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The Literary Club founded by Dr Samuel Johnson and Sir Joshua Reynolds in London in 1764 has been a model to successive Johnsonian clubs in…1 May 2003
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On Boxing Day 1884 world-famous English journalist and littérateur George Augustus Sala (1828-1895) set out from Liverpool, bound for Australia and New Zealand, via the…1 October 1992
- Xavier Herbert, Journalist?
In Disturbing Element (1963) Xavier Herbert presents a colourful account of his entry into the world of journalism in Melbourne in 1925. Here he supposedly…1 May 1993
- Marcus Clarke and the Society of the Spectacle: Reflections on Writing and Commodity Captialism in Nineteenth-Century Melbourne
Marcus Clarke was fascinated not only with the public spaces of the nineteenth-century city, colonial Melbourne in particular, but with the increasingly commodified, spectacularised forms…1 May 1996