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Contents

* Contents derived from the Ascot Vale, Essendon area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,:Red Rooster Press , 1980 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Swinging Douglas (A Splitter's Song)i"Morning air", Louis Esson , 1980 single work poetry (p. 115-116)
Dead Timber, Louis Esson , 1911 single work drama (p. 119-130)
Australia Felix : A Comedy in One Scene, Louis Esson , 1926 single work drama

Helen and Stuart are staying with the politically disenchanted Gavan in his permanent camp in Gippsland. It is the night of the federal election announcement, and while waiting expectantly for the results to come through the wireless Gavin recounts his days of left-wing activism in his youth. While Stuart, a painter, looks forward to the birth of the nation through art yet to come, Gavin laments the insipid turn-out of his political colleagues, who include none other than the Nationalist-Country Party leader Harding. To the bitter disappointment of Gavan, and the utter disinterestedness of bushman Dick – the type of man in whom Gavan once placed all his political ideals – Harding is re-elected. Yet the play ends with a hopeful toast to the land of 'Australia Felix'.


Characters

MICHAEL GAVAN – a writer and politician, about fifty-five

STUART GRAHAM – a young painter

HELEN – his wife

DICK – a bushman, about thirty

WILLIE – Gavan's son, about twenty

(p. 134-143)
Nomad Chant (To E.J. Brady)i"The Spring wind, brother,", Louis Esson , 1910 single work poetry (p. 150-151)
Vagabond Camp, Louis Esson , 1928 single work drama (p. 154-168)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled D. Walker , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Labour History , no. 44 1983; (p. 37-38)

— Review of Ballades of Old Bohemia : An Anthology of Louis Esson Louis Esson , 1980 single work
Untitled L. Radic , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 October 1980; (p. 32)

— Review of Ballades of Old Bohemia : An Anthology of Louis Esson Louis Esson , 1980 single work
Elegance in Bohemia Mary Lord , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 25 1980; (p. 37)

— Review of Ballades of Old Bohemia : An Anthology of Louis Esson Louis Esson , 1980 single work
Untitled J. McCallum , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , vol. 5 no. 10 1972; (p. 52)

— Review of Ballades of Old Bohemia : An Anthology of Louis Esson Louis Esson , 1980 single work
Untitled J. McCallum , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , vol. 5 no. 10 1972; (p. 52)

— Review of Ballades of Old Bohemia : An Anthology of Louis Esson Louis Esson , 1980 single work
Elegance in Bohemia Mary Lord , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 25 1980; (p. 37)

— Review of Ballades of Old Bohemia : An Anthology of Louis Esson Louis Esson , 1980 single work
Untitled L. Radic , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 October 1980; (p. 32)

— Review of Ballades of Old Bohemia : An Anthology of Louis Esson Louis Esson , 1980 single work
Untitled D. Walker , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Labour History , no. 44 1983; (p. 37-38)

— Review of Ballades of Old Bohemia : An Anthology of Louis Esson Louis Esson , 1980 single work
Last amended 23 Jul 2001 12:15:53
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