Anthony Trollope, Australia and New Zealand

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On 27 July 1871, Anthony Trollope arrived in Melbourne, Australia on board the S.S.

Great Britain,

with his wife Rose. After a few days, he headed for Queensland, commencing a grand tour of the Australian colonies. Trollope made the trip to visit his younger son, Frederic, a sheep farmer in New South Wales, but before his departure, the author cannily signed a contract with the publisher Chapman and Hall for a travel book. As he travelled and wrote, Trollope dispatched a number of letters to England to be published in the London

Daily Telegraph

under the pseudonym “Antipodean”. These epistolary reports reached a wide audience, as they were reproduced in other domestic newspapers along with colonial publications, such as

The Queenslanders


The Sydney Morning Herald

. The pieces were…

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Citation: Tang, Ge. "Australia and New Zealand". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 September 2021 [, accessed 23 June 2024.]

6474 Australia and New Zealand 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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