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Issue Details: First known date: 1935... 1935 Australian Essays
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  • Introduction: 'The Australian essay is the product of that most potent force in the cultural development of Australia, the newspaper. The magazine and review have not flourished here.The struggle for existence has been too severe to allow the growth of a completely leisured class, and the partially leisured have developed a taste for reading, rather than a taste for distinction in literature. The story and the newspaper have been preferred to the novel and the review.'


* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Melbourne University Press ,Oxford University Press , 1935 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Garryowen : What it Means and Who He Is, Edmund Finn , 1935 single work essay (p. 1-6)
Australian Federation (1860), Daniel Henry Deniehy , 1935 single work essay (p. 7-11)
The Man Who Discovered Australia, W. H. Fitchett , 1935 single work essay Australia (p. 12-23, 24-29)
Buckley, Marcus Clarke , 1935 single work biography (p. 30-44)
Adam Lindsay Gordon, Marcus Clarke , 1935 single work criticism (p. 45-49)
Up a Northern River, James Edmond , 1889 single work prose satire (p. 50-54)
On Reading The Best Books, T. G. Tucker , 1935 single work essay (p. 66-71)
A Word for Australia, Alfred George Stephens , 1935 single work essay (p. 81-86)
The Old Bookshelf, Mary E. Fullerton , 1921 single work autobiography
Fullerton fondly recalls favourite books of her childhood.
(p. 87-95)
Our Country, J. Le Gay Brereton , 1930 single work essay
Brereton complains that the natural beauty of Australia has been overlooked both by visitors and by many of his fellow Australians. In particular, he praises the beauty of the Australian eucalypt.
(p. 100-104)
On Doors, Walter Murdoch , 1935 single work prose (p. 105-109)
An Australian in London, Walter Murdoch , 1935 single work prose (p. 110-115)
Of Coral Islands and Claypans, Frederic Wood Jones , 1935 single work essay (p. 113-119)
An Australian in Florence, Walter Murdoch , 1935 single work prose (p. 116-121)
Pugilism in Antiquity, Archibald Strong , 1935 single work essay (p. 122-127)
The Great War, Vance Palmer , 1935 single work essay (p. 134-138)
National Poetry, Furnley Maurice , 1935 single work essay (p. 135-138)
The High Road of Australian Verse, J. J. Stable , 1935 single work essay (p. 139-147)
Austral English, Nettie Palmer , 1930 single work criticism (p. 148-152)

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