Anthony Trollope (visitor)

Anthony Trollope (visitor)

Name: Anthony Trollope (visitor)

Epoch: Late 19th Century (the \'Long Nineteenth Century\')

Grouping Field: Humanities (Ideas Formatted as Ideas) and Social Science (Models)

Location Grouping: Individual\'s Work Location

Map Coordinates: 27°27\'60.0\"S 153°01\'56.7\"E

Years At Location: 1871

One Historical Setting: Mr. Anthony Trollope, visitor lodging somewhere in Brisbane [TBA] (1871)

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Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), as the famous novelist, made a major Australasian tour in 1871-1872. Trollope revisited Australia in 1875. An account of his earlier tour was produced as Australia and New Zealand which appeared in 1873; George Robertson brought out an Australian edition.

Impact On Brisbane Society

Queensland historian, Ross Johnston, first saw the local significance of Trollope in ‘The Call of the Land’. The literary talent of Trollope was the opportunities for locals to read their own self-perceptions.


R. B. Joyce, ‘Trollope, Anthony (1815–1882)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1976, accessed online 4 July 2019.

Fitzgerald, Ross; Megarrity, Lyndon; Symons, David. Made in Queensland : a New History, Special Q150 commemorative edition, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld, 2009.

Johnston, W. (William) Ross. The Call of the Land: a History of Queensland to the Present Day, Jacaranda Wiley, Brisbane, 1982.

Lamb, Derek. The City of Sin, Sweat & Sorrow: Anthony Trollope, Rockhampton, 1871, Rockhampton Press, Rockhampton Qld, 2012.

Trollope, Anthony. Australia and New Zealand, George Robertson, Melbourne, 1873.

Image Citation

Image of a Sketch of Anthony Trollope, 1870. State Library of Queensland