Ada Cambridge

Standard Name: Cambridge, Ada
Married Name: Ada Cross
AC was a prolific and well-known author of fiction (more than twenty novels), poetry (three volumes), and autobiography (two volumes) in the final four decades of the nineteenth century and the first few years of the twentieth. Married for most of her writing career, she published under her birth name. Virtually all of her books appeared in London, and her more popular works also in the USA, even though her fiction was first serialized in her adopted homeland of Australia. She is remembered now as one of the earliest Australian women poets of note, for her achievements in fiction, and for her frank account of the trials of life in the colony.


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Anthologization Charlotte Barnard
A collection entitled Sacred Songs and Hymns was published through Boosey and Co. , with words written by Dr Horatius Bonar , the Rev. Frederick Whitfield , Ada Cambridge and CB (as usual under the...
Occupation Constance Smedley
Since the Langham Place Group had provided a social space for women in 1860, several organizations had already challenged the flourishing institution of men's clubs. The Lyceum Club came on the scene at a time...


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Cambridge, Ada, and Debra Adelaide. A Marked Man: Some Episodes in his Life. Pandora, 1987.
Cambridge, Ada, and Elizabeth Morrison. A Woman’s Friendship. New South Wales University Press, 1988.
Cambridge, Ada. Echoes. William Macintosh, 1869.
Cambridge, Ada. Materfamilias. Ward Lock, 1898.
Cambridge, Ada. Materfamilias. D. Appleton, 1898.
Cambridge, Ada. Not All in Vain. William Heinemann, 1892.
Cambridge, Ada. Sisters. Hutchinson, 1904.
Cambridge, Ada, and Nancy Cato. Sisters. Penguin, 1989.
Cambridge, Ada. The Hand in the Dark, and Other Poems. William Heinemann, 1913.
Cambridge, Ada. The Making of Rachel Rowe. Cassell & Co., 1914.
Cambridge, Ada. The Manor House and Other Poems. Daldy, Isbister, & Co., 1875.
Cambridge, Ada. The Retrospect. Stanley Paul & Co., 1912.
Cambridge, Ada. The Retrospect. Stanley Paul & Co., 1912.
Cambridge, Ada. Thirty Years in Australia. Methuen, 1903.
Cambridge, Ada, and Margaret Bradstock. Thirty Years in Australia. Sydney University Press, 2006.
Cambridge, Ada. Unspoken Thoughts. University of Sydney Library, 1997.
Cambridge, Ada. “Up the Murray”. The Australasian, Hugh George.