Explorations – No 22 Jun 1997

(issued September 1998) PATRICIA CLANCY, JACQUES DE SAINT-FERJEUX, COLIN THORNTON-SMITH, Foreword COLIN THORNTON-SMITH, More on the Reform of the Alliance Française of Victoria Colin Thornton-Smith presents a letter written in 1900 from Madame Irma Dreyfus to the President of the Alliance Française commenting that it predates the story of ‘Paul Maistre’s pyrrhic victory in his […]

Explorations No 2 – Dec 1985

COLIN NETTELBECK, Forward JIM DAVIDSON, The idea of France in Victoria In this wide-ranging essay, the author surveys not only Melbourne society’s enthusiasm for things French but also the occasional emergence of anti-French feelings generated by the survival of traditional British hostility to France as well as the existence of tensions between the Australian colonies […]