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 […]

Despair [poem by Paula Fitzgerald, April 1939]

[Editor: This poem by Paula Fitzgerald was published in Venture: Jindyworobak Quarterly Pamphlet (Adelaide), April 1939.] Despair Despair has found me . . . . for I had to pass By Madness, vacant-eyed in senile way, And see her beckoning in foolish play To phantom people pictured in a glass. Now from my tortured being, […]

Chapter 15 [Fools’ Harvest, by Erle Cox, 1939]

[Editor: This is a chapter from Fools’ Harvest (1939) by Erle Cox.] Chapter XV. Throughout the country that day more than 40,000 men laid down their arms, and our conquest was complete. We entered on the third stage of our humiliation. The first was that three weeks of inglorious warfare with its single decisive battle. […]

Chapter 14 [Fools’ Harvest, by Erle Cox, 1939]

[Editor: This is a chapter from Fools’ Harvest (1939) by Erle Cox.] Chapter XIV. We five little thought when we cut across from Donnybrook to Whittlesea that afternoon of the strange wild life for which we were headed. It was dark when we reached Yea, and strange, after our weeks of strain and uncertainty, to […]

Chapter 13 [Fools’ Harvest, by Erle Cox, 1939]

[Editor: This is a chapter from Fools’ Harvest (1939) by Erle Cox.] Chapter XIII. Although we did not know it then, that decision we five made that afternoon on the empty highway at Donnybrook, was typical of the disintegration of a nation. On Thursday, October 13, the social and administrative fabric of Australia was torn […]