This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1870.
For an overview of world literature see 1870 in literature.
See also: 1869 in Australian literature, 1870 in Australia, 1871 in Australian literature.
James Lester Burke — The Adventures of Martin Cash
Marcus Clarke — For the Term of His Natural Life
B. L. Farjeon — Joshua Marvel
J. R. Houlding
The Farm, the City and the Sea
Rural and City Life, or, The Fortunes of the Stubble Family
Marcus Clarke — "Squatters of the Past and Present : 'Arcades Ambo'"
B. L. Farjeon — "In Australian Wilds"
"The Hart Murder"
"The Spider and the Fly"
Mary Hannay Foott — "Ave Caesar! Te Morituri Salutant!"
Adam Lindsay Gordon
Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes
"The Sick Stockrider"
"Bush Lyrics : No. II : Camped by the Creek"
"The Late A. L. Gordon : In Memoriam"
Francis MacNamara — "The Ballad of Martin Cash"
Henry Kendall — "The Holy Grail"
1870 in Australian literature Wikipedia
A list, ordered by date of birth (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of births in 1870 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of death.3 January — Henry Handel Richardson, novelist (died 1946)
24 January — Ethel Turner, novelist (died 1958)
5 June — Jeannie Gunn, novelist (died 1961)
10 October — Louise Mack, poet (died 1935)
1 November — Christopher Brennan, poet (died 1932)
25 December – S. Elliott Napier, poet (died 1940)
A list, ordered by date of death (and, if the date is either unspecified or repeated, ordered alphabetically by surname) of deaths in 1870 of Australian literary figures, authors of written works or literature-related individuals follows, including year of birth.24 June — Adam Lindsay Gordon, poet (born 1833)