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Acknowledgements

For assistance in preparing this edition, I owe thanks to many individuals. I wish especially to record my gratitude to the following: Margaret McNally, for entering text into the Prime Computer of the University College's Computer Centre, for formatting the text, and for preparing camera-ready copy; Mary Bryden, also for entering text into the Prime Computer; Leonie Rutherford, for running the two serial versions of ‘Luke Mivers' Harvest’ through the CASE program; Nan Albinski, Patricia Barton, Sandra Burchill, Elizabeth Morrison, Alexandra Rombouts and Elaine Zinkhan, for invaluable research assistance; Loes Baker and Phillippa Wicks for proof-reading the text; and Paul Eggert, Joy Hooton, and Peter Shillingsburg, for encouragement, guidance, and vigilance in preventing me from making unnecessary mistakes.

Thanks for providing specific items of information are also due to the following: Mr Max Castles, Secretary to the Ararat Cemetery Trust; Dr Bryan Gandevia, formerly of the University of New South Wales Medical School; Dr W. S. Ramson, of the Australian National Dictionary Centre; Mr T. J. Garrett, Principal of the Royal Belfast Academical Institution; Rev Walter Herron, of Monaghan; Mr P. Smyth, Managing Director, The Northern Standard Ltd., Monaghan; and the Very Rev Dr T. J. Simpson, Clerk of the Assembly, Belfast. For preparing the maps, I am most grateful to Mr Paul Ballard, of the Department of Geography and Oceanography, University College, Australian Defence Force Academy.

Finally, I wish to thank the Librarians of the Mitchell and La Trobe Libraries for permission to quote from manuscripts held in their archives.

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