y An Australian Girl single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1890 1890
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Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2002 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Rosemary Campbell , 1890-2002 single work criticism (p. xix-lx)
Biographical Background, Margaret Allen , 1890-2002 single work biography (p. 639-655)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Richard Bentley , 1890 .
      Extent: 3 vols; 331; 345; 339 pp.p.
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      • Published anonymously.
      • Designs (sketches, mainly of boating and sea scenes) at the head of chapters.
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      Extent: [iv], 474p.p.
      Edition info: Abridged edition.
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      • Published anonymously.
      • This second edition (1891) has been shortened by about one fifth and this abridged version provided the basis for all later editions.
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      Extent: 474p.p.
      Edition info: 'Australian Edition' (title page).
      Written as: Mrs Alick Macleod
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      • 'By Mrs. Alick Macleod, Author of 'The Silent Sea', etc.'
      • Verso of title page states 'This edition is especially issued for circulation in the Australian Colonies only'). Set from the second impression of the 1891 abridged edition which probably contained alterations and corrections (see Rosemary Campbell p. xlvii).
      • Digitised by AustLit, 2002.

Works about this Work

Identifying with the Frontier : Federation New Woman, Nation and Empire Sharon Crozier-De Rosa , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Changing The Victorian Subject 2014; (p. 37-58)
Meta-Medievalism and the Future of the Past in the 'Australian Girl' Novel Louise D'Arcens , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October - November vol. 26 no. 3-4 2011; (p. 69-85) Australian Literary Studies , vol. 31 no. 1 2016; (p. 69-85)

'Through an examination of works by four late nineteenth-century women writers ... which explores their differing intersections with medievalism as a temporal discourse, this essay will discuss the discourse's unique capacity to probe colonial gender and colonial ideologies via its oscillation between premodernity and modernity' (p.70).

Unsettling Sympathetic Women : Katharine Langloh Parker and Catherine Martin's An Australian Girl Tanya Dalziell , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Settler Romances and the Australian Girl 2004; (p. 74-105, notes 149-156)
A Woman For All Seasons Carolyn Hughes , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 April 2003; (p. 8)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
Japan Through the Looking Glass Diane Carlyle , Nick Walker , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 July 2003; (p. 34)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
Untitled Marion Spies , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , June no. 16 2003;

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
An Australian Girl : Catherine Martin's Famous Novel Victor Crittenden , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , July - August no. 60 2003; (p. 38)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
'We Should Try, While There is Yet Time, to Gather All the Information Possible of a Race Fast Dying Out' : Unsettling Sympathetic Women Tanya Dalziell , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , vol. 17 no. 39 2002; (p. 325-342)
This article forms the basis for a chapter in Dalziell's later work Settler Romances and the Australian Girl. It examines the role of the 'white woman' in colonial contexts and its use for Western middle-class feminists today. It's focus is on late 19th- and early 20th-century figures of the sympathetic white woman and Australian girl and the implications their representation has for recent studies on white women and British colonialism, and for feminist cross-cultural engagement.
Whiteness Under Arms: Rolf Boldrewood and Rosa Praed's Outlaw Narratives David Callahan , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , Spring vol. 44 no. 3 1999; (p. 76-88)
An Australian Girl : A Case of Political Censorship Rosemary Campbell , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Margin , April no. 47 1999; (p. 16-26)
An Australian Girl 1998 single work column
— Appears in: Newsletter (Australian Scholarly Editions Centre) , March no. 3 1998; (p. 10)
y Too Far Everywhere : The Romantic Heroine in Nineteenth-Century Australia Fiona Giles , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z440299 1998 multi chapter work criticism
Making It Easier to Die : Catherine Martin and the Euthanasia Debate Rosemary Campbell , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Margin , November no. 43 1997; (p. 30-38)
In the persona of Stella Cartland in An Australian Girl, Martin argues for controlled euthanasia, following thought current in Europe but not yet common in Australia.
Space Exploration: Catherine Martin, Australia, the World, the Universe and Whatever Kevin Gilding , 1996 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Crossing Lines : Formations of Australian Culture : Proceedings of Association for the Study of Australian Literature Conference, Adelaide, 1995 1996; (p. 61-70)
The author explores Catherine Martin's adaptation of the epic tradition to probe Australian national ideals and to include women. He discusses the effects of the 1891 textual omissions from An Australian Girl.
Landscape and the Environment in the Novels of Catherine Martin Margaret Bradstock , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Margin , July-August no. 36 1995; (p. 12-14)
Reading Catherine Martin's 'An Australian Girl' Margaret Allen , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southwords : Essays on South Australian Writing 1995; (p. 46-61)

A true 'child of her age', conversant with contemporary ideas, and the development of Australian nationalism, Catherine Martin nevertheless drew on other and older sources, notably the literature of German romanticism and the works of George Eliot.

