Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Cleland was a mining speculator at the gold rush town of Coolgardie, WA, in the late 1890s. He is mentioned in the published guest lists for Government House balls and garden parties around the same period. He was an editor of the Silver Age, a newspaper published at Broken Hill, NSW, wrote articles for literary journals, including the Centennial Magazine, and authored a book on western Australian mining practices. A Life's Punishment, a novella serialised in the Queenslander in 1886, and The White Kangaroo: A Tale of Colonial Life, Founded on Fact (1889) appear to be his only works of fiction.