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Issue Details: First known date: 1866... 1866 An Australian's Impressions of England
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Cornhill Magazine no. 13 1866 Z820991 1866 periodical issue 1866 pg. 110-120
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australia Imagined : Views from the British Periodical Press 1800-1900 Judith Johnston (editor), Monica Anderson (editor), Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2005 Z1241188 2005 anthology criticism

    '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)

    Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2005
    pg. 50-61
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    y separately published work icon London Was Full of Rooms Tully Barnett (editor), Rick Hosking (editor), S. C. Harrex (editor), Nena Bierbaum (editor), Graham Tulloch (editor), Adelaide : Lythrum Press , 2006 Z1276646 2006 anthology poetry essay criticism autobiography A collection of essays and poems offering the responses of writers and artists to London in its role as 'imperial centre'. These range from 'colonial' impressions - Henry Lawson, Catherine Helen Spence - to contemporary postcolonial reactions, and from the negative to the bemused to the amused and amusing. The book derives from papers given in connection with Lee Kok Liang's London Does Not Belong to Me and conferences organised by the Centre for New Literatures in English at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. Adelaide : Lythrum Press , 2006 pg. 138-142
Last amended 23 Aug 2006 16:19:14
  • c
    United Kingdom (UK),
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • ca. 1860s
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