This international person is included in AustLit to identify a relationship with Australian literature.
Born: Established: 7 Feb 1812 Portsmouth, Hampshire,
Charles Dickens is included in AustLit because his work is published (in part or in full), advertised or reviewed in Australian colonial newspapers and magazines; and/or is the subject of Australian literary comment, adaptation or creative writing.
See also the full Australian Dictionary of Biography Online entry for Charles Dickens.
A Van Diemen's Land edition of the Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, (the Pickwick Papers) was published by Henry Dowling in Launceston in 1838.