1890 in Australian literature
This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1890.
For an overview of world literature see 1890 in literature.
- Ada Cambridge – Not All in Vain : A Novel
- Carlton Dawe – The Golden Lake
- E. W. Hornung – A Bride from the Bush
- Fergus Hume
- The Gentleman Who Vanished: A Psychological Phantasy
- Miss Mephistopheles
- Alick Macleod – An Australian Girl
- Hume Nisbet
- Ashes: A Tale of Two Spheres
- Bail Up!: A Romance of Bushrangers and Blacks
- Marcus Clarke
- Australian Tales
- Humour in Verse and Prose
- Sensational Stories
- Edward Dyson – "A Golden Shanty"
- Ernest Favenc
- "A Haunt of the Jinkarras: A Fearsome Story of Central Australia"
- Henry Lawson – "The Third Murder: A New South Wales Tale"
- Price Warung
- "How Muster-Master Stoneman Earned His Breakfast"
- "Lieutenant Darrell's Predicament"
- "Under the Whip, or, The Parson's Lost Soul"
Children's and Young Adult
- Ernest Favenc – The Secret of the Australian Desert
- Barcroft Boake – "Jack's Last Muster"
- Victor J. Daley – "Even So"
- Edward Dyson – "The Trucker"
- Henry Halloran – A Few Love Rhymes of a Married Life
- Henry Lawson
- A. B. Paterson
- Louisa Lawson – "That Nonsensical Idea"
A list, ordered by date of birth (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of births in 1890 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of death.
- 28 March – Alec Chisholm, encyclopaedist (died 1977)
- 18 May – Zora Cross, poet (died 1964)
- 1 September – Arthur W. Upfield, novelist (died 1964)
- 19 October – Nina Murdoch, poet (died 1976)
- 13 December – Dulcie Deamer, poet (died 1972)
A list, ordered by date of death (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of deaths in 1890 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.