The Australian Career of John Lang, Novelist


John Lang, the first Australian-born novelist, has been the subject of recent articles by Dr Colin Roderick and Mr John Earnshaw. The aim of this note is to draw attention to a paragraph in a contemporary newspaper which practically confirms Lang's authorship of the Legends of Australia, and also to supplement previous discussions of Lang's abrupt departure from Australia in 1842.

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Published 1 June 1964 in Volume 1 No. 3. Subjects: Authorship, Literary career.

Cite as: Routh, S. J.. ‘The Australian Career of John Lang, Novelist.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 1, no. 3, 1964, doi: 10.20314/als.6f495b9afc.