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Atilla Orel (English) has asked us to read an essay ‘Barons of Beef’, by Harriet Ritvo (download). Peter Hobbins (History) has asked us to read Lawson’s ‘The Drover’s Wife’ (download), and has also sent two other pieces that members can choose to read (or not) as they wish: one is a contextual Australian animal welfare essay (download), the other a recent academic piece also by Ritvo (download).


(Lawson, Henry, ‘The drover’s wife’, in Colin Roderick, ed. Henry Lawson: Fifteen Australian Stories (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1960 [original 1894]), pp. 90–9; Firenze, The Present Duty: an Essay (Melbourne: Griffith & Spaven, 1873); Ritvo, Harriet, ‘Beasts in the jungle (or wherever)’, Daedalus, 137, no. 2 (2008), pp. 22–30.)

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