Biographical and critical works about Mary Theresa Vidal

Australian Dictionary of Biography (Melbourne: Melbourne UP, 1967), vol. 2 1788-1850 I-Z, pp. 555-6.

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The Australian Encyclopaedia (Sydney: Grolier Society, 1963), vol. 9, p. 128.

Patricia Clarke, Pen Portraits; Women Writers and Journalists in Nineteenth Century Australia (Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1988), pp. 23-6.

H. M. Green, A History of Australian Literature; Pure and Applied, revised by Dorothy Green (1st edn. 1961; Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1984), vol. 1, pp. 97-101.

Cecil Hadgraft, Australian Literature (London: Heinemann, 1960), pp. 16-17.

Cecil Hadgraft, The Australian Short Story Before Lawson (Melbourne: Oxford UP, 1986), pp. 3-8 and 73-83.

Faith Compton MacKenzie, As Much as I Dare; The Autobiography of Faith Compton MacKenzie (London: Collins, 1938), pp. 16-22 and 70-7.

Faith Compton MacKenzie, William Cory (London: Constable, 1950), pp. 1-13 and 70-1.

Susan McKernan, 'Two Early Novelists: Anna Maria Bunn and Mary Theresa Vidal' in A Bright and Fiery Troop: Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century, ed. Debra Adelaide (Ringwood: Penguin, 1988), pp. 53-67.

E. Morris Miller, 'First Woman Novelist', Australasian Book News and Library Journal, March 1947. pp. 415-16.

E. Morris Miller, Australian Literature from its Beginnings to 1935 (1st edn. 940; Sydney: Sydney UP, 1973), pp. 401-2.

E. Morris Miller and Frederick T. Macartney, Australian Literature: a Bibliography to 1938, Extended to 1950 (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1956), p. 474.

Colin Roderick, An Introduction to Australian Fiction (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1950), pp. 12-13 and 33.

W. H. Wilde, Joy Hooton and Barry Andrews, The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (Melbourne: Oxford UP, 1985), p. 706.