Foreword [to The Singing Garden, by J. McRae]

[Editor: This foreword by C. J. Dennis was published in The Singing Garden (1935).] Foreword The versatile C. J. Dennis has done it again! And this time he veritably couldn’t help it! For, after revealing himself as a great lover of mankind by his sympathetic presentation of such whimsical characters as The Sentimental Bloke and […]

Introduction [From Phillip to McKell, by Rex Ingamells]

[Editor: This is the introduction section of From Phillip to McKell: The Story of Australia (1949) by Rex Ingamells.] From Phillip to McKell Settlement of New South Wales, in 1788, was but the culminating event of almost three centuries of European approach to Australia. More immediately, it was the outcome of the English prison problem. […]

Preface [The Earthen Floor, by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This preface by E. J. Brady was published in The Earthen Floor (1902).] Preface. Much of the work included in this Booklet has been published in the Sydney Bulletin; some in the Sunday Times, The Grip, and the Australasian Dramatic Annual. The rest is new to print. The verses were written at different periods […]

Note [The Yellow Wave, by Kenneth Mackay, 1895]

[Editor: This is the acknowledgements section from The Yellow Wave: A Romance of the Asiatic Invasion of Australia (1895) by Kenneth Mackay.] Note For my facts with regard to the Russian advance on India I have drawn on the writings of Mr. Charles Marvin and Professor Vambéry. To a pamphlet by the late Mr. George […]

To the Memory of Adam Lindsay Gordon [poem by Kenneth Mackay]

[Editor: This poem by Kenneth Mackay was published in Stirrup Jingles from the Bush and the Turf and Other Rhymes (1887).] Dedication To the Memory of Adam Lindsay Gordon. To your dear memory, poet horseman lying In that calm realm of deep and dreamless rest, Whither, in long procession hourly hieing, Forever march the bravest […]