1888 in Australian literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1888.

For an overview of world literature see 1888 in literature.

See also: 1887 in Australian literature, 1888 in Australia, 1889 in Australian literature.

Events[edit]

  • Angus & Robertson publish their first book, A Crown of Wattle, a collection of poetry by H. Peden Steel (unknown date)

Books[edit]

  • Rolf BoldrewoodA Sydney-Side Saxon
  • Ada CambridgeA Woman's Friendship
  • Edmund FinnA Priest's Secret : Under Seal of Confession
  • Fergus HumeMadame Midas : A Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life
  • Hume NisbetThe Land of the Hibiscus Blossom : A Yarn of the Papuan Gulf
  • Rosa Praed
    • The Ladies' Gallery : A Novel with Justin McCarthy
    • The Rebel Rose : A Novel with Justin McCarthy
    • The Soul of Countess Adrian : A Romance

Poetry[edit]

Short stories[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Ernest FavencThe History of Australian Exploration from 1788 to 1888

Births[edit]

A list, ordered by date of birth (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of births in 1888 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of death.

  • 18 March — Pat Hanna, dramatist (died 1973)

Unknown date

  • Grace Ethel Martyr, poet (d. 1934)

Deaths[edit]

A list, ordered by date of death (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of deaths in 1888 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.

See also[edit]

References[edit]