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Issue Details: First known date: 1933... vol. 14 no. 6 1 June 1933 of The Home est. 1920 The Home
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  • Includes 'October Centenary' (by D. B.), a brief section noting that an 'Australian centenary which should not be overlooked by the theatrical world is due for celebration in October next. In December, 1832, Barnett Levey [q.v.] opened a theatre in a salon of the Royal Hotel, Sydney...This was only a temporary affair, and on October 5, 1833, he opened what was Sydney's first permanent theatre'. (content appears in the topical monthly column, 'Contributed Comments')
  • Contains section, 'This Month We Record', which comprises brief biographical notes with accompanying portraits of notable individuals from various professions. This issue includes R. C. Packer (aka Robert Clyde Packer, q.v.).
    Note: Column previously appeared under the title, 'Men of the Month'.
  • Includes 'To Be or Not to Be British?' (by T. H. C.), a brief commentary which notes that 'Miss Winifred James [q.v.]...the heroine of the Women's Nationality case, is Australian by birth, having been born in Melbourne, Victoria. As a young woman she, quite unknown, set off to England and made an instantaneous success with her first book, Bachelor Betty. Since then she has written many books: Letters to My Son, published anonymously, created a great stir in 1910 and was attributed to J. M. Barrie, in view of its delicate style. It seems a paradox that her last book, A Man for England, which is a clarion call to the youth of England to stand by their country in the present crisis, should be written by one to whom British status is denied.' (content appears in the topical monthly column, 'Contributed Comments')
  • Contains a brief reference to the publication of an autobiography by Mrs Walter Keigwin (aka Kitty Shannon, q.v.). The book, For My Children, contains 'reminiscences of her life, not forgetting her home in Bellevue Hill, Sydney, when her husband's business interests with Orme, Keigwin & Co. took them to Australia. Hutchinson is publishing Mrs Walter Keigwin's book and it will contain some of her clever illustrations as well as her late father's portraits.' (content appears in topical column, 'This, That and Them' by London correspondent T. H. Cochran)


* Contents derived from the 1933 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
And Acquainted with Grief : The Faithful Story of Adelaide de la Thoreza, Alan Balfour , single work biography (p. 30, 74, 78)
Note: illus.
The Most Fetching Woman in London, Caleb Mortimer , single work prose humour
Journalist Caleb Mortimer recounts his experience of meeting 'the most fetching woman in London', English writer, Ethel Mannin (1900-1984). Mortimer humorously describes his anticipation, and subsequent preparation, that preceded his arranged meeting with the authoress. Describing his encounter with Mannin, Mortimer writes that he 'beheld a lady with yellow hair and cerulean draperies', whose 'actual Cockney prettiness' was 'incompatible' with the 'Mona Lisa loveliness' of her portrait.

(p. 37, 78)
Note: illus., port.
Pioneer Families of Australia No. 42 : The Harris Family, Charles H. Bertie , single work biography (p. 42, 58)
  • Written as: C. H. Bertie
  • illus., port.

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