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Issue Details: First known date: 1930 1930
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Notes

  • Dedication: To Nettie Palmer
  • Other formats: Also braille.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Rushcutters Bay, Sydney Eastern Harbourside, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Halstead Press , 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Passage : Afterword, Neil James , 1930-2001 single work criticism (p. 204-207)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Several library catalogues list a 1928 Stanley Paul edition of the novel. Sighted copies indicate that this date forms part of the publisher's name as represented on the [1930] edition and is not actually a date of publication.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Stanley Paul , 1930 .
      Extent: 288p, 30pp.
      Note/s:
      • Bound with Autumn Announcements for 1930, a 30 page publisher's catalogue.
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Cheshire , 1957 .
      Extent: 271p.
      Edition info: New edition re-set in new format 1957 (verso of t.p.)
      Reprinted: 1970 , 1971 0701503254
    • Rushcutters Bay, Sydney Eastern Harbourside, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Halstead Press , 2001 .
      6714683960874911252.jpg
      This image has been sourced from the Good Reads website.
      Extent: 208p.
      ISBN: 1875684530
Serialised by: The Bulletin 1880 periodical (6777 issues)
      1930 .
      Note/s:
      • Serialised in The Bulletin in 16 weekly instalments from 16 April to 30 July 1930, with illustrations by Aria.

Works about this Work

Harmony, with Discord : The Christesens and the Palmers (From a Work in Progress) Jim Davidson , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 74 no. 2 2015; (p. 82-91)
'Australia's most famous literary couple in the 1940s were Vance and Nettie Palmer. Vance, a handsome man of little more than average height, usually sported a bow tie over regular blue shirts, which suited him; otherwise he dressed in neat, brown, casual clothes, which went well with his 'customary shade of mahogany'. And, answering a question that was on everyone's lips, he had served overseas - even if the Armistice had been declared in 1918 before he saw action. He had already been to Europe twice, the second time moving in the circle of A.R. Orage and the New Age. here he had rubbed shoulders with such people as Katherine Mansfield, Wyndham Lewis and Ezra Pound. More importantly, Vance had imbibed guild socialist ideas of community, craftsmanship and folk curlture, sustaining a lifelong detestation of cities, industrial society and mass culture.' (Author's introduction)
New Issues, Old Issues : The Australian Tradition Revisited John McLaren , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 170 2003; (p. 49-56)

McLaren discusses a number of Australian novels (all recently re-issued) which have been central to developing the way in which Australians and foreigners think about white society in this continent. He distinguishes several trends and traditions in describing and characterising Australia's social and political system. Whereas Clarke and Richardson present Australia as a prison, Palmer and Waten present it as a land offering the promise of freedom. Furphy, on the other hand, is seen as a writer 'who shows us a country seeming to offer plentitude but finally withholding its promise' (54).

McLaren concludes that the 'past expressed in these fictions variously produced values of solidarity, egalitarianism, harmony with the land, but their values remain circumscribed by fear of the powerless and the dispossessed, by the arrogance of the powerful, and by distrust of the outsider. Our future will be secure only as we accept continuity with the past, enter into dialogue with the differences of the present, and accept a common responsibility towards the land that supports us' (56).

Reissued Realism Delys Bird , 2002-2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 247 2002-2003; (p. 61-62)

— Review of Sugar Heaven Jean Devanny 1936 single work novel ; Distant Land Judah Waten 1964 single work novel ; The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel ; Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
In Landscape Bound Jasna Novakovic , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Colloquy : Text Theory Critique , April no. 6 2002;

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Homo Australiensis : Vance Palmer Susan Lever , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Real Relations : The Feminist Politics of Form in Australian Fiction 2000; (p. 69-77, notes 155)
The Passage Robert J. Helgeson , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Masterplots II : British and Commonwealth Fiction Series 1987; (p. 1293-1297)
From Federation into the 1930s Joseph Jones , Johanna Jones , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Fiction 1983; (p. 25-43)
Fiction Adrian Mitchell , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Oxford History of Australian Literature 1981; (p. 27-172)
Vance Palmer 1885-1959 Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1980 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australia's Writers 1980; (p. 157-164)
Homo Australiensis : Vance Palmer's 'The Passage' and 'Golconda' A. D. Hope , 1974 single work criticism
— Appears in: Native Companions : Essays and Comments on Australian Literature, 1936-1966 1974; (p. 225-237)
Vance Palmer and the Unguarded Awareness D. R. Burns , 1974 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 6 no. 3 1974; (p. 259-268) The Directions of Australian Fiction, 1920-1974 1975; (p. 32-42)
y A Guide to the Study of 'The Passage' Marjorie Burton , Sydney : Jacaranda Press , 1965 Z1151210 1965 single work criticism
y Notes on 'The Passage' Henry Alfred Kresner , Sydney : Horwitz Grahame , 1965 Z1151213 1965 single work criticism
y A Critical Survey of 'The Passage' Percy Smythe , Sydney : College Press , 1965 Z100623 1965 single work criticism
The Novels Jack Lindsay , 1959 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , July vol. 18 no. 2 1959; (p. 146-172)
Three of Vance Palmer's Judah Waten , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 12 1958; (p. 39-40)

