The writing of this book was made possible by an Australia Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project grant (2015-17). I'm extremely appreciative of the financial support from the ARC, which gave me the time and means to travel to archives, research, and write. I'm also grateful for additional financial and logistical support provided by the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong (UOW). I'm very fortunate to have such estimable colleagues in the English and Writing discipline at UOW, and I thank them, as well as Sarah Miller, my head of school, and my former dean, Amanda Lawson, for their empathy and interest. Thanks also go to Anna Breckon for her fantastic research assistance.