Epigraph: If I were to pray for a taste that should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstance and be a source of happiness to me through life, it would be a taste for reading (John Herschel).
Epigraph: Extract from the poem 'What I Live For', by George Linnaeus Banks.
Frontispiece: From a picture by F. McCubbin
(q.v.), 'The Pioneers'.
Illustrations provided by G. C. Benson
, F. R. Crozier
, Harold B. Herbert
, Charles Nuttall
, M. Napier Waller
(qq.v.), and Agnes Ryan, Queenie Cox and J. C. White.