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. […]

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 […]

Preface [by Henry Lawson, in “Over the Sliprails”]

[Editor: Published in Over the Sliprails, by Henry Lawson (1900).] Preface Of the stories in this volume many have already appeared in the columns of the Bulletin. Others appeared originally in the Town and Country Journal, the West Australian and the Western Mail, while several now appear in print for the first time. I wish […]

Preface [to On the Track, by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This is the preface from On the Track (1900) by Henry Lawson.] Preface Of the stories in this volume many have already appeared in the columns of the Bulletin, Town and Country Journal, Freeman’s Journal, and Australian Star (Sydney), and the West Australian and Western Mail (Perth), while several now appear in print for […]