George Stubbs, ‘The Kongouro from New Holland’ (1772), oil painting, detail of head.
Ashley Van Haeften/Wikimedia Commons
Kangaroos are a national icon, but Australian authors seem determined to kill them off.
The writings of John WIlmot, Earl of Rochester, were certainly obscene. But his poetry also gave us a new way of looking at the human condition.
Step this way …
The late QC Jeremy Hutchinson only got away with it because the prosecution weren't quicker on the uptake.
Allied forces wearing gas masks at Ypres, 1917.
The first fully industrialised war prompted many to draw parallels between human society and the insect world.
David Herbert Lawrence dived deep into the psychology of the Australian landscape in Kangaroo.
Welcome to the first essay in our series on how the Australian landscape has been described in literature. We start with an internationally recognised D. H. Lawrence scholar, Christopher Pollnitz, writing…