Caroline Leakey

Standard Name: Leakey, Caroline
Birth Name: Caroline Woolmer Leakey
Pseudonym: Oliné Keese
Pseudonym: The Author of God's Tenth
Nickname: Tarvine
Used Form: Oline Keese
CL is best known for her only novel, The Broad Arrow, which is based on observations made during her five-year residence in Tasmania. Her critique of the Australian penal system features a strong female convict protagonist. She also published a well-received book of poetry, and at least several dozen of her didactic and religious tracts and short stories appeared anonymously.


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Textual Production Doreen Wallace
This book was re-issued at London in 1938.
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
The American title had been used by Caroline Woolmer Leakey , who subsequently published half a dozen more titles as the Author of God's Tenth.


1853: The name of Van Diemen's Land, Australia,...

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The name of Van Diemen's Land, Australia, was changed to Tasmania and the transportation of convicts to the region discontinued.


Leakey, Caroline. “Broad Arrow, 1859”. University of Sydney Library: Australian Studies Resources: Australian Literary and Historical Texts.
Leakey, Caroline. Fine Weather Dick, and Other Sketches. Religious Tract Society, 1882.
Leakey, Caroline. God’s Tenth. Religious Tract Society, 1861.
Leakey, Caroline. Lyra Australis. Bickers and Bush, 1854.
Leakey, Caroline. The Broad Arrow. Richard Bentley, 1859.