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Issue Details: First known date: 1894... 1894 John Bull & Co. The Great Colonial Branches of the Firm: Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
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  • Nineteenth-Century Travel Writing

    French author and journalist (Leon) Paul Blouet (1848-1903) published under the pseudonym Max O'Rell, a name that he adopted permanently. O’Rell studied piano at the Paris Conservatoire, before serving in the Franco-Prussian war. A humourist, O'Rell had previously authored John Bull's Womankind (1884), Drat the Boys (1886); John Bull and his Island (1887), and Jonathan and his Continent (1889). His travel narrative, John Bull & Co., was based on a world lecture tour undertaken in 1894 and was dedicated to his wife and daughter who accompanied him on his travels. Establishing the conversational work with humorous treatise on the arrogance of the French, O'Rell recounts his travels to all of the English colonies. He visited Canada, described as the most loyal of the colonies, through America, and the Pacific, to Sydney, which he described as one of the two most beautiful harbours in the world. O'Rell related the bustle of Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, as well as Tasmania, with an emphasis on the English population and society in the various colonies, making comparisons across the colonies. He returned home via New Zealand and South Africa, and concluded the book with remarks about the the future of the British Empire.

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      Held at: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies AIATSIS Library
      Local Id: RB B657.44/J1

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      Held at: Australian National University Australian National University Library
      Local Id: +2610025

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      Held at: Adelaide University Barr Smith Library
      Local Id: 325.342 B65

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      Held at: La Trobe University Bundoora campus, Borchardt Library
      Local Id: 910.4 B657j

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      Held at: Deakin University
      Local Id: 910 Ore/Jba

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      Held at: James Cook University of North Queensland Townsville Library
      Local Id: 309.1171242 ORE

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      Held at: Flinders University of South Australia
      Local Id: 971 B657

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      Held at: Bond University Bond University Library
      Local Id: DA11 .O73 1894

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      Held at: Monash University Monash University Library
      Local Id: 325.342 B657J

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      Held at: National Library of Australia
      Location: Main Reading Room
      Local Id: NL 910 BLO

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      Held at: Newcastle Region Libraries Newcastle Library
      Location: Information & Research Centre
      Local Id: S914.2/BLO/2.1

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      Held at: Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW
      Local Id: DSM/980/211B3

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      Held at: State Library of Queensland State Library of QLD
      Local Id: G 910.09171241 1894

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      Held at: State Library of South Australia State Library of SA
      Local Id: 942T

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      Held at: University of New South Wales UNSW Library
      Local Id: S 325.342/87

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      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Local Id: DA11 .B65 1894

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      Held at: University of Sydney The University of Sydney Library
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      Local Id: 919.4 282

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      Held at: University of Western Australia Library
      Location: Reid Library
      Local Id: 919.4 1894 JOH

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      Held at: Victoria University of Technology - Interlibrary Loans
      Local Id: 919.40432 ORE

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      Held at: State Library of Tasmania State Library of Tasmania
      Location: Crowther Collection
      Local Id: CRO 910.4 ORE
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