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In this Western Mail column, a GP provides anecdotes from his consultations with patients. These include a man concerned about winter chills, a man whose father was either poisoned or died from appendicitis, a woman concerned about goitres and a…

This article about Australian lyric poet Hugh Raymond McCrae (1876-1958) is titled ‘He still wears the Ruff and Doublet’ in response to a claim supposedly made by Kenneth Slessor (quoted in the article) that McCrae was ‘perpetually haunted by…

This column from the Colonial Literary Journal in 1844 provides a biography of medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer. Quoting from an unnamed source, the article names Chaucer alongside Spenser, Shakespeare and Milton as one of the ‘Four Great English…

This artwork by artist Daniel Rutter Long is titled ‘Road Knights’. Completed in 1883, it is a watercolour and pencil painting depicting a rural farmhouse, cows, trees, an Aboriginal man wearing European dress, a seated woman and a child. The…

In this Western Mail article from 1930, the author begins by providing a somewhat negative review of Thomas Hoccleve’s poem, “The Regiment of Princes”. Asserting that the poem “looks better than it reads”, the author…

An article from the Sydney Morning Herald notifying readers of a second performance of Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. The performance by graduates and undergraduates of the University of Sydney was of a section of Malory's work, The Quest for the Holy…