An Australian authoress [article re. Ethel Turner, 25 March 1899]

[Editor: This article about Ethel Turner was published in The Bookfellow (Sydney, NSW), 25 March 1899.] An Australian authoress. One finds Ethel Turner at home in a cottage at Mosman, on the shores of Sydney harbour, looking towards the sea. Though now merged in the stream of Australian life and literature, it was near Doncaster, […]

Gold-field regulations [Slater’s Queensland Almanac, 1868]

[Editor: These regulations were published in Slater’s Queensland Almanac for 1868 (1868).] Gold-field regulations Intending diggers will probably peruse with interest the following regulations:— Commissioner empowered to make temporary rules. — The Commissioner may at any time make such temporary rules or orders, not inconsistent with the Act 20Victoria, No. 29, or with these Regulations […]

Dollars or rum: Early Australian currency [by J. H. M. Abbott, 1 April 1931]

[Editor: An article about Australia’s early forms of currency, including rum, Spanish dollars, and “holey dollars”. Written by John Henry Macartney Abbott (1874-1953). Published in The World’s News, 1 April 1931.] Dollars or rum Early Australian currency. By J.H.M. Abbott At the present time, when Australia is being requested to give attention and consideration to […]

Mr. J. J. Kenneally at Broadford [7 September 1906]

[Editor: A report on an election meeting held in support of James Jerome Kenneally. Published in The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times (Broadford, Vic.), 7 September 1906. In this article the newspaper capitalized some selected phrases and utilized them as sub-headings.] Mernda Electorate. Mr. J. J. Kenneally at Broadford. Mr. J. J. Kenneally, the […]

A comparison of the Backblock Ballads books by C.J. Dennis

C.J. Dennis published Backblock Ballads and Other Verses in 1913, but it did not sell very well; however, twenty-one of its poems were included in his later book, Backblock Ballads and Later Verses (along with an additional sixteen poems), published in 1918, which achieved great success. Four of the poems from Backblock Ballads and Other […]