Reading Australia : Landscapes of Faith and Doubt in the Nineteenth Century Rosemary Foxton , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Identifying Australia in Postmodern Times 1994; (p. 115-130)
Foxton notes the European settler's dualistic response to the Australian landscape, seeing it as Edenic especially when cultivated, but also as alien and Infernal. She explores Catherine Martin's use of landscape as a dramatic metaphor through which to work out the themes of religious faith and doubt.
Women, Romance, and the Nation : The Reception of Catherine Martin's An Australian Girl Christopher Lee , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , Autumn no. 17 1993; (p. 67-80)
By studying the reception of Martin's An Australian Girl, Lee analyses ways in which nineteenth-century romances came to be seen as a purely feminine literary product and thus sidelined from Australia's 'serious' writing.
The Australian Girl Catches the First Feminist Wave Christopher Lee , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 19 no. 1 1993; (p. 124-133)
Strategies of Power and Catherine Martin's "An Australian Girl" Christopher Lee , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 51 no. 2 1991; (p. 189-206)
Stella's illness is shown to resemble female Neurasthenia, a nervous condition identified in the 1860s and believed to arise from the pressures which social conditions place on the individual. The woman's illness, impacting on the domestic situation, then placed the woman in a position of 'power'.
A Woman For All Seasons Carolyn Hughes , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 April 2003; (p. 8)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
Japan Through the Looking Glass Diane Carlyle , Nick Walker , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 July 2003; (p. 34)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
Untitled Marion Spies , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , June no. 16 2003;

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
An Australian Girl : Catherine Martin's Famous Novel Victor Crittenden , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , July - August no. 60 2003; (p. 38)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
An Australian Girl 1890 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Mail , 15 November vol. 50 no. 1584 1890; (p. 1090)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel

'The anonymous writer of this novel has evidently started with the intention of presenting to the public a new and original type of Australian heroine. We have met with Australian girls (in books) whose principal characteristics were a tendency to use slang on every possible occasion, a predeliction for riding barebacked on unmanageable horses, and their somewhat hazy notion as the manners considered becoming in a young English lady; but never, in books or out of them, did we encounter the prototype of Stella Courtland the "Australian Girl", who had Kant's "Kritik of Pure Reason" at her fingers' ends, and spoke and wrote interminable pages of reflections on life, death and theological doctrines. As far as looks go, this unique young person, was quite on par with the average heroine, no less than 13 lines being devoted to the description of her eyes alone...'

An Australian Girl. 1890 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 November 1890; (p. 13)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
Marriage and Mateship in the Colonies Bronwen Levy , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Society , October 1988; (p. 48-49)

— Review of Outlaw and Lawmaker Rosa Praed 1893 single work novel ; An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
Australian Women Writers : The Literary Heritage Michelle Slung , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Belles-Lettres (US) , Spring vol. 4 no. 3 1989; (p. 7)

— Review of Outlaw and Lawmaker Rosa Praed 1893 single work novel ; An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel ; Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land : A Story of Australian Life Rosa Praed 1915 single work novel ; The Bond of Wedlock : A Tale of London Life Rosa Praed 1887 single work novel ; A Black Sheep Ada Cambridge 1888-1889 single work novel
An Australian Girl 1890 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian Critic , 1 November vol. 1 no. 2 1890; (p. 32-33)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
The Archaeology of Women's Writing Margaret McCluskey , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 104 1988; (p. 30-32)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
Paperbacks Penelope Nelson , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 4 June 1988; (p. 16)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
Untitled Catherine Helen Spence , 1890 single work review
— Appears in: The Leader , 13 September 1890; (p. 35-36)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
Untitled Catherine Helen Spence , 1890 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Observer , 20 September 1890; (p. 41)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
'We Should Try, While There is Yet Time, to Gather All the Information Possible of a Race Fast Dying Out' : Unsettling Sympathetic Women Tanya Dalziell , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , vol. 17 no. 39 2002; (p. 325-342)
This article forms the basis for a chapter in Dalziell's later work Settler Romances and the Australian Girl. It examines the role of the 'white woman' in colonial contexts and its use for Western middle-class feminists today. It's focus is on late 19th- and early 20th-century figures of the sympathetic white woman and Australian girl and the implications their representation has for recent studies on white women and British colonialism, and for feminist cross-cultural engagement.
Introduction Rosemary Campbell , 1890-2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: An Australian Girl 2002; (p. xix-lx)
Unsettling Sympathetic Women : Katharine Langloh Parker and Catherine Martin's An Australian Girl Tanya Dalziell , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Settler Romances and the Australian Girl 2004; (p. 74-105, notes 149-156)
Australians in Fiction Eric , 1894 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cosmos Magazine , 20 October vol. 1 no. 2 1894; (p. 122-123)
Meta-Medievalism and the Future of the Past in the 'Australian Girl' Novel Louise D'Arcens , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October - November vol. 26 no. 3-4 2011; (p. 69-85) Australian Literary Studies , vol. 31 no. 1 2016; (p. 69-85)

'Through an examination of works by four late nineteenth-century women writers ... which explores their differing intersections with medievalism as a temporal discourse, this essay will discuss the discourse's unique capacity to probe colonial gender and colonial ideologies via its oscillation between premodernity and modernity' (p.70).

