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Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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T. Fisher Unwin , 1908 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Eyes Aflame, E. J. Banfield , 1908 single work essay
On the metallic starling, 'the most interesting and entertaining of the birds' on Dunk Island.
(p. 107-109)
Australia's Humming-Bird, E. J. Banfield , 1908 single work essay (p. 121-123)
The Mermaid of To-day, E. J. Banfield , 1908 single work essay The Mermaid of Today (p. 162-167)
A Butterfly Reverie, E. J. Banfield , 1908 single work essay A Pageant of Butterflies (p. 177-180)
In Praise of the Papaw, E. J. Banfield , 1908 extract essay (p. 190-197)
The Umbrella-Tree, E. J. Banfield , 1908 single work essay (p. 205-206)
Confessions of a Beachcomber, E. J. Banfield , 1908 extract autobiography
From Confessions of a Beachcomber, E. J. Banfield , 1908 extract autobiography

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Bekentenissen van der strandvonder : het leven op mijn tropisch eiland
Language: Dutch

Works about this Work

Ecologies of the Beachcomber in Colonial Australian Literature Rachael Weaver , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 15 no. 2 2015;
'Ideas of the beachcomber as part castaway, part vagabond – the ragged figure of the ex-sailor or convict searching for a better life somewhere in the islands of the Pacific – are no longer so familiar as they were during the nineteenth century. Beachcombing today is more often associated with scanning the shoreline to collect shipwrecked objects or natural specimens washed up by the sea, in rituals to do with monitoring and preserving the coastal environment instead of plundering it for trade. This article will explore the beachcomber’s changing investments in nature, looking at stories by the colonial Australian author Louis Becke and at later, non-fiction works by the writer and naturalist E J Banfield. It will suggest that Banfield’s 1907 book, Confessions of a Beachcomber, marks a self-conscious transformation of the beachcomber from tropical-island fugitive to ecological recluse.' (Publication abstract)
Wealth of the Reef : The Entanglement of Economic and Environmental Values in Early Twentieth Century Representations of the Great Barrier Reef Rohan Lloyd , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Melbourne Historical Journal , December vol. 43 no. 1 2015; (p. 40-62)

'Histories of the Great Barrier Reef have characterised the period between 1900 and 1939 as a creative prelude to modern Reef conservationism. These histories, however, have not given sufficient consideration to how perceptions of the Reef were entangled with evaluations of its economic potential. By examining the writings of Edmund Banfield, the intensification of tourism and science, and a collection of popular texts about the Reef, this paper argues that early twentieth-century perceptions of the Reef were entangled with an utilitarian ethos which leaned toward exploitation.' (Publication abstract)

Natural Wonders Inga Simpson , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , October no. 223 2012; (p. 8-9)
A Golden Meme of Darkness : Darwinism, Robert Frost, and E. J. Banfield Robert Perchan , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 14 no. 1 2000; (p. 41-45)
Ted and Bertha's Excellent Adventure Steve Packer , 1998 single work prose
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 19 September 1998; (p. 60-61, 63, 65-66)
The Confessions of a Beachcomber 1908 single work review
— Appears in: The North Queensland Register , 26 October 1908; (p. 78)

— Review of The Confessions of a Beachcomber : Scenes and Incidents in the Career of an Unprofessional Beachcomber in Tropical Queensland E. J. Banfield , 1908 selected work essay
The Confessions of a Beachcomber 1908 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 17 September 1908; (p. 299)

— Review of The Confessions of a Beachcomber : Scenes and Incidents in the Career of an Unprofessional Beachcomber in Tropical Queensland E. J. Banfield , 1908 selected work essay
Tropical Queensland 1908 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian , 24 October vol. 85 no. 2221 1908; (p. 1077)

— Review of The Confessions of a Beachcomber : Scenes and Incidents in the Career of an Unprofessional Beachcomber in Tropical Queensland E. J. Banfield , 1908 selected work essay
Untitled 1908 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 7 November 1908; (p. 20)

— Review of The Confessions of a Beachcomber : Scenes and Incidents in the Career of an Unprofessional Beachcomber in Tropical Queensland E. J. Banfield , 1908 selected work essay
The Simple Life in the Tropical North 1908 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser , 2 December vol. 86 no. 2456 1908; (p. 1440)

— Review of The Confessions of a Beachcomber : Scenes and Incidents in the Career of an Unprofessional Beachcomber in Tropical Queensland E. J. Banfield , 1908 selected work essay
Odds and Ends 1934 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 January vol. 6 no. 1 1934; (p. 10)
Best Sellers and A.B.A. Recommendations 1934 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 February vol. 6 no. 2 1934; (p. 40)
Ted and Bertha's Excellent Adventure Steve Packer , 1998 single work prose
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 19 September 1998; (p. 60-61, 63, 65-66)
Natural Wonders Inga Simpson , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , October no. 223 2012; (p. 8-9)
The Confessions of a Beachcomber Harry Payne Heseltine , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 9 no. 1 1981; (p. 35-52) The Uncertain Self : Essays in Australian Literature and Criticism 1986; (p. 56-71)
Last amended 23 Apr 2015 08:57:38
Subjects:
  • Dunk Island, Tully area, Cardwell - Tully - Innisfail area, Ingham - Cairns area, Queensland,
  • Far North Queensland, Queensland,
  • 1890s
  • 1900s
  • 1910s
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