A note in the Free-Lance's 'Bohemia' column states: 'A. J. Dawson, who poses as an Australian story-writer in London, is bringing out a new yarn called "The Beachcomber," the scene of which is laid in the Australian bush, which Dawson is alleged to know well from rough experience. He is 30, and claims to have been on a back blocks journal in Queensland for some years.' 1.3 (7 May 1896): 10
Note: M&M and ECB incorrectly list A Soldier of the Future (1908) as being written by A. J. Dawson. The author was, in fact, William James Dawson.