Marcus Clarke (1846–1881) was an Australian journalist, novelist, and poet, best known for the novel For the Term of His Natural Life (1874) which was originally serialised as His Natural Life in the Australasian Journal.
Brian Matthews has written on For the Term of His Natural Life (1874) for ABR as part of the Reading Australia project. Click here to read his essay.
Further reading and links
Reading Australia teaching resources: For the Term of His Natural Life (1874)
Materials including an app, mini-series and further readings are included on the website For The Term of His Natural Life.
Details on the restoration of the 1927 film can be found in an article on the National Film and Sound Archive website.
ABC Radio National's The Book Show program on Marcus Clarke’s His Natural Life (Broadcast on Monday 218 December 2009)
Penguin Australia’s Author Page for Marcus Clarke
Australian Dictionary of Biography entry on Marcus Clarke by Brian Elliott