Anna Maria Murray, Authoress of The Guardian


Wilson discovers and provides a biographical sketch of Anna Maria Murray (1808-1889), the heretofore unknown author of The Guardian: A Tale, the first novel printed and published on the mainland of Australia.

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Published 1 October 1967 in Volume 3 No. 2. Subjects: Authorship, Colonial literature & writers, 19th Century Women Writers.

Cite as: Wilson, Gwendoline. ‘Anna Maria Murray, Authoress of The Guardian.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 3, no. 2, 1967, doi: 10.20314/als.077d0cf9f5.