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No 65 Autumn 2000

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The La Trobe Journal

is published by the State Library of Victoria Foundation twice yearly in Autumn and Spring.
Editorial Committee: John Barnes (editor), Sandra Burt (assistant editor), John Arnold, Cathrine Harboe-Ree, Yvonne Hurley, Wallace Kirsop and Jack Moshakis.
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Front Cover: The print part-reproduced here is a hand-coloured engraving by J. Watts, 1827, of the indigenous plant, Epacris impressa, which became the floral emblem of Victoria. It is plate no. 4 of Flora Australasica, or a selection of Handsome and Curious plants, natives of New Holland, and the South Sea Islands, by Robert Sweet (1827-1828), two copies of which are held in the Rare Books Collection, State Library of Victoria.

Back Cover: A caricature (Birds of A Feather. / Sir Alexander Peacock and a friend. Pen and ink, [1915] H87. 14/5, La Trobe Picture Collection) by (Sir) David Low (1891-1963) of Sir Alexander Peacock (1861-1933), who was three times Premier of Victoria, the first occasion being in 1901–02, and member of the Victorian Parliament for 44 years. Peacock, whose nickname was ‘Kookaburra’, is described by journalist Thorold Waters in his memoirs (Much Besides Music, 1951) as ‘a right good fellow, possessed of a kookaburra cachinnation which was notorious throughout Australia’. New Zealand-born Low worked as a cartoonist in Melbourne and Sydney (on the Bulletin) before going to London and greater fame in 1919. This drawing was reproduced in Caricatures by Low (1915). As Christine Downer explains in her article, the selection of Low's work which the Library acquired in 1986 marked the beginning of the cartoon collection.
The La Trobe Journal
No. 65 Autumn 2000


From the Editorial Chair 2
Simon Reeves Millie Gibson Blooms Again 5
Ewa Narkiewicz Jack Cato's Melbourne: An Interview with John Cato 17
Annotations: Walter Woodbury's Panorama of Melbourne
Alan Elliott 1. A Photographic First? 28
Mary Lewis 2. A Key to Woodbury's Panorama 32
Christine Downer On the Edge and Over: Cartoons in the La Trobe Picture Collection 39
Vane Lindesay Stan Cross and Smith's Weekly 45
Sandra Burt Library Profile: Ernest Roland Pitt 57
THE LA TROBE JOURNAL is edited by John Barnes, assisted by Sandra Burt, and is published twice a year by the State Library of Victoria Foundation.
ISSN 1441-3760