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Dale, Alice Mary


Dale was born at Sheffield, England and came to Australia with her husband in the 1880s. She was a contributor to Household Words and All the Year Round and the author of four novels. The first of these, With Feet of Clay (1895), was a partly Australian tale, praised in the Pall Mall Gazette for its portrayal of a 'really splendid blackguard' and in New Zealand's Evening Post for powerfully addressing the important political issue for women of differing marriage laws between England and the colonies.

Published resources


  • Dale, Alice Mary, With feet of clay, George Robertson and Co. , Melbourne, 1895, 312 pp. Details
  • Dale, Alice Mary, Marcus Warwick : atheist, Kegan Paul, Trench, London, 1898, 396 pp. Details

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