AustLit logo
Mrs Chads Mrs Chads i(A13192 works by) (birth name: Ellen Augusta Morrison) (a.k.a. Ellen Augusta Chads)
Also writes as: E. A. C.
Born: Established: 1837 Jersey, Channel Islands,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 1923 Brighton, Brighton - Moorabbin area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Female
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


'Little is known of this colonial author, who published three collections of short stories and one novella in Melbourne between 1882 and 1891, largely with themes of romance and moral instruction. Comments in the preface to one of her collections indicate that she came to Australia from England, having also spent time in colonial India. Chads dedicated her collection The Snowdrop's Message and Other Tales (1888) to the Bishop of Melbourne, while Tried as Pure Gold and Other Tales (1882) is devoted 'by special permission' to the Governor of Victoria, drawing criticisms of 'bad taste' from a Leader reviewer of the time, for using social connections to seek literary recognition.' (Colonial Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive)

Most Referenced Works

Last amended 14 Apr 2016 16:56:23
Other mentions of "" in AustLit: