Explorations – No 11 Dec 1991

WALLACE KIRSOP, Selling French Books in Melbourne during the First World War The author introduces a catalogue of French books available for purchase through a Melbourne bookseller at the time of the First World War. He also situates this document within the context of other ephemeral material and uses it as a basis to make […]

Explorations No 9 – Dec 1990

WALLACE KIRSOP, Foreword BRIAN HUBBER, The Victorian Customs Department and Respectable Limits of Taste: Émile Zola and Colonial Censorship The author details the steps taken by Alfred Deakin when Chief Secretary of Victoria in the late 1880s to have some of Zola’s works prohibited and vendors guilty of selling them prosecuted. When legal opinion was […]