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Issue Details: First known date: 1853... 1853 Transactions of the Great Australian Society
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A series of witty, satirical sketches involving fictional 'transactions' of 'the Great Australian Society'. The sketches are presented as if they were the transactions (reports) of a mid-19th century learned society, and they range from the natural sciences to literature and the arts. The 'transactions' involving the 'belle-lettres' [sic] include lengthy discussions of 'literary productions' by the fictional authors 'Timothy Scrubb' and his poet uncle 'Jeremiah Scrubb'.


  • Appeared in the Empire at intervals between 22 April, 1853 and 2 July, 1853.

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First known date: 1853
Serialised by: The Empire 1850 newspaper (1071 issues)
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