Only literary material by Australian authors individually indexed.
Other material in this issue includes:
First Page Picture: 'The Birthplace of Captain Matthew Flinders' from the photographic collection of George Gordon McCrae (q.v.), .
Poetry: 'Two Novembers' by English poet Thomas Hood (q.v.), 152-153.
History: 'A Brief Biography of Captain Matthew Flinders' (unattributed), with reprod. of photographs from the collection of George Gordon McCrae (q.v.): 'The School at Donnington, Lincolnshire, where Flinders Received His Education as a Boy', 'Donnington Parish Church, in the Chancel of which is a Memorial Tablet to Flinders', and portrait of Flinders from the Naval Chronicle, 148-152.
Fiction: 'Tom Brown's Last Cricket Match at Rugby', an extract from Tom Brown's School Days by English author Thomas Hughes (1822-1896), illus., 153-156.
Drama: 'King Henry IV's Soliloquy on Sleep', an extract from Henry IV Part II, Act III, Sc. i, by English playwright, William Shakespeare (q.v.), illus., 157-158.
Prose: 'The Proposed Flinders Statue' (unattributed), a report of the proposal of the Victorian Branch of the Royal Geographical Society of Australia to recognise Matthew Flinders (q.v.) with a statue, with illus. 'A Suggestion for the Statue', 146-148; 'The Story of "The Canadian Boat Song"', with illus. 'A Scene on the St. Lawrence River', from The School Journal, N.Z., 158-159.
Song: 'A Canadian Boat Song', words and music by Irish poet Thomas Moore, 160.
Preceding or following each piece is a short glossary of the longer words contained therein, as well as notes about people and places mentioned.
* Contents derived from the 1912 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Matthew Flinders, son of a surgeon, aspires to discover 'lands that no eye hath seen'.
Note: With photograph: 'The Birthplace of Captain Matthew Flinders' from the author's collection, and accompanying note: 'The low building on the right is Dr. Flinders's consulting-room, with which the story concerning the slate (see page 148) is associated.'