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 […]

Outback [poem by Rex Ingamells, 1938]

[Editor: This poem by Rex Ingamells was published in the Jindyworobak Anthology, 1938.] Rex Ingamells Outback All the unhallowed beauty I have found; All free-discordant shrills and form-defying wonders above ground, like writhen trees with draggled foliage struggling along the courses of wayback creeks; scarlet-and-green sky-streaking parrot-fires with parrot-shrieks echo-shattering the shoulders of the hills; […]

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 […]

Garchooka, the Cockatoo [poem by Rex Ingamells, July 1937]

[Editor: This poem by Rex Ingamells was published in Venture: An Australian Literary Quarterly (Adelaide), July 1937.] Garchooka, the Cockatoo. While now the waters, wind-stirred and red-glowing, Shadowed by the evening gloom of gums, Bend in their banks the way the day is going, While a dusk-gold haze of insects comes Over the ripples in […]

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 […]