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Published 1 May 1982 in Volume 10 No. 3.
Cite as: O'Neill, Terence. ‘Literary Cousins : ‘Nuns in Jeopardy’ and ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 10, no. 3, 1982. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.93c20b8933.
‘In this essay, Nesbitt recounts the debate between realism and romanticism conducted by Henry Lawson and â€œBanjoâ€� Paterson in the pages of the Bulletin during the 1890s, suggesting its impact in accelerating Australian literary nationalism.’ (Publication summary)
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