Hardcover - book.
Cover dust jacket: black and white photograph of Bernard O'Dowd on front, yellow and white lettering; back is yellow.
Cover without dust jacket: green cloth; gold lettering.
Bernard O'Dowd was an Australian poet and anarchist. He was born in Beaufort in 1866 and worked at different times as a teacher, librarian and parliamentary draftsman. He was dismissed from his position at St Alipius' school in Ballarat for heresy. He had a particular interest in the Federation of Australia and formation of the Constitution, which features in his poem "Australia".
O'Dowd co-edited Tocsin with Jack Andrews. Tocsin was a labor newspaper in Melbourne. Others involved with the newspaper include Edward Findley and, for a short time, Norman Lindsay. Tocsin's platform is available in PDF format online http://www.reasoninrevolt.net.au/objects/pdf/a000808.pdf Areas of interest included the constitution, federation and workers' industrial rights (e.g. eight hour day, pensions and arbitration for labour disputes).
Pertinent to Ballarat.
Pertinent to constitutional history and industrial relations.
Pertinent to labor publications, history and literature.
Inscriptions & Markings
Cover without dust jacket: authors' names and title on the spine.
Cover with dust jacket: authors' names and title on front cover and spine.
Inside page: Inscribed in ink, "Happy Birthday Dad from Lorna and John (Sept 17 1960).