Publisher indicts the state of our culture [4 April 1936]

[Editor: This review of The Foundations of Culture in Australia (by P. R. Stephensen) was published in The Daily Telegraph, 4 April 1936.] Publisher indicts the state of our culture Mr. P. R. Stephensen, whose courageous flights into book-publishing in Australia have earned him a place in national esteem as well as in the hearts […]

Editorial [by Rex Ingamells, April 1939]

[Editor: This article by Rex Ingamells was published in Venture: Jindyworobak Quarterly Pamphlet (Adelaide), April 1939.] Editorial The Jindyworobaks stand for a precise cultural movement. While we realize that culture springs from varied sources, we insist that a nation’s culture depends for significance on distinctive qualities, peculiar to that nation alone. It is to stress […]

How S.A. man wrote 8,500-line poem [by Rex Ingamells, 21 March 1951]

[Editor: This article by Rex Ingamells was published in The News (Adelaide, SA), 21 March 1951.] Australia is the hero of his epic verse How S.A. man wrote 8,500-line poem By Rex Ingamells I was given a Commonwealth Literary Fund Fellowship to aid me while writing an epic poem. I’ve written the poem — called […]

Editorial: Concerning environmental values [by Rex Ingamells, July 1937]

[Editor: This article by Rex Ingamells was published in Venture: An Australian Literary Quarterly (Adelaide), July 1937.] Editorial. Concerning environmental values. § 1. The natural distinctiveness of the Australian continent from other lands of the world is too fundamental to vanish in the period of human history. The massive gum trees along the banks of […]

“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 […]