1884 in Australian literature
This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1884.
For an overview of world literature see 1884 in literature.
- January — the publishing house of Angus and Robertson is created when George Robertson joined David Mackenzie Angus in partnership.
- Rolf Boldrewood — Plain Living: A Bush Idyll
- Ada Cambridge — A Marriage Ceremony
- Mary Fortune — Dan Lyons' Doom
- Hamilton Mackinnon — The Marcus Clarke Memorial Volume
- Rosa Praed — Zero : A Story of Monte Carlo
- Catherine Helen Spence — An Agnostic's Progress, from the Known to the Unknown
- Francis Adams — Henry and Other Tales
- Marcus Clarke
- "In a Lady's Album"
- "The Eight Hours' Anniversary"
- "The Wail of the Waiter : A Tavern Catch"
- Mary Hannay Foott — "The Australiad : An Epic for Young Australians"
- William Sharp
- "Mid-Noon in January"
- "Morning in the Bush (December)"
- "The Stock-Driver's Ride"
- Douglas Sladen — A Summer Christmas and A Sonnet Upon the S. S. 'Ballaarat'
- J. Brunton Stephens — "Drought and Doctrine"
- Marcus Clarke
- "The Author Haunted by His Own Creations"
- "Bullocktown : Glenorchy"
- Daniel Henry Deniehy — The Life and Speeches of Daniel Henry Deniehy
A list, ordered by date of birth (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of births in 1884 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of death.
A list, ordered by date of death (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of deaths in 1884 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.
- 18 March — Richard Henry Horne, poet (born 1802)