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Issue Details: First known date: 1908... no. 107 May 1908 of The School Paper for Classes V and VI est. 1898 School Paper for Classes V and VI : Empire Day Number
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  • Only literary material by Australian authors is individually indexed.

    Other material in this issue includes:

    • First page picture: 'His Excellency the Right Honourable Lord Northcote, GCMG, GCIE, CB, Governor General of Australia' photograph by Barletto of Perth and 'Her Excellency the Lady Northcote, CI, Lady of Grace of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England' photograph by Alice Mills of Melbourne accompanying poem: 'The Children's Song', [49].
    • Editor's Note: 'The Commonwealth of Australia' additional references for teachers to expand on outline, 63.
    • Poetry: 'The Children's Song' by Rudyard Kipling (q.v.) [49]-50; 'Love Thou Thy Land' extract from poem by Lord Alfred Tennyson (q.v.) 58; Untitled three line extract from poem by George Essex Evans (q.v.) quoted at beginning of prose 'The Commonwealth of Australia', 59; 'The New Patriot' by American poet Frederick Lawrence Knowles (1869-1905) 63; 'A Vision' extract from From "Locksley Hall" by Lord Alfred Tennyson (q.v.) 64.
    • Prose: 'The Commonwealth of Australia' (unattributed) with seven photographs: 'Sir Edmund Barton [q.v.], First Prime Minister of the Commonwealth' by Falk Studios of Melbourne, 'The Honourable Alfred Deakin [q.v.], Prime Minister of the Commonwealth' by Richards of Ballarat, 'The Honourable J. C. Watson' by Swiss Studios of Melbourne, 'The Right Honourable G. H. Reid [q.v.]' by Swiss Studios of Melbourne, 'Lieutenant Colonel the Honourable Albert Gould, President of the Senate' by Swiss Studios of Melbourne, 'The Honourable Sir Frederick W. Holder, KCMG, Speaker of the House of Representatives' by Swiss Studios of Melbourne and 'The Right Honourable Sir Samuel W. Griffith [q.v.], PC, GCMG, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia' by Talma of Melbourne and an (unattributed) illustration: 'The Seal of the Commonwealth', 59-63; 'What the Union Jack Represents' extract from speech by Lord Rosebery, 64; 'True Liberty' by F. W. Robertson, 64.
    • Song: 'Thrice Hail, Happy Day', 'Rule Britannia' words by James Thompson, music by Dr Arne and 'The Star-Crossed Flag of Australia' words by T. Craven Browne, music by G. E. Vincent, A. Mus. T. C. L., [i]-iv.
    • Supplement: 'Empire Day, 25th May, 1908' comprising three songs detailed above with words and music, [i]-iv.
    • Conundrum: 'The Empire Movement' comprising quotations: 'Watchwords' and 'Objects' by the Earl of Meath said on May 24th 1905 and three (unattributed) lines: 'Motto', 'Rallying Cry' and 'Flowers', 64.


* Contents derived from the 1908 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Empire Day, William Gillies , 1908 single work prose children's (p. 50-58)
Note: With three (unattributed) illustrations: 'The Late Marquis of Linlithgow, First Governor- General of Australia', 'The Marchioness of Linlithgow', 'The
Senate of the Federal Parliament, Australia' and two photographs by Hammer of Adelaide: 'Lord Tennyson' (q.v.) and 'Lady Tennyson'.
Fulfilmenti"The charter's read; the rites are o'er;", J. Brunton Stephens , 1908 extract poetry (p. 63)
Note: Quoted at end of prose: 'The Commonwealth of Australia'.

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