Australian poetry [7 August 1917]

[Editor: A report on a lecture giving a negative review of Australian poetry. Published in The Advertiser, 7 August 1917.] Australian poetry. On Monday night the Rev. Alfred Gifford lectured before the Poetry Society on “A Glimpse of Australian Poetry, from Harpur to Gellert.” The president (Mr. H. W. Uffindell) occupied the chair, and there […]

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, […]