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The Resource John Farrell : poet, journalist and social reformer 1851-1904, Paul Stenhouse

John Farrell : poet, journalist and social reformer 1851-1904, Paul Stenhouse

Label
John Farrell : poet, journalist and social reformer 1851-1904
Title
John Farrell
Title remainder
poet, journalist and social reformer 1851-1904
Statement of responsibility
Paul Stenhouse
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Farrell was an integral figure in the literary and political ferment of the 1880s and 1890s in Australia. A popular poet and polemicist, he was a regular contributor to the Bulletin and was briefly editor of the Sydney Daily Telegraph. He was also an important radical activist, writing and campaigning in the cause of the land nationalization and single tax movement associated with the American social theorist Henry George. ‘I as a lad worshipped him,’ Henry Lawson wrote. Paul Stenhouse brings to life this important and neglected writer, reassessing his comic and satiric poetry, exploring his time as editor and publisher of a succession of regional newspapers, and situating him in the company of the many friends and associates amongst his contemporaries. Francis Adams, Barbara Baynton, Edwin Brady, Fred Broomfield, Victor Daley, Mary Gilmore, Philip Holdsworth, Sydney Jephcott, A. B. Paterson, and Brunton Stephens were amongst the writers he was associated with. While the Single Taxers and early Australian Labor Party figures who owed their start in politics to Farrell, and upon whom his influence rested long after his death, include Joseph Cook, Frank Cotton, William Hughes, William Holman, George S. Beeby, George Black, John Haynes, E. W. O’Sullivan, William Bede Dalley, Alexander Sutherland, and James Ryan. J. F. Archibald, the founder of the Bulletin, recalled, ‘Few men on the press of Australia at any period in our literary history have been so powerful for good as John Farrell.’
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VSL
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Stenhouse, Paul
Dewey number
A821.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farrell, John
  • Social reformers
  • Poets
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
Label
John Farrell : poet, journalist and social reformer 1851-1904, Paul Stenhouse
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063889739
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781925801279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028458915
System control number
(OCoLC)1043207588
Label
John Farrell : poet, journalist and social reformer 1851-1904, Paul Stenhouse
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063889739
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781925801279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028458915
System control number
(OCoLC)1043207588

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