— Review of Seedtime Vance Palmer 1957 single work novel ; The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel ; The Swayne Family Vance Palmer 1934 single work novel
Old Books New Friends Beverley Noldt , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , no. 1 1958; (p. 43-44)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Vance Palmer Reconsidered A. D. Hope , 1955 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 16 no. 4 1955; (p. 203-209)
Vance Palmer and His Writing Frank Dalby Davison , 1948 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 7 no. 1 1948; (p. 10-27)
Untitled 1947 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Woman's Mirror , 9 April 1947; (p. 45)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Reissued Realism Delys Bird , 2002-2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 247 2002-2003; (p. 61-62)

— Review of Sugar Heaven Jean Devanny 1936 single work novel ; Distant Land Judah Waten 1964 single work novel ; The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel ; Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
In Landscape Bound Jasna Novakovic , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Colloquy : Text Theory Critique , April no. 6 2002;

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
'The Passage.' 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 27 March 1930; (p. 64)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Untitled 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 9 April vol. 51 no. 2617 1930; (p. 8)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Untitled 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 16 October 1930; (p. 841)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Untitled 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Mail , 26 November 1930; (p. 12)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Untitled 1931 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian , 10 January 1931; (p. 6)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Untitled 1931 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Woman's Mirror , 24 February 1931; (p. 24, 45)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Untitled 1931 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 March vol. 52 no. 2664 1931; (p. 2)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Vance Palmer 1931 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 14 March 1931; (p. 18)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Vance Palmer's Fine Novel 1931 single work review
— Appears in: Aussie , 15 August 1931; (p. 12)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Vance Palmer's Great Novel Elsie Clarice Cole , 1930 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 5 December vol. 2 no. 12 1930; (p. 336-337, 339)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
The Passage 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 November 1930; (p. 7)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Untitled 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Argus , 19 December 1930; (p. 7)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Untitled 1947 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Woman's Mirror , 9 April 1947; (p. 45)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Three of Vance Palmer's Judah Waten , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 12 1958; (p. 39-40)

— Review of Seedtime Vance Palmer 1957 single work novel ; The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel ; The Swayne Family Vance Palmer 1934 single work novel
Untitled 1930 single work review
— Appears in: John O'London's Weekly , 18 October 1930;

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Untitled H. J. Oliver , 1945 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 6 no. 2 1945; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
Old Books New Friends Beverley Noldt , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , no. 1 1958; (p. 43-44)

— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel
New Issues, Old Issues : The Australian Tradition Revisited John McLaren , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 170 2003; (p. 49-56)

McLaren discusses a number of Australian novels (all recently re-issued) which have been central to developing the way in which Australians and foreigners think about white society in this continent. He distinguishes several trends and traditions in describing and characterising Australia's social and political system. Whereas Clarke and Richardson present Australia as a prison, Palmer and Waten present it as a land offering the promise of freedom. Furphy, on the other hand, is seen as a writer 'who shows us a country seeming to offer plentitude but finally withholding its promise' (54).

