ISFAR provides the following resources to researchers in the French-Australian studies field, and expresses its sincere thanks to the contributors of these resources for their kind support and approval to publish this material here. The resource material has not been edited by The French Australian Review editorial committee. It is published as received.
Colin Duckworth’s Plays for the Stork Theatre, Melbourne
A Message from Mary Duckworth
Colin’s theatre life and his Academic life have always been entwined since I first met him when we were both performing in a play at Cambridge, March 1953. More…
Jean Rosemberg’s book Studies in the French Presence in Australia
Jean Rosemberg, French-born Melbourne bookseller and publisher, who migrated to Australia with his wife Catherine in 1952, launched his publishing house, River Seine Publications (thus named after a winner of the Melbourne Cup), in 1971. More…
James R Lawler
James R. Lawler – My Uncle Jimmy
In my childhood Uncle Jimmy (James Lawler) was a real family hero. My mother’s double cousin, he and my mother were like brother and sister, the bond having been reinforced with my mother having lived with her aunt (James’ mother) for a while after her own mother fell ill and again for some time after she died. My earliest memory of Uncle Jimmy was of this ‘very clever’ member of our family; my mother certainly idolised him and the feeling was passed on to the children. My mother had lost her real brother Percy during the war. More…
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