A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills [broadsheet, 1862]

[Editor: This broadsheet about the Burke and Wills expedition was published in 1862. As this publication did not have a contents page, a list of the contents has been provided so as to enable easier access to the text.] A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills. The Fate of the Explorers [poem by […]

Fools’ Harvest [novel by Erle Cox, 1939]

[Editor: This novel by Erle Cox (1873-1950) originally appeared in serial form in The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) in 1938. It was then published in a book format in 1939. It is a story about a fictional invasion of Australia. It was an popular novel, and added to the debate over Australia’s defence preparedness. As this […]

Out of the Silence [novel by Erle Cox]

[Editor: This book by Erle Cox (1873-1950) originally appeared in serial form in The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) in 1919. It was first published in a book format in 1925; the 1947 edition, which appears here, included a Prologue. It was an very popular novel, and was published in several English-speaking countries (Australia, England, and the […]

A Short History of Australia [by Ernest Scott]

[Editor: This is the sixth edition of A Short History of Australia by Ernest Scott (1867-1939).] A Short History of Australia by Ernest Scott Professor of History in the University of Melbourne CONTENTS [PREFACE] LIST OF MAPS CHRONOLOGY LIST OF GOVERNORS AND MINISTRIES I. THE DAWN OF DISCOVERY Early maps of the southern regions — […]

‘Somewhere in France’ [by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This booklet by L. E. Homfray was published during the First World War (1914-1918). The first item in the booklet, “The Great Sacrifice”, is a religious wartime illustration, whilst the other two items are poems. As this publication did not have a contents page, a list of the contents has been provided so as […]