Australia Felix: A Dialogue

esso-australiafelix-a4.pdf

Dublin Core

Title

Australia Felix: A Dialogue

Subject

Politics and Ideology

Description

Length: One Act
Synopsis: Michael Gavan is left-of-centre and is disappointed with the trend in Australian politics. He speaks his mind to the Grahams, who are holidaying in the Gippsland area. A Nationalist-Country Party colaition is in power, led by Harding, a political colleague of Gavans's in the early days. Elections are being held that day and by means of the radio the news that the Liberal Party has been returned to power comes through. The curtain falls on the lines by Gavan and Graham hoping for a better future as they toast ""Australia Felix"".
Setting: Gavan's semi-permanent bush camp, a lonely but picturesque spot near Mallacoota Inlet in Far Eastern Gippsland, overlooking the Southern Ocean.
Characters:
MICHAEL GAVAN, a writer and a politican, about fifty-five
STUART GRAHAM, a young painter
HELEN, his wife
DICK, a bushman, about thirty
WILLIE, Gavan's son, about twenty
Voice of HARDING

Creator

Esson, Louis

Source

NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Two versions held in the Campbell Howard Collection]. ANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.

Publisher

Originally published by Red Rooster Press, Ascot Vale

Date

1926

Contributor

University of New England Library, New South Wales, Australia

Rights

No known copyright restrictions

Relation

NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection

Format

PDF 1.5MB

Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

ess0-australiafelix-a4.pdf

Coverage

Australia; 1920-1955

Collection

Citation

Esson, Louis, “Australia Felix: A Dialogue,” Campbell Howard Project, accessed April 21, 2024, https://campbell-howard-collection.une.edu.au/items/show/3.