Australian Literary and Historical Texts

Grant Barrett gbarrett at AMERICANDIALECT.ORG
Wed Jan 26 01:07:21 UTC 2000

Our cadre of searchers and antedaters, among others, may find this interesting and

The Scout Report

Australian Literature Database: A Collection of 18th, 19th and
early 20th century Australian texts

Part of the metasite of the Scholarly Electronic Text and Image
Service (SETIS) at the University of Sydney Library, this site allows
users to access hundreds of complete texts of literary and historical
works written by Australians in the last three centuries. Included
here are poems, short stories, novels, reference works, memoirs,
historical narratives and documents, and much more. The texts can be
browsed or searched with options allowing users to search or limit
searches by date, publisher, author, title, genre, gender of author,
or opening lines. A limited number of historically valuable texts are
displayed in page image format; the rest are offered in standard
.html. Since many of these texts can be difficult for students and
researchers not on the southern continent to find, the database is
all the more valuable to those doing work in this field.

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