Author:John Henry Macartney Abbott

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John Henry Macartney Abbott

Australian novelist and poet published as "J. H. M. Abbott."



  • Plain and Veldt: being studies, stories and sketches of my own people, in peace and at war (1903)
  • Letters from Queer Street: being some of the correspondence of the late Mr John Mason (1908)
  • The Sign of the Serpent (1910)
  • Castle Vane: A Romance of Bushranging on the Upper Hunter in the Olden Days (1916) IA
  • Sally: The Tale of a Currency Lass (1918)
  • The Governor's Man (1919)
  • Sydney Cove: A Romance of the First Fleet (1920)
  • Ensign Calder (1922)
  • Red O'Shaughnessy (1935)


  • Out of the Past (1944)

Short stories[edit]

  • The King's School and Other Tales for Old Boys (1931)

Children's fiction[edit]

  • The Story of William Dampier (1911)
  • Dogsnose (1928)


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1927.

The author died in 1953, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.