Mr. Deakin in Sydney [24 May 1906]

[Editor: An article about Prime Minister Alfred Deakin and federal politics. Published in the Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW), 24 May 1906.] Mr. Deakin in Sydney. The warm welcome which Mr. Deakin received in Sydney on Friday proves that our people are weary of all the clap-trap about socialism, of the charlatanry of Mr. Reid, and […]

Australia First [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bush-land Ballads (1910).] Australia First She holds no urnéd dust in fee. She claims no classic age; Her Past is volumed not in stone, nor scribed on parchment page; No feudal fortress fronts her peace; nor, through her written years Hath flag of friend or […]

“Australian Ideals”: Lecture by Rev. Father G. E. Herlihy [25 August 1921]

[Editor: An article regarding the Rev. Herlihy’s encouragement of Australian nationalism. Published in Freeman’s Journal, 25 August 1921.] “Australian Ideals.” Lecture by Rev. Father G. E. Herlihy. Under the auspices of the N.S.W. Debating Union, an interesting lecture on “Australian Ideals” was given by the Rev. Father G. E. Herlihy in the St. Patrick’s Hall, […]

Section 37 [The Foundations of Culture in Australia, by P. R. Stephensen, 1936]

[Editor: This is a chapter from The Foundations of Culture in Australia (1936) by P. R. Stephensen.] § 37 Democratic morale I apologise to my pacifist friends for the foregoing military metaphor. It arises not from chauvinism, nor from any desire to glorify militarism, which (in common, I think, with all those splendid fellows, my […]

Boothy’s chance [9 September 1916]

[Editor: An article opposing the immigration of Germans into Australia and the election of naturalised Germans into public office, as their primary loyalty may be to their race rather than to Australia (the references to “race” in this article refer to the European races, or nationalities). It also includes an early call for an Australian […]