Australian Literature

While the roots of Australian literature are British, early Australian authors quickly developed a unique perspective, based on the experience of settlement in a strange and unforgiving landscape. Themes of egalitarianism and mateship, and laconic humour and bush characters abound.

The works listed here are only a selection. Please follow the links to specific authors to see additional works.

Selected Works

James Tucker, 1803-1866
Ralph Rashleigh
Catherine Helen Spence, 1825-1910
A Week in the Future [1888]
Rolf Boldrewood, 1826-1915
Robbery Under Arms [1888]
Adam Lindsay Gordon, 1833-70
Poems
Joseph Furphy ("Tom Collins"), 1843-1912
Such is Life [1903]
Marcus Clarke, 1846-1881
For the term of his natural life [1874]
Fergus Hume, 1859-1932
The mystery of a hansom cab [1886]
A. B. ("Banjo") Paterson, 1864-1941
The Man from Snowy River and other verses [1895]
Henry Lawson, 1867-1922
While the Billy Boils [1896]
Steele Rudd, 1868-1935
On Our Selection [1899]
Henry Handel Richardson, 1870-1946
The Getting of Wisdom [1910]
C. J. Dennis, 1876-1938
The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke [1915]
Miles Franklin, 1879–1954
My Brilliant Career [1901]

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