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Issue Details: First known date: 1940 1940
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* Contents derived from the Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Melbourne University Press , 1954 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Landtaker : John Macarthur, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
John Macarthur pioneered the sheep and wool industry in Australia, however his ambitions often brought him into conflict with the early governers.
(p. 1-13)
The Military Dictator : Lachlan Macquarie, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
Lachlan Macquarie served as Governor of New South Wales from 1809 to 1821. Intent on breaking down the barriers between landholders and ex-convicts, he nonetheless came into conflict with many who opposed his autocractic methods.
(p. 14-25)
The Currency Lad, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
John Batman led an exploration to the Port Phillip area, where he famously declared, 'This will be the place for a village.' Although the settlement of Melbourne was quickly established, Batman himself suffered from ill health and was refused ownership of the land on which he settled his family.
(p. 26-33)
The Emancipist : William Charles Wentworth, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
When William Charles Wentworth travelled to England to study for the Bar, he discovered that his parents had been convicts. This inspired his lifelong agitation for emancipation and responsible government for New South Wales. However Wentworth was no democrat, and he argued that power should reside in the hands of a few prominent landholders.
(p. 34-45)
The Explorer : Charles Sturt, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
Charles Sturt led an expedition down the Murray River to discover Lake Alexandrina. Further expeditions followed, including one to Adelaide, and a failed expedition to the centre of Australia.
(p. 46-55)
The Nonconformist : John Dunmore Lang, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
Palmer writes of John Dunmore Lang, priest and politician, whose determination to see an independent, democratic Australia often led him into conflict with others.
(p. 56-64)
The Politician : Sir Henry Parkes, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
Sir Henry Parkes founded The Empire newspaper in 1850 which encouraged discussion of the abolition of transportation, the securing of a liberal constitution, and easy access to land for farmers. Entering the Legislative Council in 1854, Parkes introduced the Public Schools Act in 1866 and encouraged the establishment of schools and cultural institutions throughout settled Australia. Although his policies were often vague and full of contradictions, Parkes was widely admired in his day and, following his death, for his contribution to achieving the Federation of Australia.
(p. 65-74)
The Painter : Louis Buvelot, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
Louis Buvelot was a French-Swiss painter who emmigrated to Melbourne in 1865. He became a pioneer of Australian landscape painting, exhibiting his paintings in Australia and internationally, and teaching later-renowned Australian artists including F. W. McCubbin and John Ford Paterson.
(p. 75-81)
The Judge : George Higinbotham, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
As Attorney-General and later as a judge, George Higinbotham fought to assert the limitations of the governor's powers, and the rights of the people of Victoria to complete control over local affairs, as granted by the Constitution Act of 1854.
(p. 82-91)
The Botanist : Ferdinand von Müller, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
Baron Ferdinand von Müller was Government Botanist of Victoria from 1852 until his death in 1896, and Director of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens from 1857 to 1873. Müller undertook extensive exploration of Victoria in his search for new plants.
(p. 92-100)
The Pastoralist : Robert Christison, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
Robert Christison established 'Lammermoor', one of the first and most successful sheep and cattle stations in Far North Queensland. Christison also established a freezing works at Poole Island, near Bowen, to freeze beef for export to England but a cyclone put an end to his scheme. Drought and conflict with unions also threatened Christison's enterprise, however he remained one of the richest and most successful pastoralists of his era.
(p. 101-112)
The Editor : J. F. Archibald, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
J. F. Archibald founded The Bulletin in 1880. As editor, he encouraged contributors to write about everyday Australian life and people with wit and humour.
(p. 113-120)
The Unionist : W. G. Spence, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
W. G. Spence was instrumental in the formation of the Amalgamated Miners' Association and the Amalgamated Shearers' Union. Both unions agitated for better working conditions and enjoyed some success, although long-term success was limited as a result of rising unemployment, the formation of the Pastoralists' Union by the employers, and the enactment of the Trade Union Act of 1886.
(p. 121-132)
The Prelate : Cardinal Moran, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
Patrick Francis Moran arrived in Australia in 1884. As Cardinal of the Catholic Church he worked to improve quality of education, to strengthen the power and influence of his church, to support the labour movement, and to work towards the Federation of Australia.
