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This article, considered the first study of Australian literature by an overseas critic, was first published in the Bookman and then published, with a foreword by Nettie Palmer, in the University of Washington Chapbooks series. The article and the foreword were reprinted in Antipodes in 1988.
Note: With title: C. Hartley Grattan's View of Australian Literature in 1928. Includes foreword by Nettie Palmer.
Semmler discusses the life and works of W. H. Ogilvie and E. J. Brady in the context of their place in the tradition of the Australian bush ballad. Providing substantial examples of their work, Semmler argues that Ogilvie and Brady are (behind A. B. Paterson) two of the best exponents of the bush ballad.