Doreen [by C. J. Dennis, 1917]

[Editor: This booklet by C. J. Dennis was published in 1917. 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.] Doreen By C. J. Dennis Washing Day Logic and Spotted Dog Vi’lits Possum Fer ’er sweet sake I’ve […]

A Child’s Smile [by “Southern Cross”, 1944]

[Editor: This booklet of poetry by “Southern Cross” was published in 1944. 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 Child’s Smile Eight Poems By “Southern Cross” Cherish Them Heaven’s Gate Shining Curls Little Maid Happy […]

The Country I Come From [by Henry Lawson, 1901]

[Editor: This book of short stories by Henry Lawson was published in 1901. All of the stories had been previously published in four other books by Lawson: On the Track (1900) Over the Sliprails (1900) Short Stories in Prose and Verse (1894) While the Billy Boils (1896). As this publication did not have a contents […]

The Complete Inner History of the Kelly Gang and Their Pursuers [by J. J. Kenneally]

[Editor: The Complete Inner History of the Kelly Gang and Their Pursuers, by J. J. Kenneally, was first published in 1929. Reproduced here is a copy of the 5th edition (1946). For many years, this book was considered the definitive history of the Kelly gang, although there now exists a wide range of books about […]

The Foundations of Culture in Australia: An Essay towards National Self-Respect [by P. R. Stephensen, 1936]

[Editor: The Foundations of Culture in Australia: An Essay towards National Self-Respect (1936), by P. R. Stephensen, was a significant book which promoted ideas of Australian cultural nationalism. The 55 sections, or chapters, of the book are divided into three parts, which were written in three different time periods. As Stephensen explains in the Foreward, […]