Boland, T.P., James Duhig (St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1986), 230–35.
John, Mackenzie-Smith, Moreton Bay Scots 1841–59 (Brisbane: Church Archivists’ Press, 2000), 1–43.
Hornibrook, J.H., Bibliography of Queensland Verse, with Biographical Notes (Brisbane: A.H. Tucker, Gov't Printer, 1953).
McKay, B., eds, By the Book: A History of Queensland (St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2006), pp. 37–38, 193–94.
Buckridge and McKay, By the Book, 17, 144. See also Cecil Hadgraft, Queensland and Its Writers (Brisbane: Queensland University Press, 1959), 2–4; and H.A. Kellow, The Queensland Poets (London: Harrap, 1930), 18–24, 32–35. (Kellow was unaware of the true identity of ‘Ralph Delany,’ a fact later uncovered by Hadgraft.)
Hadgraft, Cecil, James Brunton Stephens (St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1969), 105–19.
Hornibrook, Bibliography of Queensland Verse, 71.
Delany, Ralph [Christie, T.B.], Poems and Songs (Brisbane: A. Cleghorn, 1869), 7, 51, et al. .
The Poetical Works of William Burns of Maryborough, Queensland (Maryborough: W.S. Lambert, 1885), Dedication.
Spencer-Browne, R., A Journalist's Memories (Brisbane: Read, 1927).
Kellow, H.A., Burns and his Poetry (London: Harrap, 1918); Kellow, H.A., A Practical Training in English (London: Harrap, 1911).
Day, Leanne, ‘Civilising the City: Literary Societies and Clubs in Brisbane during the 1880s and 1890s’, PhD thesis, Griffith University, Brisbane (2004), 101–26.
Macdonald, J. Scott, A Bookman's Essays (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1928), 159.
Collected Essays of Walter Murdoch (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1938), 432.
Prentis, Malcolm, The Scots in Australia: A Study of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, 1788–1900 (Sydney: Sydney University Press, 1983), 194.
Main, William, Bush Solitudes and Other Verses (Melbourne: George Robertson, 1896), 76.
‘Mary, Highland’ was the name Burns gave to Mary Campbell (1763–86), with whom he had a relationship after separating from his wife-to-be Jean Armour. The relationship was terminated by her sudden death following a fever, and she is the subject of several of his love lyrics, notably ‘The Highland Lassie, O’.
Delany [Christie], Poems and Songs, 45.
Forbes, Alexander, Voices from the Bush (Rockhampton: Northern Argus, 1869), 57.
Evans, Raymond, The Red Flag Riots: A Study of Intolerance (St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1988), 45–47.
For a full account of the Johnsonian Club in this period, see Leanne Day, 2003, ‘“;Those Ungodly Pressmen”: A Study of the Early Years of the Brisbane Johnsonian Club’, Australian Literary Studies 21.1 (2003): 92–102.
Pearl, Cyril, Bawdy Burns: The Christian Rebel (London: Frederick Muller, 1958).