y The Australasian newspaper issue  
Issue Details: First known date: 1868 vol. 4 no. 117 27 June (New Series) 1868 of The Australasian est. 1864
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Notes

  • This issue of the Australasian also includes:

    • advertisements for a range of classical and popular sheet music; publications on geology, cookery, medicine and cattle breeding; and a range of 'Nimmo's Handy Outlines of Useful Knowledge' (p. 802)
    • the text of a sermon preached by the Rev'd C. H. Spurgeon at Exeter Hall, The Strand, London (pp. 804, 829)
  • 'The Vice-chancellor (Dr. A. C. Brownless, M.D.) offers a prize of twenty guineas for the best English poem, open to all matriculated students of the University not of standing for the degree of master of arts. Subject – "Prince Alfred's Visit to Australia". The composition to be in the Spenserian stanza, or in rhymed heroic verse, and not be less than 200 lines, nor more than 400.' (p. 820)

Contents

* Contents derived from the 1868 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Charles Muskett, Bookseller and Stationer, 1868 single work advertisement

An advertisement for the Melbourne bookseller and stationer, Charles Muskett.

(p. 802)
The Young Ladies' Journal, 1868 single work advertisement

An advertisement for the London monthly The Young Ladies' Journal. The advertisement states that the magazine 'contains suitable reading for families, ... interesting to everybody at home and abroad'.

(p. 802)
Nimmo's Common-Place Books, 1868 single work advertisement

An advertisement for Nimmo's Common-place books', published in Edinburgh and available from George Robertson, Melbourne.

(p. 802)
Nimmo's Pocket Treasures, 1868 single work advertisement

An advertisement for Nimmo's Pocket Treasures including Epigrams and Literary Follies, Treasury of Poetic Gems, Beauties of the British Dramatists and works by Samuel Johnson and Williams Shakespeare. All are available at George Robertson's, Melbourne.

(p. 802)
Nimmo's Library Edition of Standard Works, 1868 single work advertisement

An advertisement for Nimmo's library edition of standard works including works by Shakespeare, Burns, Goldsmith, Josephus and the Arabian Nights. All are available from George Robertson, Melbourne.

(p. 802)
Nimmo's Edition of the Poets, 1868 single work advertisement

An advertisement for 'Nimmo's Edition of the Poets', 'the cheapest, the most elegant, and the best adapted for presentation'. Poets include: Longfellow, Scott, Byron, Moore, Wordsworth, Cowper, Milton, Thomson, Goldsmith, Beattie, Pope, Burns, Chaucer and Shakespeare.

(p. 802)
Dickens's Works at English Price, 1868 single work advertisement

An advertisement for 'Dickens's works at English price' available from George Robertson, Melbourne. Works advertised are: The Pickwick Papers, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, Christmas Books and Barnaby Rudge.

(p. 802)
Lacy's Comic Reciter, &c., 1868 single work advertisement

An advertisement for various collections of material for readings and recitals, and for popular entertainments, available from Charles Muskett, 78 Bourke-street east.

(p. 802)
Emerson's Complete Works, 1868 single work advertisement

An advertisement for 'Emerson's Complete Works' (comprising two volumes), available from Samuel Mullen, 55 Collins-street east.

(p. 802)
Pains and Pleasures of Reporting, 1868 extract prose

This extract from 'Our Own Reporter' focuses on the trials of accurately reporting politicians who speak rapidly. The writer prefers orators such as Gladstone and Disraeli who pronounce every word distinctly.

(p. 807)
A Lesson on Physicsi"You see her in the merry dance–", 1868 single work poetry (p. 807)
Moss on a Walli"Dim dreams it hath of singing ways,", Henry Kendall , 1868 single work poetry (p. 807)
Our Indian Heroes, 1868 single work review
— Review of Lives of Indian Officers, Illustrative of the History of the Civil and Military Services of India John William Kaye, Sir 1867 selected work biography ;
(p. 808)
The Theatres, &c., Jaques (fl. 1866-1868) , 1868 single work column

In his weekly overview of Melbourne's theatrical life, Jaques concentrates on the return to Melbourne of operatic soprano Anna Bishop and on the farewell performances of actor Walter Montgomery. Jaques also notes the performance of Dion Bouciault's Rip Van Winkle at the Duke of Edinburgh Theatre, mentions the upcoming production of W. B. Gill's Our City ('having been six weeks in preparation'), and comments briefly on the Gourlay family's entertainments at the Polytechnic.

(p. 818)
Cassell, Petter, and Galpin's Popular and Illustrated Publications, 1868 single work advertisement

An advertisement for various international works from London publisher Cassell, Petter and Galpin, available from George Robertson, 'sole agent for the Australian colonies'.

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