Australasian Authors’ Week: Our duty to our home-grown writers [by P. I. O’Leary, 25 August 1927]

[Editor: This article by P. I. O’Leary was published in The Advocate (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 August 1927.] Australasian Authors’ Week Our duty to our home-grown writers Between the twelfth and nineteenth of next month Australian and New Zealand Authors’ Week is to be held. The object is a worthy one — to induce a greater […]

Adam Lindsay Gordon: His poems in magnificent dress [by P. I. O’Leary, 6 January 1927]

[Editor: This article about Adam Lindsay Gordon, by P. I. O’Leary, was published on “The Literary and Critical Page” of The Advocate (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 January 1927.] Adam Lindsay Gordon. His poems in magnificent dress. “The Adam Lindsay Gordon Memorial Volume.” Edited by Edward Vidler. Published by Lothian, Melbourne. £4/4/-. I have a grievance. The […]

Australian poets: Professor Brereton’s lecture [re. a lecture given by John Le Gay Brereton, 12 September 1927]

[Editor: This article, about a lecture given by John Le Gay Brereton, was published in The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, NSW), 12 September 1927.] Australian poets. Professor Brereton’s lecture. Colourful word pictures of Australian poets he had known were drawn by Professor Le Gay Brereton yesterday afternoon for the edification of a large audience at […]

A variant: The innocent abroad [short story, 2 October 1927]

[Editor: This short story was published in The Sunday Mail (Brisbane), 2 October 1927.] A variant The innocent abroad (By “’Varsity Mac.”) Attired in a grey-tweed suit little too large for him, and carrying all the earmarks of a young dairy-farmer from the Darling Downs, Bob strolled through the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. He was thinking […]

Anzac [poem by C. J. Dennis, 25 April 1927]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Herald, 25 April 1927.] Anzac By C. J. Dennis Anzac! And war’s grim storm . . . The scream of a passing shell, Torn earth, and — a quiet form . . . . “Pass, comrade. All is well.” Nay, but his spirit lives; […]