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Another poem written by John Nevin in 1868, titled “My Cottage in the Wilderness”, is held at the Mitchell Library, SLNSW, in the David Scott Mitchell Collection. See this article: John Nevin’s “My Cottage in the Wilderness” 1868. John Nevin, … Continue reading
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In his “Unique Booklet” Hector roams over subjects as diverse as the launch of the last of the wooden three-deckers, the “Royal Albert” in 1854 which he witnessed as a school boy attending the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich; the good looks of Princess Alexandra of Denmark; Darwinism; Biblical Geometria; the Apocalypse; the Launceston Marine Board; “British Israel Truth” and Zionism; and a final word on the attitude of Christian men to Disarmament. He was in the end both disillusioned and traumatised by the Great War (World War I). Continue reading