Southerly Busters

An exhibition of Australian Literature

This exhibition was a celebration of the completion and  publication of the fourth and final volume of the massive Bibliography of  Australian Literature. This publication and the associated Austlit database enable us to gain an overview of Australian literature in all its  styles, and on all its levels. We can see at a glance the lifetime output of  such one-time giants of the local scene as Vance Palmer, and also the vast  outpourings of Australian pulp; a neglected genre, of fugitive publications in  fields such as sci-fi, romance, horror, detective fiction and even westerns.

The exhibition highlighted the wide holdings of the Rare Books Collection in Australian literature. On display were classic works and those now forgotten.

Exhibition opening: Opening address given by Professor Peter Pierce,  of the Monash Centre for Australian Studies
Curator : Richard Overell, Rare Books Librarian.
When: 25 September 2008 – 1 March 2009
Where: Level 1, ISB wing, Sir  Louis Matheson Library, Clayton campus.