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The last meeting for the year will look at travel writing in the nineteenth century. We have two short readings with accompanying slides to be presented on Friday .

Old man in the Marketplace, 1912-14. . Oil on canvas board, 27 x 37 cm, unsigned collection. Private Collection.
Old man in the Marketplace, 1912-14.  Oil on canvas board, 27 x 37 cm,
unsigned collection. Private Collection.

Hope to see you there!

Reading 1

Kate Robertson (Art History) will be talking about Australians in Europe and Europeans in Australia: she will mainly use images, but has also provided some brief extracts from letters by Hilda Rix Nicholas.

Letters from Hilda Rix Nicholas

Reading 2

Vanessa Smith

Robert Louis Stevenson, In the South Seas. Book III, THE GILBERTS, Chapter VI: The Five Days’ Festival

Reading 3

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Frank Hurley, title for Pearls and Savages, coloured glass lantern slide, NLA Frank Hurley collection, PIC FH/801

Robert Dixon (English) has provided his article on Frank Hurley’s multimedia travel accounts from a  special issue of Studies in Travel Writing on Australian travel.

Robert Dixon, What was Travel Writing? Frank Hurley and the Media Contexts of Early Twentieth-Century Australian Travel Writing, Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. II, No. 1, March 2007, pp59 – 82

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