“Australianism”: A new cult [1 July 1918]

[Editor: An article on the ideology of “Australianism”. Whilst the article refers to the ideology as a “cult”, that particular word is being used here in the sense of a great devotion to an idea, object, or movement, rather than in a negative sense (such as the derogatory connotations of the word “cult” as applied […]

The Pearl of Torres [by Louis Esson, 18 July 1918]

[Editor: A short story by Louis Esson. Published in Adventure (New York), 18 July 1918.] The Pearl of Torres by Louis Esson When Ted Jarrett, of New York City, drifted into the picturesque pearling village by Torres Straits, the monotony of life had just been relieved by a little shooting affair. The chief actor was […]

A real Australian story book [review of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, 24 November 1918]

[Editor: A review of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (by May Gibbs), included in the “The Bookman” column. Published in The Sunday Times, 24 November 1918.] A real Australian story book Here we have the most delightful kiddies’ book ever published in Australia; and for it thousands of youngsters of to-day and to-morrow will surely rise up […]

Have You Read? Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (May Gibbs) [review, 16 November 1918]

[Editor: A review of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (by May Gibbs), included in the “Have You Read?” column. Published in The World’s News, 16 November 1918.] Have you read? Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (May Gibbs). In this very charming book, “all about two little gum nut babies and their adventures wonderful,” Miss May Gibbs is at her […]

The Shire [poem by “Kookaburra”, 8 March 1918]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate, 8 March 1918.] The Shire. Oh, what will they do with the Shire just now, When they’re got no money on hand, And it’s no use milking Victoria’s cow, For she’s dry, as you’ll understand. Will they […]