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Published 1 October 1985 in Volume 12 No. 2. Subjects: Australian myths, Australian war literature, Boer War, Nationalism, War correspondents, War poetry, Miles Franklin, 19th Century Women Writers.
Cite as: Walker, Shirley. ‘The Boer War: Paterson, Abbott, Brennan, Miles Franklin and Morant.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 12, no. 2, 1985, doi: 10.20314/als.676e372d0b.
The essay examines the literary consequences of an Australian need for an enemy in the nation-building and myth-making process, and traces how perceptions of the…