Section 6 [Because Men Went Hungry, by Rex Ingamells]

[Editor: This is a chapter from Because Men Went Hungry: An Essay on the Uncertainty of Australian Prestige (1951) by Rex Ingamells.] § 6. The certainty of Australian prestige Because of the Hunger Period at Sydney Cove, the Botany Bay Smear was applied so strongly to New South Wales that it began the British fashion […]

Section 5 [Because Men Went Hungry, by Rex Ingamells]

[Editor: This is a chapter from Because Men Went Hungry: An Essay on the Uncertainty of Australian Prestige (1951) by Rex Ingamells.] § 5. The uncertainty of Australian prestige Australia achieved a nominal united nationhood with Federation, on 1st January, 1901. Since that day — while the people have progressed in the material manifestations of […]

Section 4 [Because Men Went Hungry, by Rex Ingamells]

[Editor: This is a chapter from Because Men Went Hungry: An Essay on the Uncertainty of Australian Prestige (1951) by Rex Ingamells.] § 4. Australian sycophantism For over a century after original settlement, Australian communities markedly bore the aspect of colonialism. The vastness of the continent rendered urbanization such an infinitesimal thing. The pursuit of […]

Section 3 [Because Men Went Hungry, by Rex Ingamells]

[Editor: This is a chapter from Because Men Went Hungry: An Essay on the Uncertainty of Australian Prestige (1951) by Rex Ingamells.] § 3. The Short-circuit of Tradition Immigrants who, in a raw colonial society, maintain, as well as they can, the cultural refinements of the parent country are notably civilizing influences in a wilderness. […]

Section 2 [Because Men Went Hungry, by Rex Ingamells]

[Editor: This is a chapter from Because Men Went Hungry: An Essay on the Uncertainty of Australian Prestige (1951) by Rex Ingamells.] § 2. Pre-destined social evils The Botany Bay Smear not only prejudiced opinion concerning New South Wales, but it did this in such a way as to father and intensify actual social evils […]