Born in 1852 in Geelong Victoria.
Alfred Chandler was to began his journalistic career at the Hamilton Spectator. He moved to Adelaide in 1878 and was the co-founder of the Adelaide satirical weekly Quiz in 1892. In 1894, as the Western Australian gold rush began, he arrived in Coolgardie. He edited The Goldfield Courier, The Coolgardie Miner and later, The Sunday Times. He resigned from The Sunday Times in 1925 and became a prominent member of the Secession movement. Chandler was an active member of Perth's literary world.
He died in Perth in 1941.