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Born in Victoria, Saltbush Bill was dubbed ‘Knight of the Stockwhip’ and travelled throughout Australia performing feats with the stockwhip. The royal family invited him to perform for them in London at Buckingham Palace, which he did. He was…

A series of extracts from The Argus ranging from 1878 to 1880. They tell of the Kelly Gang's exploits and their encounters with colonial Victorian law enforcement. A few of the extracts towards the end of the list include descriptions of the…

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

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 forced allegiance to the monarchy and the bloodshed of war in the name of the monarch.

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…

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, protests against what he sees as the 'toadies knighthood' in this verse. He berates those (English) in Australia who seek to…