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Grosvenor Bunster was probably the eighth child of William Bunster, and the oldest child from his second marriage to Anna Maria Williams. Grosvenor's father William Bunster was firstly in a de facto relationship with Lucy Goodwin, and then married for the first time to Sarah Williamson. Grosvenor was born on 28 May 1838 and baptised on 29 August 1838 in Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land. He would later go on to be one of Australia's prominent literary icons alongside his contemporary Marcus Clarke. He wrote numerous newspaper articles, short stories, as well as longer serialised novels. He contributed at least three pieces to Australia's theatrical history, as well as a smattering of poems, while delivering the occasional public lecture on subjects such as Charles Dickens and Abraham Lincoln. This section attempts to put together a timeline of Grosvenor's known activities, as well as a alphabetical list of his works, and some further information from various published sources.