Part III Chapter V [The Australian Crisis, by C.H. Kirmess, 1909]

[Editor: This is a chapter from the novel The Australian Crisis by C.H. Kirmess.] Chapter V: Great Britain garrisons the Northern Territory Chapter V Great Britain garrisons the Northern Territory Ever since the closure of the Northern Territory Coast the British Government had been anxious to extend its control right over the district invaded by […]

Part III Chapter IV [The Australian Crisis, by C.H. Kirmess, 1909]

[Editor: This is a chapter from the novel The Australian Crisis by C.H. Kirmess.] Chapter IV Civil war in Australia and its inevitable result The Federal Parliament assembled on August 28, 1912. The first weeks of the session were given over largely to the evolution of order out of the chaos of the elections. Where […]

Part III Chapter III [The Australian Crisis, by C.H. Kirmess, 1909]

[Editor: This is a chapter from the novel The Australian Crisis by C.H. Kirmess.] Chapter III Clash of arms Even when the Government of Western Australia seized the consignment of Federal armaments, it had not finally decided on open resistance against the Commonwealth, though this action was distinctly hostile. Nothing illustrates more plainly the irresolution […]

Part III Chapter II [The Australian Crisis, by C.H. Kirmess, 1909]

[Editor: This is a chapter from the novel The Australian Crisis by C.H. Kirmess.] Chapter II The mastery of the goldfields Colonel Ireton, alighting in Kalgoorlie, found himself in surroundings very different from those he had fled. However, he was quite prepared for this, for twice before he had been in the interior on journeys […]

Part III Chapter I [The Australian Crisis, by C.H. Kirmess, 1909]

[Editor: This is a chapter from the novel The Australian Crisis by C.H. Kirmess.] Part III Birth-Pangs of Twentieth Century Nationhood Chapter I Storm-clouds gathering in the West On August 12, 1912, two days after the Federal election riots in Perth and Freemantle, ss. Katoomba, under charter to the Commonwealth, steamed into the latter port, […]