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The Fiction Fields of Australia : Introduction single work   criticism   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1966... 1966 The Fiction Fields of Australia : Introduction
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    The Fiction Fields of Australia Frederick Sinnett , 1856 single work criticism
    — Appears in: The Writer in Australia : A Collection of Literary Documents, 1856-1964 1969; (p. 8-32)

    'Frederick Sinnett (1830-1866) was a journalist, author and newspaper editor. Born in Germany, he emigrated to Australia as a young man. He joined a group who explored the Lake Torrens area near Adelaide, which he reported on in 1854 to the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science. He worked on many newspapers around Melbourne, including the Melbourne Morning Herald and General Daily Advertiser (later the Herald), and the Argus. He was the author of the first critical essay on Australian literature; The Fiction Fields of Australia (1856), and reported on the 1858 gold rush in Canoona; An Account of the "Rush" to Port Curtis, Including Letters Addressed to the "Argus" as Special Correspondent from the Fitzroy River (1859). He was a co-founder of the Melbourne Punch, the Daily News in Geelong and in 1862 he founded the Daily Telegraph in Adelaide and was its first editor. He also wrote An Account of the Colony of South Australia Prepared for Distribution at the International Exhibition of 1862 (1862).'  (Publication summary)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1966
    pg. 1-20
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