Contains brief biographical note accompanied by a portrait of the Scottish novelist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (q.v.) with his wife. The caption states that, after 'he has visited Sydney, Sir Arthur goes to New Zealand. Admirers of his literary work hope that before he returns to England in February he will consent to give readings from some of his books'.
Includes brief biographical note accompanied by a portrait of the poet and novelist, Dorothea Mackellar (q.v.). (p. 36)
Contains a full-page advertisement for A New Book of Old Rhymes which was to be produced as a limited edition by Art in Australia. The advertisement includes a biographical note accompanied by a portrait of the artist, Barbara Macdonald (q.v.), as well as a reproduction of one of the book's colour illustrations, 'Wee Willie Winkie'. (p. 41)
* Contents derived from the 1920 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
'This story of the Dying Dutchman is, in all essentials, a true story, and has a certain interest for Australia, because the incidents which it describes were enacted in our own tropical waters, and bear a definite relation to our position in the naval and military geography of the Empire. It would have been possible to adorn the story, as such, by the addition of imaginary romantic or dramatic elements; but since, as an approximate record of fact, it is not without historical interest, it has seemed better to present it in its simple form, without even the flutter of a skirt to brighten its horizon.'