The following list provides links to texts by well-known and forgotten Australian women writers published in the 1910s which are available either to be read online or for download. They are organised alphabetically by author in decade of publication. (Longer-length works are in italics; short works are in quotation marks.)


< Texts by Australian Women published in 1900s

Aimir, Noel aka Marie Lion (1855-1922), The black pearl, George Robertson and Co., Melbourne, 1911, 244 pp.

Boake, Capel aka Doris Boake Kerr (1899-1944), Painted clay, Australasian Authors’ Agency, Melbourne, 1917, 343 pp.

Boldrewood, Rose aka Browne, Rose Christiana Angell (Birth name) (1862-1920s), The Complications at Collaroi, John Ouseley, London, 1911, 304 pp.

Bruce, Mary Grant* (1878-1958), A Little Bush Maid (1910)
—–. Mates at Billabong  (1912)
—–. Back To Billabong (1914)
—–. Captain Jim  (1916)
—–. ‘Possum (1917)
—–. Norah of Billabong (1913)

Deamer, Dulcie* (1890-1972), The Suttee of Safa: A Hindoo romance (1913)

Downes, Marion Grace (1864-1926), Swayed by the Storm : a story of Australia to-day, Thomas C. Lothian, Melbourne, 1911, 264 pp. romance

Forrest, Mabel. aka M Burkinshaw. Identified as Australian and female in Australian Newspaper Fiction Database (ANFD). Forrest was proflic during this period and a list of her titles can be found via the ANFD here.

Fortune, Mary Helena. (1833-1911) aka “Waif Wander” and “W.W.”.
—–. Widow Neil (1919) – evidently published posthumously?

Gaunt, Mary (1861-1942), A Broken Journey: Wanderings from the Hoang-Ho to the Island of Saghalien and the Upper Reaches of the Amur River (London: T. W. Laurie Ltd., ca.1919) multiple formats here.
—–. A wind from the wilderness (London: T. W. Laurie, ltd., [1919]
—–. A Woman in China (London: T Werner Laurie, c. 1914) multiple formats here.
—–. Alone in West Africa (New York: C. Scribner’s Sons; London: T. W. Laurie, ca. 1912) multiple formats here.
—–. The Ends of the Earth, T. (Werner Laurie, London, 1916) 237 pp

Harper, Edith Alice Mary,** writing as Anna Wickham aka John Oland (1883-1947).
—–.The man with a hammer: verses (London: G. Richards, 1916) Downloadable here.
—–. The contemplative quarry [1917]; and, The man with a hammer [1916] (New York: Harcourt, Brace, and co., 1921) available here.

Howson, May Isabel (1878-1934).
—–. Love’s sacrifice (founded on facts). A book for the trenches. Depicting undying love, Imperial Press, Melbourne, 1917, 199 pp.

Mack, Louise (1870-1935).
—–. The Romance of a Woman of Thirty, Rivers, London, 1911, 374 pp. romance

Osmond, Sophie** (1871-?) An Australian Wooing (1916)

Praed, Mrs Campbell; aka Praed, Rosa Caroline (1851-1935), Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land: a story of Australian Life (1915) romance and gothic

Quin, Tarella aka (married name) Tarella Daskein (1877-1934), Kerno: a stone, William Heinemann, London, 1914, 283 pp. romance
—–. Paying Guests, Lothian Book Publishing, Melbourne, 1917, 311 pp.

Richardson, Henry Handel* (1870-1946), The Getting of Wisdom (1910)
—–. Australia Felix (1917) (Vol 1 of The Fortunes of Richard Mahony)
—–. The Fortunes of Richard Mahony (1917)

Rowlands, Effie Adelaide. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. Money Or Wife? (1913)
—–. Sunset and Dawn (1914)
—–. Love’s Young Dream (1912)

Turner, Ethel.
—–. A changed horizon (1910)
—–. Brigid and the Cub (1919)
—–. Captain Cub (1917)
—–. Flower o’ the pine (1914)
—–. The secret of the sea (1913)
—–. St. Tom and the dragon (1918)

Weatherly, Marjorie. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. Unto the Third and Fourth Generation (1913)

Weston, Kate Helen. aka Mrs J S Weston. Identified as Australian and female in ANFD.
—–. Miss Battye (1910)
—–. Mary Mahon (1912)
—–. Snoggins (1910)
—–. The Steward of the Kittywake (1913)


Texts by Australian Women published in 1920s >

* Links to the Australian Dictionary of Biography online
** Links to AustLit
*** Links to Wiki

Note: For purposes of this list “Australian” is defined loosely and may include authors who wrote books while living in Australia, or who wrote books set in Australia. If you find other texts for this list, or better links to any of the books listed, please let us know via the contact page.