In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
When the colonial writer George Isaacs died in Adelaide on Valentine’s Day 1876, he was quickly dispatched to the West Terrace Cemetery and buried without pomp. Such was the end of the overlooked author of the first novel published in South Australia.Whether writing under his own name or that of his apt pseudonym, ‘A. Pendragon’, Isaacs captured the dynamic atmosphere of his era in his written works, but did not fit comfortably into colonial society.
Set apart by an unconventional private life, his Jewish heritage, his fierce intelligence and his willingness to speak and write his mind, George Isaacs led a surprisingly varied life across two hemispheres and two Australian colonies. A novel, plays, prose, poems, editorials, advertisements, reviews and lectures flowed from his pen. Despite the availability of rich primary sources, his significance has been overlooked until now.