(p. 133-143)
The Geologist : Edgeworth David, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
Edgeworth David arrived in New South Wales in 1882 as Assistant Geological Surveyor. After undertaking an extensive geological survey of the Hunter River coalfields he accepted a chair at the University of Sydney. He gained international recognition with his geological investigation of coral reefs at Funafati, and his trek to the magnetic pole in Antartica. He later served as a geologist in World War I.
(p. 144-151)
The Agricultural Scientist : William Farrer, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
William James Farrer was employed as Wheat Experimentalist by the New South Wales Department of Agriculture in 1898. In this role he investigated how to combat rust in wheat crops, and encouraged the development of hardier wheat crops more suited to Australia's climate.
(p. 152-158)
The Writer : Henry Lawson, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
Henry Lawson experienced much hardship and disillusionment in his early life, which heavily influenced his early writing. Later, inspired by the union men agitating for improved working conditions, his work often centred on the theme of mateship.
(p. 159-166)
The Orator : Alfred Deakin, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
Alfred Deakin's gift for oratory made him an influential figure in the struggle for Australian Federation.
(p. 167-175)
The Industrialist : H. V. McKay, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
At age nineteen, Hugh Victor McKay invented a harvesting machine that would take the ears from a standing crop of wheat, and thresh, winnow, and clean the grain in one operation. This invention slashed the cost of harvesting, and was soon in high demand both within Australia, and internationally.
(p. 176-182)
The Banker : Sir Denison Miller, Vance Palmer , 1940-1954 single work biography
Sir Denison Miller was appointed Governor of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia when it was created in 1912. Critics worried about so much power being held by one man, but Miller's innovative strategies soon made the bank's future secure, and ensured financial resources were available to the Australian government and people during World War I.
(p. 183-189)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Layman's Guide to 'Pot' A. Bell , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 February 1969; (p. 12)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Palmer's Gallery Manning Clark , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 22 October 1960; (p. 25-26)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Vance Palmer's Profiles 1960 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 2 November vol. 81 no. 4212 1960; (p. 58)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Mr. Palmer's Portraiture Scrutarius , 1955 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 21 no. 3 1955; (p. 46)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Untitled Roger Covell , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 November 1954; (p. 2)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Three Books 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 27 January 1941; (p. 3)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Untitled 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 1 January vol. 62 no. 3177 1941; (p. 2)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Untitled Erle Cox , 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian , 18 January 1941; (p. 2)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Untitled 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The North Queensland Register , 18 January 1941; (p. 43)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Untitled Thomas Dunbabin , 1941 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , vol. 13 no. 1 1941; (p. 110-113)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Untitled Lilian Flynn , 1941 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , July vol. 2 no. 2 1941; (p. 33-34)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
A Dull Spotlight on Some Great Characters Firmin McKinnon , 1940 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 December 1940; (p. 7)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Three Books 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 27 January 1941; (p. 3)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
A Dull Spotlight on Some Great Characters Firmin McKinnon , 1940 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 December 1940; (p. 7)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Untitled 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 1 January vol. 62 no. 3177 1941; (p. 2)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Untitled Erle Cox , 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian , 18 January 1941; (p. 2)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Untitled 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The North Queensland Register , 18 January 1941; (p. 43)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Untitled Thomas Dunbabin , 1941 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , vol. 13 no. 1 1941; (p. 110-113)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Untitled Lilian Flynn , 1941 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , July vol. 2 no. 2 1941; (p. 33-34)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Untitled Roger Covell , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 November 1954; (p. 2)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Mr. Palmer's Portraiture Scrutarius , 1955 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 21 no. 3 1955; (p. 46)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Palmer's Gallery Manning Clark , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 22 October 1960; (p. 25-26)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Vance Palmer's Profiles 1960 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 2 November vol. 81 no. 4212 1960; (p. 58)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
Layman's Guide to 'Pot' A. Bell , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 February 1969; (p. 12)

— Review of National Portraits Vance Palmer 1940 selected work biography
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