Panel 4: Australia – Home and Abroad

Panel 4: Australia – Home and Abroad


Susann Liebich and Victoria Kuttainen
Currents of international travel: Australian magazines and travel writing about the Asia-Pacific in the 1920s and 1930s

The period between the world wars was both ‘the golden age’ of magazine publishing and of sea travel, giving shape to the popular imagination of a globally connected world. This talk situates two Australian quality magazines of the 1920s and 1930s in the context of international currents of modernity, more…


Louise Edensor
The Native Companion: E. J Brady’s ‘home-grown’ literature and modernist aesthetics

The Native Companion was an early twentieth century little magazine of ‘Australian Life, Literature and Art’ that would ‘give a voice to Australian genius’. It ran for only two volumes, featuring 12 issues from January to December 1907, and is largely remembered as the magazine in which Katherine Mansfield published her first short stories. more…


Melissa Miles
The city, race and labour in Australian design magazines of the 1930s

The photographs that fill the pages of Sydney-based illustrated design magazines The Home and Glass and Decoration tell two apparently conflicting stories of race and labour in 1930s Sydney. As key sites for the development and popularization of Australian modernism, these magazines featured the work of Australia’s leading artists, designers, more…

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