This work was a intended as a contribution to the unpublished 'Writers in Defence of Freedom' compiled by the Fellowship of Australian Writers in 1939. The only extant copy is held in the FAW papers (Mitchell Library, ML MSS 2008). The text has been edited and marked up by an unknown hand. (Editor's note, Plaque with Laurel: Essays , Reviews and Correspondence. Ed. Maryanne Dever, 1995) .