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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Australia Imagined : Views from the British Periodical Press 1800-1900
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'Australians have, until very recently, taken their British inheritance for granted. This timely anthology is a collection of writings, and some cartoons, from the 19th century British periodical press, which was the popular press of its day. The pieces range from articles and book reviews to short stories and poetry, and practical advice to intending emigrants. Some of the writers are anonymous, and others bear familiar and illustrious names: Charles Dickens, Caroline Chisholm, William Thackeray, Henry Parkes, Louisa Lawson. At first, Australia was seen as an inferior, impossibly remote, antipodean place. And when the seeds of an independent political and cultural identity did begin to sprout, that identity held tightly to ideas of 'Britishness'. Readers will be surprised at the variety of views expressed here. A comic piece written just weeks after the first colonists arrived at the Swan River lampoons their pastoral ambitions and recommends the cultivation of literature instead. And there is trenchant criticism of the colonial position on land rights and of the prevailing male ethos. Australia Imagined presents some of the earliest blueprints for Australian identity-water resources, the status of the Aboriginal people, immigration, the dominance of sport in the national psyche-that Australians are still debating today.' (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,:UWA Publishing , 2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
An Australian's Impressions of England, Catherine Helen Spence , 1866 single work autobiography (p. 50-61)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2005 .
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      Extent: xi, 243p.p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index and bibliography (p.221-237).
      • Published 1 July 2008
      ISBN: 1920694455

Works about this Work

Untitled Judy McKenzie , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies , vol. 12 no. 1 2007; (p. 46-48)

— Review of Australia Imagined : Views from the British Periodical Press 1800-1900 2005 anthology criticism
Untitled Toni Johnson-Woods , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 23 no. 1 2007; (p. 127-128)

— Review of John Lang : Australia's Larrikin Writer : Barrister, Novelist, Journalist and Gentleman Victor Crittenden , 2005 single work biography ; Australia Imagined : Views from the British Periodical Press 1800-1900 2005 anthology criticism
Untitled G. A. C. Ginn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Politics and History , March vol. 53 no. 1 2007; (p. 150-151)

— Review of Australia Imagined : Views from the British Periodical Press 1800-1900 2005 anthology criticism
Untitled 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , November no. 70 2006; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Australia Imagined : Views from the British Periodical Press 1800-1900 2005 anthology criticism
View from Above David Carter , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 278 2006; (p. 56)

— Review of Australia Imagined : Views from the British Periodical Press 1800-1900 2005 anthology criticism
View from Above David Carter , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 278 2006; (p. 56)

— Review of Australia Imagined : Views from the British Periodical Press 1800-1900 2005 anthology criticism
Untitled 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , November no. 70 2006; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Australia Imagined : Views from the British Periodical Press 1800-1900 2005 anthology criticism
Untitled G. A. C. Ginn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Politics and History , March vol. 53 no. 1 2007; (p. 150-151)

— Review of Australia Imagined : Views from the British Periodical Press 1800-1900 2005 anthology criticism
Untitled Toni Johnson-Woods , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 23 no. 1 2007; (p. 127-128)

— Review of John Lang : Australia's Larrikin Writer : Barrister, Novelist, Journalist and Gentleman Victor Crittenden , 2005 single work biography ; Australia Imagined : Views from the British Periodical Press 1800-1900 2005 anthology criticism
Untitled Judy McKenzie , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies , vol. 12 no. 1 2007; (p. 46-48)

— Review of Australia Imagined : Views from the British Periodical Press 1800-1900 2005 anthology criticism
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