Part III Chapter X [The Australian Crisis, by C.H. Kirmess, 1909]

[Editor: This is a chapter from the novel The Australian Crisis by C.H. Kirmess.] Chapter X Black Christmas — Peace on Earth, but no great joy for Australia In the afternoon of December 16, London time — two days after the massacre of the Federal garrison therefore — the Japanese Ambassador to the Court of […]

Part III Chapter IX [The Australian Crisis, by C.H. Kirmess, 1909]

[Editor: This is a chapter from the novel The Australian Crisis by C.H. Kirmess.] Chapter IX Massacre Under the circumstances, Colonel Ireton did not accomplish much in Port Darwin. Apart from a more satisfactory arrangement of local services in connexion with his mission, his one success was the exaction of a firm promise from headquarters […]

Part III Chapter IV [The Australian Crisis, by C.H. Kirmess, 1909]

[Editor: This is a chapter from the novel The Australian Crisis by C.H. Kirmess.] Chapter IV Civil war in Australia and its inevitable result The Federal Parliament assembled on August 28, 1912. The first weeks of the session were given over largely to the evolution of order out of the chaos of the elections. Where […]

Part II Chapter V [The Australian Crisis, by C.H. Kirmess, 1909]

[Editor: This is a chapter from the novel The Australian Crisis by C.H. Kirmess.] Chapter V The second campaign Of the second campaign, no well-ordered written record of an eye-witness exists, nothing indeed, at all comparable to Thomas Burt’s diary. That able patriot perished in the unknown. Some survivors have given their versions of different […]

Part II Chapter II [The Australian Crisis, by C.H. Kirmess, 1909]

[Editor: This is a chapter from the novel The Australian Crisis by C.H. Kirmess.] Chapter II In touch with the enemy The White Guard decided to make the camp in Snowdrop Creek the base of all further operations. Part of the stores and ammunition were hidden away thereabouts. A large shelter shed was constructed, with […]