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Abstract: Matthews finds a unity in the arrangement of stories in While the Billy Boils. The chronological nature of the stories, the use of rumour and the consistent use of time and distance are all elements that support the structure of the…

A miscellaneous piece titled 'The Deaths of Great Men' remarks how 'deeply interesting' it is to ponder the death-bed scene of those geniuses who are immortalized by their fame. Hallet, the great physiologist, died taking his pulse, it is said.…

Henry Lawson (1867-1922), one of Australia's most famous poets, and a symbol for the Australian Nationalism Movement, wrote this poem in 1910 (MS). The meaning is unclear but Lawson writes of a mythical kingdom of Virland. It could be an allegory of…

Henry Lawson (1867-1922), one of Australia's most famous poets, and a symbol for the Australian Nationalism Movement.

It is likely Henry Lawson (1867-1922), one of Australia's most famous poets, and a symbol for the Australian Nationalism Movement, wrote this poem about the death of King Edward VII 1901 - 1910, who reigned for 10 years. Lawson portrays the King as a…

Henry Lawson (1867-1922), one of Australia's most famous poets, and a symbol for the Australian Nationalism Movement, protests against what he sees as the 'toadies knighthood' in this verse. He berates those (English) in Australia who seek to…

British actor, Robert Speaight (as Thomas a'Becket) in the murder scene from 'Murder in the Cathedral', performed in Bonython Hall, Adelaide, with 4 knights (L to R: Ron Haddrick, Ken Broadbent, Eric Reiman and Ron Graham, members of the Australian…

A Photograph of Act 1, Scene 4 from a 1974 stage performance of "Rumpelstiltskin" at the Alexander Theatre, Monash University, featuring Beverley Gardiner as Gretchen and Penelope Richards and Paul Kennedy as the two knights.

“Rumpelstiltskin”…