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Featuring books from the collections which could be traced to other states around Australia.

Speeches in Parliment

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Speeches in parliament on the Inscribed stock bill: together with an appendix, containing editorial comments of the Sydney Morning Herald and the Inscribed Stock Act of 1883
[No Publication details available]

Inscribed: "The Hon. Chief Justice Way - from his friend, Alfred Stephen, Sydney 20th. Febr'y 88. A reminder of our trip to Manly Beach and pleasant chat with Dalley a few days previously"

Alfred Stephen was an Australian judge and Chief Justice of New South Wales

Bells and Hobbles

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

E.J. Brady
Bells and hobbles
Melbourne: George Robertson, 1911

Inscribed: "Archibald Strong from E.J. Brady. Melb.1911"

Sir Archibald Thomas Strong was the first Jury Professor of English
Language and Literature (1922-30) at The University of Adelaide. He left 5000 books to The University of Adelaide Library after his death in 1930

Brady was an Australian Poet who was close friends with fellow Australian poet Henry Lawson. He is most well-known for his book ‘Australia Unlimited’ which was published in 1918 and became a best seller

History of the seige of Gibraltar

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

John Drinkwater
A history of the siege of Gibraltar: with a description and account of that garrison, from the earliest periods
London: printed by T. Spilsbury ... And sold by J. Johnson
... T. and J. Egerton ... and J. Edwards, 1785

Contains bookplate: Thos. [Thomas] Welsby. Brisbane.

Thomas Welsby was a Queensland based businessman, author, politician, and sportsman.  He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly from 1912-1914

Loraine, and other verses

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

George Essex Evans
Loraine, and other verses
Melbourne: George Robertson, 1898

Inscribed: "His Honor, Chief Justice Way, with the author's compliments, Toowoomba, Q.1898"

George Essex Evans was an Australian poet who founded the Austral Society in Toowoomba in 1903. The purpose of the Society was to promote music, art, literature, science and industry. There is a memorial to Evans in Webb Park, Toowoomba.

Sir Samuel Way was one of South Australia’s most distinguished citizens who was an avid book collector. He left over 16,000 books to The University of Adelaide when he died

Plays, and fugitive pieces, in verse

Tasmania, Australia

David Burn
Plays, and fugitive pieces, in verse
Hobart Town: S.A. Tegg, 1842

Inscribed: “Junior United Service Club with the authors compliments. V.D. Land 1843 "
[V.D. Land = Van Diemen's Land. The original name used by Europeans for Tasmania. It was changed to Tasmania in 1856.]

Donated to the library by Miss Angel Symon as part of the Theatre Collection

David Burn was a Tasmanian columnist and playwright, best known for writing the first Australian drama to be performed on stage, a three-act play titled 'The Bushrangers'. 

The Junior United Service Club was a London gentleman’s club for British Army and Royal Navy officers

Revelations of my friends

Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

By the author of "The truth about my friends" and "The fortunes of my friends"
Revelations of my friends
London: Dow and Lester, [1913?]

Inscribed: Joyce F. Sincock, Allandale House, Barkley Street East, Brunswick, 1913. All pages have been completed by Sincock family and friends

"On your honour 'play the game, ' Fill the spaces, sign your name, Then tear off the upper leaf, Revelations lie beneath!"  Readers fill in the blanks to create humorous short stories. There are 10 different stories throughout

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