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Issue Details: First known date: 1928... no. 338 September 1928 of The School Paper : Grades VII and VIII est. 1896-1932 The School Paper : Grades VII and VIII
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  • Only literary material by Australian authors individually indexed.

    Other material in this issue includes:

    • First Page Picture: '"In that first budding spring of youth, when all its prospects please"' from an oil painting by George Harcourt, reproduced in The Studio, page heading: 'Gentle Spring', [113].
    • Poetry: 'The Sweet Spring' by English author Thomas Nashe (1567-1601), with illustration: 'Spring', "from a picture on exhibition at the Department's Art Center", 120; ''The Battle of Hohenlinden' by British poet Thomas Campbell (1777-1844) 122-123;
    • Drama: 'The Castaways', extract from The Admirable Crichton by Scottish author J. M. Barrie, 121-122.
    • Fiction: 'Beating Off a Pirate', first part of an extract from Hard Cash by English novelist Charles Read (1814-1884), "to be continued", 126-128.
    • Prose: 'Seasonable Work for Little Gardeners', (unattributed gardening instructions), 128.
    • Aphorism: 'Life is Short' by Amiel, 125.
    • Industry: 'Made in Australia: Safes and Locks', prepared by the Made in Australia Council, Melbourne, and issued as a supplement to The School Paper under the authority of the Minister of Public Instruction, Victoria, illustrated with photographs of the manufacturing process, i-iv.
    • Safety Information: 'Safety First: School Bulletin No. 206', prepared by the Victorian Railways Department and the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board, and issued as a supplement to The School Paper under the authority of the Minister of Public Instruction, Victoria, illustrated, unpaginated insert.

  • Preceding or following each piece is a short glossary of the longer words contained therein, as well as notes about people and places mentioned, and comments on the metre of poetry. There are also often 'General Notes' which ask the reader questions about the work.


* Contents derived from the 1928 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Wind's Messagei"There came a whisper down the Bland between the dawn and dark,", A. B. Paterson , single work poetry (p. 114-115)
Note: Illustration: 'Valley of the Grose River, New South Wales' from the Picturesque Atlas of Australia.
The Plains in August, "E. M." , single work prose (p. 115-116)
Note: Illustration: 'Almond Blossom', from The World Book.
The Creed of the Blacki"For him the world was small and flat,", Henry Tate , single work poetry (p. 116-117)
Fairyland, R. H. Croll , single work prose travel (p. 117-120)
Note: Photographs: 'Kuranda Railway Station, Queensland', and 'In the Bush, North Queensland', by Charles Croll.
A Bush Excursion, D. H. Lawrence , extract novel (p. 123-125)
Note: Illustration: 'Flowers of Eastern Australia', from a coloured picture by Edith A. King, in The Australian Encyclopaedia.
An Anthem for the Australasian Leaguei"Shall we sing of loyalty", Charles Harpur , single work poetry (p. 126)

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Literary material by Australian authors in this issue:
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