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Issue Details: First known date: 1932... vol. 13 no. 4 1 April 1932 of The Home est. 1920 The Home
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  • Sydney Bridge Celebrations Number
  • The 'Contributed Comments' column includes three brief sections discussing recently published works of (auto)biographical writing that are outside the scope of AustLit: Home from the Sea (by Sir Arthur H. Rostron); Indiscretions of a Young Man (by R. V. C. Bodley); Frank Harris on Bernard Shaw: An Unauthorised Biography Based on First Hand Information (by Frank Harris with a postscript by Bernard Shaw).
  • Contains a speculative discussion initiated by the influx of American tourists arriving on Australian shores. E. J. Francis writes: 'By cripes, we are discovered! Has anyone, we wonder, paused to think of the consequences?...It means that more and more tourists will pour on to these shores, until a literary market is created. That is, eventually there will be sufficient Americans who have been to Australia to make it worth someone's while to write a book about it...Of course, there have been books on Australia before, but they have been of the explorer type, written by travellers, with self-conscious superiority...But the new type of book will be something far worse than that...It will deal with us, not with our country...Shortly after writing the above, we saw in a paper that one of the expected books had been written. The author, however, does not appear to possess the qualifications...and he simply slaps at us ineffectively, like an Englishman at a mosquito, with the old remarks about crudity and immaturity...To say that a nation about 100 years old, and 13,000 miles from the nearest decent western civilisation, is immature is merely to display a grasp of the obvious.' (content appears in the monthly column, 'The Bibful', by E. J. Francis)


* Contents derived from the 1932 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Pioneer Families of Australia No. 28 : The Kings, Charles H. Bertie , single work biography (p. 37, 55)
  • Written as: Charles H. Bertie
  • illus., port.
The Dumb Things, J. J. Grattan , single work short story (p. 44-46, 53)
Note: illus.

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