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Issue Details: First known date: 1890... 1890 An Australian Girl
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Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2002 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Rosemary Campbell , 1890-2002 single work criticism (p. xix-lx)
Biographical Background, Margaret Allen , 1890-2002 single work biography (p. 639-655)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Extent: 3 vols; 331; 345; 339 pp.p.
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      • Published anonymously.
      • Designs (sketches, mainly of boating and sea scenes) at the head of chapters.
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      Extent: [iv], 474p.p.
      Edition info: Abridged edition.
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      • Published anonymously.
      • This second edition (1891) has been shortened by about one fifth and this abridged version provided the basis for all later editions.
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      Extent: 474p.p.
      Edition info: 'Australian Edition' (title page).
      Written as: Mrs Alick Macleod
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      • 'By Mrs. Alick Macleod, Author of 'The Silent Sea', etc.'
      • Verso of title page states 'This edition is especially issued for circulation in the Australian Colonies only'). Set from the second impression of the 1891 abridged edition which probably contained alterations and corrections (see Rosemary Campbell p. xlvii).
      • Digitised by AustLit, 2002.

Works about this Work

Identifying with the Frontier : Federation New Woman, Nation and Empire Sharon Crozier-De Rosa , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Changing The Victorian Subject 2014; (p. 37-58)
Meta-Medievalism and the Future of the Past in the 'Australian Girl' Novel Louise D'Arcens , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October - November vol. 26 no. 3-4 2011; (p. 69-85) Australian Literary Studies , vol. 31 no. 1 2016; (p. 69-85)

'Through an examination of works by four late nineteenth-century women writers ... which explores their differing intersections with medievalism as a temporal discourse, this essay will discuss the discourse's unique capacity to probe colonial gender and colonial ideologies via its oscillation between premodernity and modernity' (p.70).

Unsettling Sympathetic Women : Katharine Langloh Parker and Catherine Martin's An Australian Girl Tanya Dalziell , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Settler Romances and the Australian Girl 2004; (p. 74-105, notes 149-156)
An Australian Girl : Catherine Martin's Famous Novel Victor Crittenden , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , July - August no. 60 2003; (p. 38)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
Untitled Marion Spies , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , June no. 16 2003;

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
A Woman For All Seasons Carolyn Hughes , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 April 2003; (p. 8)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
Japan Through the Looking Glass Diane Carlyle , Nick Walker , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 July 2003; (p. 34)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
Untitled Marion Spies , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , June no. 16 2003;

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
An Australian Girl : Catherine Martin's Famous Novel Victor Crittenden , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , July - August no. 60 2003; (p. 38)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel
An Australian Girl 1890 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Mail , 15 November vol. 50 no. 1584 1890; (p. 1090)

— Review of An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod 1890 single work novel

'The anonymous writer of this novel has evidently started with the intention of presenting to the public a new and original type of Australian heroine. We have met with Australian girls (in books) whose principal characteristics were a tendency to use slang on every possible occasion, a predeliction for riding barebacked on unmanageable horses, and their somewhat hazy notion as the manners considered becoming in a young English lady; but never, in books or out of them, did we encounter the prototype of Stella Courtland the "Australian Girl", who had Kant's "Kritik of Pure Reason" at her fingers' ends, and spoke and wrote interminable pages of reflections on life, death and theological doctrines. As far as looks go, this unique young person, was quite on par with the average heroine, no less than 13 lines being devoted to the description of her eyes alone...'

'We Should Try, While There is Yet Time, to Gather All the Information Possible of a Race Fast Dying Out' : Unsettling Sympathetic Women Tanya Dalziell , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , vol. 17 no. 39 2002; (p. 325-342)
This article forms the basis for a chapter in Dalziell's later work Settler Romances and the Australian Girl. It examines the role of the 'white woman' in colonial contexts and its use for Western middle-class feminists today. It's focus is on late 19th- and early 20th-century figures of the sympathetic white woman and Australian girl and the implications their representation has for recent studies on white women and British colonialism, and for feminist cross-cultural engagement.
Introduction Rosemary Campbell , 1890-2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: An Australian Girl 2002; (p. xix-lx)
Unsettling Sympathetic Women : Katharine Langloh Parker and Catherine Martin's An Australian Girl Tanya Dalziell , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Settler Romances and the Australian Girl 2004; (p. 74-105, notes 149-156)
Australians in Fiction Eric , 1894 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cosmos Magazine , 20 October vol. 1 no. 2 1894; (p. 122-123)
Meta-Medievalism and the Future of the Past in the 'Australian Girl' Novel Louise D'Arcens , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October - November vol. 26 no. 3-4 2011; (p. 69-85) Australian Literary Studies , vol. 31 no. 1 2016; (p. 69-85)

'Through an examination of works by four late nineteenth-century women writers ... which explores their differing intersections with medievalism as a temporal discourse, this essay will discuss the discourse's unique capacity to probe colonial gender and colonial ideologies via its oscillation between premodernity and modernity' (p.70).

Awards

2004 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Literary Scholarship for Rosemary Campbell's 2002 critical edition
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  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • Mallee, North West Victoria, Victoria,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • London,
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Adelaide, South Australia,
  • Mallee area, Murray - Mallee area, South Australia,
  • ca. 1880
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