McLaren concludes that the 'past expressed in these fictions variously produced values of solidarity, egalitarianism, harmony with the land, but their values remain circumscribed by fear of the powerless and the dispossessed, by the arrogance of the powerful, and by distrust of the outsider. Our future will be secure only as we accept continuity with the past, enter into dialogue with the differences of the present, and accept a common responsibility towards the land that supports us' (56).

y Australian Literature Society Medallists Flora Eldershaw , Sydney : Australasian Medical Publishing , 1935 Z1040561 1935 single work criticism Summary of an address given to the Australian English Association 25th September 1935.
Best Australian Novel 1931 single work column
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 25 June 1931; (p. 44)
A report of Palmer's being awarded the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal.
y A Guide to the Study of 'The Passage' Marjorie Burton , Sydney : Jacaranda Press , 1965 Z1151210 1965 single work criticism
y Notes on 'The Passage' Henry Alfred Kresner , Sydney : Horwitz Grahame , 1965 Z1151213 1965 single work criticism
What the World is Reading 1930 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 5 December vol. 2 no. 12 1930; (p. 318)
A Summary of the Best New Books 1930 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 5 December vol. 2 no. 12 1930; (p. 325-329)
This column is written 'as a bookseller selecting books for different types of readers rather than as a literary critic'. It is divided into the sections: 'Novels of Literary Merit', 'Popular Good Stories' and 'General Literature'. Its emphasis is not Australian literature.
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report] Vida Lenox , 1931 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 May vol. 3 no. 5 1931; (p. 119)
Australian Literature Society [Women's Night Meeting Report] 1931 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 July vol. 3 no. 7 1931; (p. 159)
'Bulletin' Prize Novels : Second Competition 1930 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 March vol. 51 no. 2614 1930; (p. 9)

Announcement of the results of the second Bulletin Novel Competition. The competition closed on December 31 1929 and from 275 entries the judges made the following awards: First (£400) The Passage by Vance Palmer; Second (£250) Wards of the Outer March by K. G. Taylor (Daniel Hamline); Third (£100) Cattle Camp by J. J. Hardie.

Highly Commended: 'The Sow's Ear' by Eurus; 'Blue North' by Kullinoah; 'Johnny' by Edinensis; Break o' Day by Mateewa; 'Alien Corn' by Sorcerer; 'The Silent Voice' by Toc H.

Commended: 'The White Mantle' by Max Masterman; 'Bitter Bread' by Ian Grove; 'The Involuntary Adventure' by Andrew; 'A Knight in Moleskins' by Warrego; 'The Affair at Ardee' by Alison Starr; 'Thin Smoke' by Merentio; 'Billabong Gold' by Advance Australia; 'Three Daughters' by Kinapaka; 'Holiday' by Waradgery; 'Winning Out' by 1837; 'Boy in the Dusk' by Kelburn; 'Poet Polish' by Bokhara; 'Circumstantial Evidence' by Dobroyd; 'Three Waterholes' by E. M. Hosking (E.M. Chapman); 'The Duffers' by Ellen de Lacy [it's possible that this is Kay Glasson Taylor's Pick and the Duffers]; 'Lost Valley' by Billabong; 'Morning Glory' by Koongara.

Portraits of the prize winners on page 16.

Note: The authors were required to submit their manuscripts under a writing name. In many instances, their identities remain to be established.

Eulogy or Criticism 1931 single work criticism
— Appears in: Desiderata , 2 February no. 7 1931; (p. 8-9)
'In Australia there are very words so misunderstood or so unwelcome as the word ‘criticism’. In use it has become misapplied and abused until it connotes destruction, so that new we have little that counts in the nature of real criticism, that is, not wholly destructive but careful analysis, constructive and helpful.' (Source: Introduction)
Vance Palmer 1885-1959 Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1980 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australia's Writers 1980; (p. 157-164)
Fiction Adrian Mitchell , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Oxford History of Australian Literature 1981; (p. 27-172)
From Federation into the 1930s Joseph Jones , Johanna Jones , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Fiction 1983; (p. 25-43)
y A Critical Survey of 'The Passage' Percy Smythe , Sydney : College Press , 1965 Z100623 1965 single work criticism
The Novels Jack Lindsay , 1959 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , July vol. 18 no. 2 1959; (p. 146-172)
Vance Palmer Reconsidered A. D. Hope , 1955 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 16 no. 4 1955; (p. 203-209)
Homo Australiensis : Vance Palmer's 'The Passage' and 'Golconda' A. D. Hope , 1974 single work criticism
— Appears in: Native Companions : Essays and Comments on Australian Literature, 1936-1966 1974; (p. 225-237)
Vance Palmer M. Barnard Eldershaw , 1938 single work criticism
— Appears in: Essays in Australian Fiction 1938; (p. 81-120)
Vance Palmer and the Unguarded Awareness D. R. Burns , 1974 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 6 no. 3 1974; (p. 259-268) The Directions of Australian Fiction, 1920-1974 1975; (p. 32-42)
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