Fools’ Harvest [novel by Erle Cox, 1939]

[Editor: This novel by Erle Cox (1873-1950) originally appeared in serial form in The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) in 1938. It was then published in a book format in 1939. It is a story about a fictional invasion of Australia. It was an popular novel, and added to the debate over Australia’s defence preparedness. As this […]

Out of the Silence [novel by Erle Cox]

[Editor: This book by Erle Cox (1873-1950) originally appeared in serial form in The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) in 1919. It was first published in a book format in 1925; the 1947 edition, which appears here, included a Prologue. It was an very popular novel, and was published in several English-speaking countries (Australia, England, and the […]

A Short History of Australia [by Ernest Scott]

[Editor: This is the sixth edition of A Short History of Australia by Ernest Scott (1867-1939).] A Short History of Australia by Ernest Scott Professor of History in the University of Melbourne CONTENTS [PREFACE] LIST OF MAPS CHRONOLOGY LIST OF GOVERNORS AND MINISTRIES I. THE DAWN OF DISCOVERY Early maps of the southern regions — […]

The Singing Garden [by C. J. Dennis, 1935]

[Editor: This book by C. J. Dennis was published in 1935. The contents of the book are divided into four sections, one for each season; included in each section is a sub-section of poetry entitled “Songs of Bush Birds”.] The Singing Garden By C. J. Dennis Contents Foreword SPRING Dawn (Verse) The Way of the […]

Songs from the Mountains [by Henry Kendall, 1880]

[Editor: This book of poetry by Henry Kendall was published in 1880.] Songs from the Mountains. By Henry Kendall. CONTENTS. Dedication —To a Mountain Mary Rivers Kingsborough Beyond Kerguelen Black Lizzie Hy-Brasil Jim the Splitter Mooni Pytheas Bill the Bullock Driver Cooranbean When Underneath the Brown Dead Grass The Voice in the Wild Oak Billy […]