Sir Samuel Griffith, Dante and the Italian Presence in Nineteenth-Century Australian Literary Culture Roslyn Pesman Cooper , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 14 no. 2 1989; (p. 199-215)
Strategies of Power and Catherine Martin's "An Australian Girl" Christopher Lee , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 51 no. 2 1991; (p. 189-206)
Stella's illness is shown to resemble female Neurasthenia, a nervous condition identified in the 1860s and believed to arise from the pressures which social conditions place on the individual. The woman's illness, impacting on the domestic situation, then placed the woman in a position of 'power'.
An Australian Girl: Introduction Amanda Nettelbeck , 1890-1999 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: An Australian Girl 1999; (p. vii-xxxi)
Argues that while it contains many of the ingredients of domestic romance fiction, An Australian Girl deviates from that genre both in the character of the heroine and in the novel's ending. Nettelbeck notes Catherine Martin's implicit acceptance of the conservative forces of history, but that she also challenges their limits, and has faith in a future of independence and equality..
Space Exploration: Catherine Martin, Australia, the World, the Universe and Whatever Kevin Gilding , 1996 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Crossing Lines : Formations of Australian Culture : Proceedings of Association for the Study of Australian Literature Conference, Adelaide, 1995 1996; (p. 61-70)
The author explores Catherine Martin's adaptation of the epic tradition to probe Australian national ideals and to include women. He discusses the effects of the 1891 textual omissions from An Australian Girl.
An Australian Girl 1998 single work column
— Appears in: Newsletter (Australian Scholarly Editions Centre) , March no. 3 1998; (p. 10)
Making It Easier to Die : Catherine Martin and the Euthanasia Debate Rosemary Campbell , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Margin , November no. 43 1997; (p. 30-38)
In the persona of Stella Cartland in An Australian Girl, Martin argues for controlled euthanasia, following thought current in Europe but not yet common in Australia.
Landscape and the Environment in the Novels of Catherine Martin Margaret Bradstock , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Margin , July-August no. 36 1995; (p. 12-14)
Reading Catherine Martin's 'An Australian Girl' Margaret Allen , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southwords : Essays on South Australian Writing 1995; (p. 46-61)

A true 'child of her age', conversant with contemporary ideas, and the development of Australian nationalism, Catherine Martin nevertheless drew on other and older sources, notably the literature of German romanticism and the works of George Eliot.

Whiteness Under Arms: Rolf Boldrewood and Rosa Praed's Outlaw Narratives David Callahan , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , Spring vol. 44 no. 3 1999; (p. 76-88)
y Too Far Everywhere : The Romantic Heroine in Nineteenth-Century Australia Fiona Giles , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z440299 1998 multi chapter work criticism
Catherine Martin : An Australian Girl? Margaret Allen , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Bright and Fiery Troop : Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century 1988; (p. 151-164)
Catherine Martin is undervalued today, despite her prolific writing, her fine studies of character, beautiful descriptions of the Australian landscape and shrewdly observed accounts of life in different Australian localities. An outline of Martin's life and writings.
The Pigeon Hole 1891 single work column
— Appears in: The Australasian Critic , 1 February vol. 1 no. 5 1891; (p. 107-109)
An overview of recent publications and news of writers, including Australian works and authors.
The Anglo-Australians: Mrs Campbell Praed, Ada Cambridge, Tasma, Catherine Edith Martin; also Simpson Newland, Fergus Hume, and Nat Gould. Miles Franklin , 1956 single work criticism
— Appears in: Laughter, Not for a Cage : Notes on Australian Writing, with Biographical Emphasis on the Struggles, Functions and Achievements of the Novel in Three-Half Centuries 1956; (p. 69-95)
The backgrounds of the writers and the times in which they lived; the development of an Australian identity, and current political movements.
An Australian Girl : Introduction Elizabeth Webby , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: An Australian Girl 1988; (p. vii-xii)
Women, Romance, and the Nation : The Reception of Catherine Martin's An Australian Girl Christopher Lee , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , Autumn no. 17 1993; (p. 67-80)
By studying the reception of Martin's An Australian Girl, Lee analyses ways in which nineteenth-century romances came to be seen as a purely feminine literary product and thus sidelined from Australia's 'serious' writing.

Awards

2004 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Literary Scholarship for Rosemary Campbell's 2002 critical edition
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  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • Mallee, North West Victoria, Victoria,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Adelaide, South Australia,
  • Mallee area, Murray - Mallee area, South Australia,
  • ca. 1880
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