This chapter traces 'the importation of books, the growth of libraries and literary societies, the beginnings of local publishing and the influence of educational institutions, including mechanics' institutes and universities.'
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yThe Cambridge History of Australian LiteraturePeter Pierce
CambridgePort Melbourne:Cambridge University Press,2009Z16047592009reference 'The Cambridge History of Australian Literature ... spans Australian literary history from colonial origins, encompassing indigenous and migrant literatures, as well as representations of Asia and the Pacific and the role of literary culture in modern Australian society. Bringing together a distinguished line-up of contributors, this volume explores each of the literary modes in an Australian context, including short story, poetry, children's literature, autobiography and fiction. This book is an essential reference for general readers and specialists alike.' (From the publisher's website.)CambridgePort Melbourne:Cambridge University Press,2009