (1851-1928).
—–. For Marjory’s Sake: a story of South Australian country life (1893) on iTunes here.
—–. On the Wrong Track (1893).
—–. Pilgrims from the Seventh Pleiad (1896).

Whitfeld, Adeline J. aka A Jamieson Wrainford. ANFD list of titles.
—–. Double Ugly (1896).
—–. Farmer Mack (1895), ch1; ch1 (cont.); ch1 (cont.); ch2; ch2 (cont.); ch2 (cont.); ch3; ch3 (cont.); ch3 (cont.); ch4; ch5; ch5 (cont.); ch6; ANFD entry.
—–. The Living Pen (1897).
—–. “Madge” (1892; serialised in The Launceston Examiner): ch1; chs 2-3; chs 3 (cont.)-4; chs 5-6; ch6 (cont.)-7; ch7 (cont.); ANFD entry.
—–. My Lady (1893), ch1; ch2; ch2 (cont.); ch3; ch3 (cont.); ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ch7 (cont.); ch8; ch9; ch10; ch10 (cont.)-11; ch12; ch13; ch13 (cont.); ANFD entry.
—–. On The Measureless Plain. A Colonial Story (1898).
—–. Rex (1894), ch1; ch2; ch2 (cont.); ch3; ch3 (cont.); ch4; ch4 (cont.); ch5; ch6; ch7; ch7 (cont.)-8; ch9; ch10; ch10 (cont.); ch11; ch12; ch12 (cont.); ch13; ANFD entry.
—–. Uncle Turk (1894), ch1; ch2 (captured with previous item “Poetry” – scroll down); ch3; chs 4-5; chs 6-7; chs 8-10; chs 11-12; chs 13-14; chs 15-17; links to other chapters available via the ANFD.

Whiting, Mary Bradford (1864-1935). Few bibliographical details for this author have been found. Her book A Daughter of the Empire (1919) is cited among notes for a Monash University exhibition on Australian Women Writers. Indications that Whiting was Australian, or at least wrote in Australia, are the titles of several of her children’s books, including, Wallaby Hill and Josee: An Australian Story. For a fragment of information on Josee see here. Chapter 1 of Sir Tristram, which was serialised in 1897, contains a portrait of a female writer in her study. She also published numerous short stories for children in “The Girls Own Paper“.
—–. Sir Tristram (serialised in 1897), Ch1; cont. Ch1 & Ch2; cont. Ch2;  cont. Ch2 & start of Ch3; cont. Ch3 & start Ch4; cont. Ch4v; cont. Ch4, start Ch5; cont. Ch5; cont. Ch5, start Ch6; cont. Ch6 & start Ch7; cont. Ch7; cont. Ch7 (poor quality); cont. Ch7, start Ch8 (poor quality); cont. Ch8; Ch9; cont. Ch9; ch10; cont. Ch10; cont. Ch10;  cont. Ch10; Ch11; cont. 11 (4 Dec); cont. Ch11; cont. Ch11; cont. Ch12; Ch13; cont. Ch13 & start Ch14; cont. Ch14; cont. Ch14 & start Ch15; cont. Ch15 and start Ch16; cont. Ch16 (14 Dec); Ch17 (15 Dec); cont. Ch17 (16 Dec); cont. Ch18 (Dec17); Ch19 (Dec18); cont. Ch19 (20Dec); cont. Ch20 (22 Dec); Ch20 (Dec21); cont. Ch20 (Dec22); Ch21 (Dec23); cont. 21; cont. Ch21 (24 Dec);  cont. Ch22 & start Ch23 (Dec 27); cont. Ch23 & start Ch24(28 Dec); cont. 24 & Ch25 (29 Dec); cont. 25 (30 Dec) (final).

Wren, Jenny. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—– A Life History (1898)
—–. A Woman’s Heart (1895)
—–. Missing. A Christmas Story (1892), ch1; ch2; ch3; ch4; ch5; ch6; ch7; ANFD entry.
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