Lydia Wevers


Lydia Wevers is the director of the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.

She has published widely on Australian and New Zealand literature.

Her most recent book is Reading on the Farm: Victorian Fiction and the Colonial World (Victoria University Press, 2010).


First, build your hut

EssayWHERE IS OUR Marcus Clarke? Henry Handel Richardson? Rolf Boldrewood, Ada Cambridge, Tasma, Henry Kingsley, Joseph Furphy? Why don't we have the rich history of three-deckers and popular fiction that adorns the literary history of Victorian Australia? In the...

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