The Colonial Texts Series
The University of New South Wales Press published the first five titles of the Colonial Texts Series, and ASEC published the final three. The series was initiated by the English Department at University College ADFA in 1986 and was completed in 2004 with the appearance of the eighth title.
The series aimed to provide reliable reading texts of little-known nineteenth-century Australian literary works. Introductions outline relevant biographical, book-historical and critical contexts, which the explanatory notes further detail. The titles by Catherine Martin, Ernest Favenc and Tasma are full-scale critical editions, recording variant readings in other lifetime printings – as is the edition of Ada Cambridge’s A Black Sheep, the serial version of A Marked Man.
The Colonial Texts Series was initially guided by a General Editorial Committee consisting of Harry Heseltine, Paul Eggert and Joy Hooton. From the fourth title until the last the membership was Paul Eggert (acting in a general editor’s role), Harry Heseltine and Bruce Bennett. Peter Shillingsburg (textual consultant) and Joy Hooton played advisory roles.
- Ada Cambridge's A Woman's Friendship (ed. Elizabeth Morrison, 1988)
- Mary Therese Vidal's Bengala (ed. Susan McKernan, 1990)
- N. Walter Swan's Luke Mivers' Harvest, (ed. Harry Heseltine, 1991)
- Catherine Martin's The Silent Sea (ed. Rosemary Foxton, 1995)
- Ernest Favenc's Tales of the Austral Tropics (ed. Cheryl Taylor, 1997)
- Louisa Atkinson's Gertrude the Emigrant (ed. Elizabeth Lawson, 1998)
- Tasma [Jessie Couvreur]'s, The Pipers of Piper's Hill (ed. Margaret Bradstock, 2002)
- Ada Cambridge's, A Black Sheep (ed. Elizabeth Morrison, 2004)
Orders for the Colonial Texts Series should be directed to:
Prof. Paul Eggert
Australian Scholarly Editions Centre Projects,
School of Humanities and Social Sciences,
University of New South Wales Canberra,
PO Box 7916
Canberra BC 2610 AUSTRALIA
Each volume costs A$30.