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Includes feature, 'Birthday Greetings', which is introduced with the editorial note: 'The Home celebrates its tenth birthday this month and received the congratulations of many important people at home and abroad'. The section comprises numerous tributes and birthday messages from various personalities including: Dame Nellie Melba, Irene Vanbrugh, Margaret Bannerman, Seymour Hicks, S. H. Prior, James Murdoch, Ethel Turner and Winifred James. Text is accompanied by portraits of some of the contributors and illustrations of twenty cover designs that had appeared on the journal. (pp. 40-43)
Contains an extract from the D. H. Lawrence poem, 'When I Went to the Film', which appears in the topical column, 'Just Before We Begin'. Quoting several lines from the poem, Ethel Anderson (q.v.), who was a regular contributor to this column, comments on films and censorship in a brief section entitled 'Filmy'.
Also appearing in the 'Just Before We Begin' column, Ethel Anderson contributed 'The Sweet William Era' a brief piece in which she discusses how 'an era can be vignetted in a name'. She subsequently quotes stanzas from, 'Cawsand Bay', a nautical ballad that was written by the Cornish writer, Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863-1944). Note: The word, 'Cawsand', has been misspelt as 'Cowsand'; although this anomaly appears to be a typographical error, there is the possibility that the word play was a deliberate pun.
* Contents derived from the 1930 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
'The Home was launched in February, 1920, as a quarterly. It is ten years since the first issue was printed, and it is interesting, in looking back, to realise just exactly what has been accomplished in that time...To some it may seem presumptuous for the Editors of The Home to become retrospective at the end of a decade, but when one considers the many attempts to create and carry on decently-produced periodicals within even that time, they may be forgiven for feeling a trifle elated, for the moment, with their particular success. We have always had confidence in the Australian public's appreciation of any production which can at least equal similar work from abroad - and in many respects the Editors feel The Home can stand comparison with the best journals published in London and New York...The Home stands for quality in Australia. It has created a standard of taste. It has become the authority on what is best. No considerations have caused it to lower its standard at any time, with the result that it is recognised as the premier journal of good taste in the Commonwealth and its advice is accepted without question on matters concerning interior decoration, domestic architecture, garden planning and works of art.'
'During the ten years The Home has been in existence it has had many and various contributors, both literary and artistic. Most of the leading writers in Australia have, at one time or another, added to its pages something that they have wished to present to their public in a more luxurious and lasting form than is offered by daily or weekly journalism - an article or story that has stood apart from, or risen above, the average stock and trade...Visiting writers, too, wandering the world for pleasure and the assimilation of material, have broken their pledge to refrain from work at the stimulating spectacle of a high-grade journal produced in such a thinly populated continent'.