Charles Rowcroft: Information, Corrections, Additions


Charles Rowcroft (1798-1856) is probably best known for Tales of the Colonies; or the Adventures of an Emigrant. Edited by a Late Colonial Magistrate (1843), one of the earliest novels set in Australia. Its ostensible purpose was to give British emigrants information regarding settlement. Rowcroft's realistic descriptions of colonial life and his lively, dramatic plot seemed to provide a successful combination: by 1858 the novel had reached seven British editions, and had been translated into French, Dutch, and German.

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Published 1 October 1983 in Volume 11 No. 2. Subjects: Colonial literature & writers.

Cite as: Zinkhan, Elaine J. ‘Charles Rowcroft: Information, Corrections, Additions.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 11, no. 2, 1983, doi: 10.20314/als.b3c29946f7.