Charles White (writer)

Charles White (1845–1922) was an Australian journalist and author noted for his books on bushranging. He was an uncle of Mary Gilmore.

Charles was born in Bathurst, New South Wales, the son of the owner of the Bathurst Free Press. He worked as police roundsman for his father, and became interested in the activities of bushrangers Ben Hall, Frank Gardiner and John Gilbert

He served as editor for his father's newspaper from 1884 to 1902.


  • Convict Life in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land 1889
  • The Story of the Bushrangers 1892
  • History of Australian Bushranging 1903, a rewrite of the earlier book.


  • Wilde, William H., Hooton, J., Andrews, B. (eds.) The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, Melbourne 1994. ISBN 0 19 553381 X