Introduction [by Bertram Stevens, in “The Golden Treasury of Australian Verse”, 1909]

[Editor: This introduction to The Golden Treasury of Australian Verse (1909) by Bertram Stevens gives a brief history of Australian literature and poetry, from the founding of the colony in New South Wales in 1788, up to about 1900.] Introduction As the literature of a country is, in certain respects, a reflex of its character, […]