E. J. Brady’s verses: “The Ways of Many Waters” [29 April 1899]

[Editor: A critical review of E. J. Brady’s book The Ways of Many Waters, in the “Books and Bookmen” column, published in The Catholic Press, 29 April 1899.] E. J. Brady’s Verses. “The Ways of Many Waters.” Our own verse writes have sung of the stern life under the shadow of Australian gums, some have […]

The printed word [review of “Jarrahland Jingles”, 28 February 1909]

[Editor: A review of “Dryblower” Murphy’s book of poetry, Jarrahland Jingles (1908). An extract from “The printed word” column, published in The Sunday Times, 28 February 1909.] The printed word “Jarrahland Jingles” are now before the public, and our premier jongleur “Dryblower,” is open to that criticism which he has for over a decade dealt […]

Books for review [22 December 1900]

[Editor: A review of Popular Verses and Humorous Verses by Henry Lawson, and of Australian Bushranging by Charles White. Published in The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts, 22 December 1900.] Books for review. We have received from the publishers, Messrs. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, the following books for review:— “Popular Verses,” […]

Local and general news [review of Morna Lee and Other Poems by Mary Hannay Foott, 19 July 1890]

[Editor: A review of Mary Hannay Foott’s book of poetry, Morna Lee and Other Poems; an extract from the column “Local and general news”, published in The Warwick Examiner and Times, 19 July 1890.] Local and general news From Messrs. Gordon & Gotch we have received a copy of a book of poetry entitled “Morna […]

“Where The Pelican Builds,” And Other Poems [review, 22 September 1885]

[Editor: A review of Mary Hannay Foott’s book of poetry, Where the Pelican Builds and Other Poems. Published in The Mercury, 22 September 1885.] “Where The Pelican Builds,” And Other Poems. — This is the title of a small volume of poems, by Mary Hannay Foott, published by Messrs. Gordon and Gotch, Brisbane. The poem […]