Nathaniel Gould (1857-1919), always known as Nat Gould, was a British novelist. In 1877, in reply to an advertisement, he was given a position on the Newark Advertiser and obtained on it a good all-round knowledge of press work. In 1884 sailed for Australia, where he became a reporter on the Brisbane Telegraph. In 1886 he went to Sydney and worked on the Referee, Sunday Times and Evening News. Then followed 18 months at Bathurst as editor of the Bathurst Times during which he wrote his first novel, With the Tide. Back in England, Gould began steadily writing fiction. Amongst his other works are Jockey Jack (1892), Only a Commoner (1895), Town and Bush: Stray Notes on Australia (1896), A Lad of Mettle (1897), Breaking the Record (1916), The Rider in Khaki (1917) and The Sweep Winner (1920).