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Literature of the Pacific, Mainly Australian Peter Pierce , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Etropic : Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics , vol. 12 no. 2 2013; (p. 210-219)

This lecture is in some ways the ‘lost’ chapter of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature (2009), one eventually not written because the projected author could find not enough literary material even in that vast Pacific Ocean, or perhaps found – as mariners have – only far separated specks in that ocean. Yet Australian literature about the nation’s Pacific littoral and the islands within the ocean and the ocean itself is varied, considerable, and often eccentric. Our greatest drinking song is Barry Humphries’s ‘The Old Pacific Sea’. The Japs and the jungle are the hallmarks of fiction, poetry and reportage of the Pacific War of 1942-5. New Guinea has attracted such writers as James McAuley, Peter Ryan, Trevor Shearston, Randolph Stow and Drusilla Modjeska. The short stories of Louis Becke are the most extensive and iconoclastic writing about the Pacific by any Australian. Yet the literature of the Pacific littoral seems thinner than that of the Indian Ocean. The map on the title page of Rolf Boldrewood’s A Modern Buccaneer (1894) shows those afore-mentioned specks in a vast expanse of water. What aesthetic challenges have Pacific writing posed and how have they been met? Have the waters of the Pacific satisfied Australians as a near offshore playground but defeated wider efforts of the imagination? ' (Publication summary)

Strewth! : Short-Term Memoir James Jeffrey , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 16-17 May 2009; (p. 26)
A Literary Stroll in Australia's Cities Jane Sullivan , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 11 June 2000; (p. 10)
Road to the Literary Land of Gebel Helen Daniel , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 3 April 1993; (p. 9)
Accessible But Will They Last the Distance? Peter Kirkpatrick , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 151 1993; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography ; The ALS Guide to Australian Writers 1992 single work bibliography
Canons, Culture and Consensus: Australian Literature and the Bicentenary Patrick Buckridge , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Celebrating the Nation : A Critical Study of Australia's Bicentenary 1992; (p. 69-86)
The Birth of a Literary Study to Call Our Own Brian Matthews , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 September 1992; (p. 20)
Take Your Partners Mary Lord , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 8-9 July 1989; (p. 1)
It Doesn't Add Up to a Hill of Beans Elizabeth Swanson , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 22-23 April 1989; (p. 10)
Untitled Brian Elliott , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 13 no. 3 1988; (p. 381-383)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Untitled C. L. Innes , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , June no. 1 1988; (p. 96-99)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Untitled Veronica Brady , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , October vol. 2 no. 10 1987; (p. 14)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Up at a Villa, Down in the City Brian Matthews , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , August no. 41 1987; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
form y The Official Launching of Oxford Literary Guide to Australia at the Australian Defence Force Academy, 1987 Canberra : Australian Defence Force Academy. Library , 1987 Z154547 1987 single work film/TV

Launched by then Minister for Defence, Kim Beazley. Introduced by Lynn Hard with a speech by Peter Pierce.

The Urban Scrawl Peter Pierce , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 5-6 June 1987; (p. 39-43)
A Wealth of Travel - and Trivia Geoffrey Dutton , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 6-7 June 1987; (p. 12)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Australia as Place and People Tom Stannage , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , September no. 108 1987; (p. 90)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Booze does Better than Jails in our Oz Lit Guide G. A. Wilkes , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 June 1987; (p. 48)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Journey Through Our Literary Landscape Jim Davidson , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 June 1987; (p. 14)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Literary Tour Guide: Keeping Track of the Writers Katharine England , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 6 June 1987; (p. 3)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Untitled Veronica Brady , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , October vol. 2 no. 10 1987; (p. 14)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Up at a Villa, Down in the City Brian Matthews , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , August no. 41 1987; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
A Wealth of Travel - and Trivia Geoffrey Dutton , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 6-7 June 1987; (p. 12)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Australia as Place and People Tom Stannage , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , September no. 108 1987; (p. 90)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Booze does Better than Jails in our Oz Lit Guide G. A. Wilkes , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 June 1987; (p. 48)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Journey Through Our Literary Landscape Jim Davidson , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 June 1987; (p. 14)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Literary Tour Guide: Keeping Track of the Writers Katharine England , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 6 June 1987; (p. 3)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Mapping the Australian Literary Landscape Peter Fuller , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 June 1987; (p. B3)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Travelling the Australian Literary Map Maurice Dunlevy , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 June 1987; (p. B5)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Who is Where, What and Why in Oz Lit Edmund Campion , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 June vol. 109 no. 5575 1987; (p. 101)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Untitled Brian Elliott , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 13 no. 3 1988; (p. 381-383)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Untitled C. L. Innes , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , June no. 1 1988; (p. 96-99)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography
Accessible But Will They Last the Distance? Peter Kirkpatrick , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 151 1993; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia 1987 single work criticism biography bibliography ; The ALS Guide to Australian Writers 1992 single work bibliography
Strewth! : Short-Term Memoir James Jeffrey , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 16-17 May 2009; (p. 26)
Canons, Culture and Consensus: Australian Literature and the Bicentenary Patrick Buckridge , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Celebrating the Nation : A Critical Study of Australia's Bicentenary 1992; (p. 69-86)
form y The Official Launching of Oxford Literary Guide to Australia at the Australian Defence Force Academy, 1987 Canberra : Australian Defence Force Academy. Library , 1987 Z154547 1987 single work film/TV

Launched by then Minister for Defence, Kim Beazley. Introduced by Lynn Hard with a speech by Peter Pierce.

Take Your Partners Mary Lord , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 8-9 July 1989; (p. 1)
The Birth of a Literary Study to Call Our Own Brian Matthews , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 September 1992; (p. 20)
A Literary Stroll in Australia's Cities Jane Sullivan , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 11 June 2000; (p. 10)
It Doesn't Add Up to a Hill of Beans Elizabeth Swanson , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 22-23 April 1989; (p. 10)
The Urban Scrawl Peter Pierce , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 5-6 June 1987; (p. 39-43)
Road to the Literary Land of Gebel Helen Daniel , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 3 April 1993; (p. 9)
Literature of the Pacific, Mainly Australian Peter Pierce , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Etropic : Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics , vol. 12 no. 2 2013; (p. 210-219)

This lecture is in some ways the ‘lost’ chapter of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature (2009), one eventually not written because the projected author could find not enough literary material even in that vast Pacific Ocean, or perhaps found – as mariners have – only far separated specks in that ocean. Yet Australian literature about the nation’s Pacific littoral and the islands within the ocean and the ocean itself is varied, considerable, and often eccentric. Our greatest drinking song is Barry Humphries’s ‘The Old Pacific Sea’. The Japs and the jungle are the hallmarks of fiction, poetry and reportage of the Pacific War of 1942-5. New Guinea has attracted such writers as James McAuley, Peter Ryan, Trevor Shearston, Randolph Stow and Drusilla Modjeska. The short stories of Louis Becke are the most extensive and iconoclastic writing about the Pacific by any Australian. Yet the literature of the Pacific littoral seems thinner than that of the Indian Ocean. The map on the title page of Rolf Boldrewood’s A Modern Buccaneer (1894) shows those afore-mentioned specks in a vast expanse of water. What aesthetic challenges have Pacific writing posed and how have they been met? Have the waters of the Pacific satisfied Australians as a near offshore playground but defeated wider efforts of the imagination? ' (Publication summary)

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