- Review of Rolf Boldrewood: A Life, by Paul de Serville.
This is a fascinating subject for a biography. Thomas Browne was author of one of the best-known Australian novels of the nineteenth century, Robbery under Arms, a book that celebrates bushrangers Dick and Jim Marsdon, and their charismatic, aristocratic…1 October 2003
- Before the Nation: Rolf Boldrewood and the Problem of Scale in National Literatures
While Babes in the Bush is an artefact of Federation nationalism, the original serial, An Australian Squire, belongs to an earlier, pre-Federation era of colonial writing. That fine distinction is germane to my purpose in this essay, which explores…31 October 2015