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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchy Australia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest ...

Australia

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Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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... . During his sea years, Conrad undertook five voyages to Australia and spent about seventeen months ashore there, a longer period than in the Far East which provided him with so much source material. His working life as a mariner in Australia kept him mainly in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, and ports in South Australia. Whether he made any excursions into the interior remains unknown. Conrad’s later affectionate memories of the country seem to have rested upon his liking for the ‘youthfulness’ of the colonies (in contrast perhaps to the tortured...

Australia

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Michael Hollington

Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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... . Dickens was such a restless man that he often considered the ‘convict run’—during the personal crisis of 1857–8 , for instance, when, Forster tells us, he returned to ‘his own old notion of having some slight idea of going to settle in Australia’. In a letter of 3 July 1840 he had communicated to Lord Normanby a desire to write ‘a vivid description of … Norfolk Island and such-like places’; on 14 April 1847 he told T. J. Serle , ‘if you should have any commands for Australia after Dombey is finished, I think of making a little excursion...

Australia and New Zealand

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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... and New Zealand . Trollope visited Australia and New Zealand twice in the 1870s. His first trip was to write Australia and New Zealand , and visit his son Fred, a sheep farmer in New South Wales. The second was to spend time with Fred; he also wrote twenty letters to the Liverpool Mercury ( The Tireless Traveller , ed. B. Booth, 1941 ). The Australian continent had been touched upon by European ships going to and from the Spice Islands since the 17th century, but was really introduced to the European world, as was New Zealand, by Captain James...

Australia and New Zealand

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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...which had been issued separately in 1874–5 , under the titles New South Wales and Queensland , South Australia and Western Australia , Victoria and Tasmania , and New Zealand . In Australia, the book was serialized in the weekly Australasian , from 22 February 1873 to 20 June 1874 , and an authorized Australian edition in six parts ( Queensland , New South Wales , Victoria , Tasmania and Western Australia , South Australia and Australian Institutions , and New Zealand ), subsequently bound into a single volume, was published by George...

British Merchant Service

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Allan H. Simmons

Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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...very terms of our sea-speech’ ( CDOUP , 110–11). In October 1878 , Conrad sailed again as an ordinary seaman, in the Duke of Sutherland , a wool clipper bound for Australia on a one-year round voyage. Having passed his second-mate’s examination in May 1880 , Conrad secured his first berth as an officer later that year, as third mate in the Loch Etive , on his second voyage to Australia. The experiences in Eastern water which would provided such a fertile source of inspiratin in Conrad’s fiction began when he signed on as second mate in the palestine...

Bangkok

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Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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...a planet flying vertiginously on its appointed path in a space of infinite silence’ (73, 74). If a special resonance attaches to these depictions of departure and initiation, it may also be because, in autobiographical terms, Conrad’s own voyage in the Otago from Bangkok to Australia marked the end of a significant phase in his own life: that is, his final break with the East and, at the age of 30, the entry into a new phase of his maritime...

Almayer’s Folly: A Story of an Eastern River

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Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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...of the Eastern Archipelago’ (5), and responded to its ‘silent and irresistible appeal’ (9). During the five years of its composition the battered manuscript of the novel accompanied Conrad to many parts of the world on his sea voyages and other travels— Poland , the Congo , Australia (on which journey it had its first reader, W. H. Jacques ), and France . He finished the first draft of the novel on 24 April 1894 and, after a period for revision, submitted the typescript under the pseudonym of ‘Kamudi’ (approximate Malay for ‘rudder’) to T. Fisher...

New Zealand

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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...Zealand . Peter Carmichael's sheep station, Warriva, is in the Southern Canterbury province. See australia and new Zealand . ‘Carmichael’ GRH Graham...

Green, Miss

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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...Miss , first-class passenger whose social freedom is resented by Euphemia Smith on board the ship to Australia. JC SRB Sheila...

Pollington

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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..., small town in Essex where the Shand family lives and where John Caldigate prepares for his journey to Australia with his friend Dick Shand . JC SRB Sheila...

Shand, Dr

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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...Dr , successful country doctor and father of a large, generous-minded family. His son Dick seeks gold in Australia with John Caldigate . JC SRB Sheila...

Goldfinder

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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..., the ship which takes John Caldigate and Dick Shand to Australia, on a voyage which shows shipboard life and social classes as well as Caldigate's meeting and romance with Euphemia Smith . JC SRB Sheila...

Adamson, Jack

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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...Jack , one of the four disreputable conspirators who accuse John Caldigate of bigamy in order to receive money from him as a previous gold-mining partner in Australia. He later admits his perjury. JC SRB Sheila...

Clarke, Marcus Andrew Hislop

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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...child of a Chancery lawyer, he emigrated to Australia in 1863 and became theatre critic for the Melbourne Argus , playwright, and novelist Commenting in Australia and New Zealand on the literature of the colonies, Trollope singled out Clarke's writings: ‘I cannot … allude to the literature of the colony at large without mentioning the name of Mr Marcus Clarke , of Melbourne, whose Australian tales are not only familiarly known by all colonists, but are almost as familiar to English readers’ ( Australia ( 1967 ), 463). After receiving an advance copy...

Callander, Mrs

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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...Mrs . A fellow passenger on board the ship which takes John Caldigate to Australia, she warns him about Euphemia Smith . Caldigate later regrets that he did not listen to her. JC SRB Sheila...

Heseltine, Ellen

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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...'s eldest sister was known in Victoria, Australia, during the 1860s and then largely forgotten. Ellen married an Irishman called Arthur Davitt , and they spent the early years of their married life working in education in France. Ellen taught drawing in Dublin ( 1851–4 ), and in the late 1850s the couple, who were childless, emigrated to Australia, where Ellen continued teaching and also became known as a journalist and writer of fiction. Trollope called on her during his second visit to Australia, early in May 1875 , at the school where she...

Pepper, Fred

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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...Fred , a ‘young man’ of about 45, resident at the Moonbeam and a regular hunter with the B&B ( Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Hunt). He has ‘sold out and promised his family that he would go to Australia’, but is determined to enjoy one more season hunting. RH ALS Andrew...

Pigott, Edward Frederick Smythe

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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...Edward Frederick Smythe ( 1824–95 ) , lawyer and journalist for the Daily News ; examiner of plays in the Lord Chamberlain's Department ( 1874–95 ). Pigott accompanied Trollope to Vienna in 1865 when he was seeing his younger son Fred start for Australia. He provided Trollope with an article on yachting for Saint Pauls in May 1868 . RCT R. C....

Lowndes, William Selby

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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...William Selby ( 1807–86 ) , master of the Whaddon Chase Hounds with whom Trollope hunted in the early 1870s after returning from Australia. For a few years he travelled from London three days a week to Essex or Leighton Buzzard, joining Lowndes or Baron Meyer *Rothschild . Trollope preferred riding with the Baron. RCT R. C....

Rothschild, Baron Meyer Amschel de

Rothschild, Baron Meyer Amschel de (1818–74)   Reference library

Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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...Baron Meyer Amschel de ( 1818–74 ) , Liberal MP for Hythe, 1859–74 ; art collector; sportsman and hunter who kept deerhounds at Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire. Returning from Australia in December 1872 with renewed zest for hunting, Trollope ‘became one of that numerous herd of sportsmen who rode with the “Baron”’ ( Auto XIX). RCT R. C....

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