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Barlee, Charles Haynes (1822 - 1882)


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    Humorous tales and sketches of colonial life

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Barlee was a brother of the colonial secretary, grazier and magistrate Sir Frederick Palgrave Barlee. He was born at Suffolk, England, and went to South Australia in 1839, later travelling to Sydney and then Brisbane, where he was appointed as a Queensland Parliamentary reporter. He was an editor of the Sydney journal Once A Week in 1878. His non-fiction publications include volumes on Queensland and New Zealand in a series of Emigration Papers for the Working Classes edited by his sister Ellen Barlee, a British author and social campaigner. His novel, Jones V. Jenkyns or the Bushranger's Revenge (1879), was described as 'bristling with satire' in a review of the time. A collection of short stories, Humorous Tales and Sketches of Colonial Life (1893), was published after his death.

Published resources


  • Barlee, Charles Haynes, Humorous tales and sketches of colonial life, W.M. MacLardy, Sydney, 1893, 320 pp. Details

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