AustLit is a searchable, scholarly source of authoritative biographical, bibliographic, critical, and production information about Australian writers and writing.
It also documents the publishers, newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals that make this work known.
Material dates largely from the arrival of European print culture in Australia (c.1788) to the present. However, pre-1788 works, such as Gabriel de Foigny's utopian, imaginary work from 1676, La Terre Australe Connue, are included, as are references to the pre-colonial and continuing storytelling cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
We interact closely with our academic colleagues through the growing number of Research Projects supported by AustLit, and undertaken by scholars around the country.
Our news blog, AustLit News, our Twitter feed, @AustLit, and an information request service keep our users informed.
The database encompasses bibliographic information about individual 'works' such as:
and 'agents' who might be:
Note: The use of the term 'agent' is a database convention used to distinguish people and organisations from 'works'. More information can be found in the Data Model section.
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