Barry Smith

'H.G. Wells in Australia' by Barry Smith

October 2001, no. 235 01 October 2001
The visit of H.G. Wells to Australia in 1938–39 provides a spectacle of provocation under difficulties. The provocations were mostly Wells’s; the difficulties he shared with his hosts. The outcome was disappointment all round. In mid-1938, Wells accepted an invitation from the Congress Organising Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) t ... (read more)