Evans, Matilda Jane (1827-1886)

Also known as
Congreve, Matilda Jane (1827-1886)
Congreve, Matilda JaneFranc, Maud Jeanne (1827-1886)
Evans, Henrietta Matilda Jane (1827-1886)
Evans, Matilda (1827-1886)
Franc, Maud Jeanne (1827-1886)
Field of activity
Writer; Novelist; Teacher
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-775080

Biographies

Matilda Jane Evans (1827-1886), teacher and novelist under the pseudonym Maud Jeanne Franc, was born on 7 August 1827 at Peckham Park, Surrey, England, the elder of two surviving daughters of Henry Congreve,...

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Matilda Evans arrived in Adelaide with her family in 1851. Her first novel, was completed in 1861 while Evans was working as a governess near Mt Barker. After the death of her husband, Ephraim Evans, she opened a school at Angaston and resumed writing novels. Her works, which always had religious and temperance themes, included (1866), (1867), (1869) and (1869). Evans opened Angaston House in North Adelaide in 1868. A collected edition of her fourteen novels was republished several times.

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Resources for Matilda Jane Evans

Selected resources (17)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Evans, Henrietta Matilda Jane
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Beatrice Melton's Discipline
    Franc, Maud Jeanne
    [London]
    Published: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
  3. Evans, Matilda Jane (1827-1886)
    Finnis, H. J.
    [2006]
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography
  4. John's Wife
    Franc, Maud Jeanne
    [London]
    Published: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
  5. Vermont Vale, or, Home Pictures in Australia
    Franc, Maud Jeanne
    [London]
    Published: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
  6. Emily's Choice: An Australian Tale
    Franc, Maud Jeanne
    [London]
    Published: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
  7. Golden Gifts: An Australian Tale
    Franc, Maud Jeanne
    [Kapunda, SA]
    Published: Scandrett & Elliott
  8. Into the Light
    Franc, Maud Jeanne
    [London]
    Published: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
  9. Little Mercy, or, For Better, For Worse
    Franc, Maud Jeanne
    [London]
    Published: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
  10. Marian, or, The Light of Someone's Home
    Franc, Maud Jeanne
    [London]
    Published: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
  11. Minnie's Mission: An Australian Temperance Tale
    Franc, Maud Jeanne
    [London]
    Published: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
  12. No Longer a Child
    Franc, Maud Jeanne
    [London]
    Published: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
  13. Silken Cords and Iron Fetters: An Australian Tale
    Franc, Maud Jeanne
    [Gawler, SA]
    Published: Whaley, Austin & Co.
  14. South Australian Christmas Annual, 1881: Containing Tales
    Franc, Maud Jeanne, George E. Loyau et al
    [Adelaide]
    Published: Scrymgour & Sons
  15. Hall's Vineyard
    Franc, Maud Jeanne
    [London]
    Published: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
  16. All Her Labours: Third Women and Labour Conference, Adelaide
    Publications Collective, Women and Labour Conference
    [Sydney]
    Published: Hale & Iremonger
  17. 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
    Radi, Heather
    [Broadway, NSW]
    Published: Women's Redress Press

Resources by Matilda Jane Evans (29)

  1. Minnie's mission : an Australian temperance tale / by Maud Jean Franc
    Franc, Maud Jeanne, 1827-1886
    [ Book : 1869-1909 ]
    At 11 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 34,064.441)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 34,064.441)

  2. Marian / by Maud Jean Franc
    Franc, Maud Jeanne, 1827-1886
    [ Book : 1800 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,952.363)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,952.363)

  3. Marian ; The light of some one's home : A tale of Australian bush life
    Franc, Maud Jeanne, 1827-1886
    [ Book : 1868 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,914.625)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,914.625)

  4. Fern hollow, or, Old life in new lands / by Maude Jeanne Franc
    Franc, Maud Jeanne, 1827-1886
    [ Book : 1885 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,825.273)

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  5. Golden gifts : an Australian tale / by Maud Jeanne Franc
    Franc, Maud Jeanne, 1827-1886
    [ Book : 1869-1896 ]
    View online
    At 17 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,824.234)

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  6. Silken cords and iron fetters / by Maude Jean Franc
    Franc, Maud Jeanne, 1827-1886
    [ Book : 1888 ]
    At Flinders University
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,764.023)

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  7. Marian, or, The light of some one's home / by Maud Jean Franc
    Franc, Maud Jeanne, 1827-1886
    [ Book : 1920-1929 ]
    At 7 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,740.824)

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  8. Vermont Vale / by Maud Jeanne Franc
    Franc, Maud Jeanne, 1827-1886
    [ Book : 1880-1926 ]
    At 6 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,708.094)

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  9. Silken cords and iron fetters / by Maud Jeanne Franc
    Franc, Maud Jeanne, 1827-1886
    [ Book, Article : 1870-1909 ]
    View online
    At 12 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,708.062)

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  10. Marian, or, The light of someone's home / by Maud Jean Franc
    Franc, Maud Jeanne, 1827-1886
    [ Book : 1894 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  1. Roberts, Tom (1856-1931)
    Art Teacher; Artist; ; Photographer; Printmaker; Sculptor; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Draughtsman; Painter; Hospital orderly; 8401
    ... Muskett, Alice Jane ... Price, Jane ... , England, elder son of Richard Roberts, journalist, and his wife Matilda Agnes Cela, née Evans. Tom was... ...
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  2. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE AND MUSIC.
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    Abstract: We have upon our table two or three more specimens of South Australian literature and music, to which we propose devoting a portion of our space. We ... 2969 words
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  3. Family Notices
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Friday 23 March 1934 p 20 Family Notices
    ... .I.P. NETTLETON. —On the 22nd March, Mary Jane, beloved mother of Mrs. Tomlinson, Margaret street, North Richmond ... . 1327. Always remembered by her loving son. Jack, and daughter-in-law. Gert. EVANS.— In sad, but fondest ... 1824 words
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  1. DECLARATIONS OF ACQUISITION OF BRITISH NATIONALITY.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 12 June 1947 [Issue No.101] p 1538

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    ... , Queensland Churchill-street, Ingham, Queensland 10 Evans-street, Brunswiok,- Victoria Mirboo North, Victoria ... Francesca Gava, Ermenegilda Gavioli, Matilda Gazzola, Severina Geanellos, Despina Georgiou (known as George ... 5666 words
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    ... . Situation of House. Sign of House. ABMIDALE LICENSING DISTRICT. Allen Jane , Arndell Albert E Brereton ... ... Macnamara Brian Mitchell Jane Nestor John Peaeley Thomas F Richardson Fred. L,... Rundle Jane Ryan Jane ... 15340 words
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    New South Wales Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney : 1860 - 1930) Wednesday 17 April 1912 [Issue No.16] p 159

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    ... Abduction. Ballina.—George William Hovey alias Smith, charged with taking away Jane Matilda Mc ... then having lawful charge of the said Jane Matilda McDonald, with intent to carnally know her, has been ... 69 words
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  1. Our own Matilda : Matilda Jane Evans 1827-1886, pioneer woman and novelist / Barbara Wall
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  3. Silken cords and iron fetters : By Maude Jean Franc
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