From the Editor

You will notice some changes to your Newsletter. For many years now, our President, David Watts, had volunteered, in addition to his other onerous duties, to produce “The Jungle Drum”. Pressures at work and at home have caused David to ask for help in this task, and to this end, members of the Society have [...]

From Our Members

I came across this short piece in the latest National Trust magazine Autumn 2010 edition & thought you might like to mention it in The Jungle Drum:- It is headed – From Rudyard, with love ‘A first edition copy of Kipling’s The Jungle Book, with a handwritten inscription to the author’s daughter, Josephine, has been [...]

Report on Presentation made on the 23rd October

On Saturday 23rd October, 2010, about 20 members of the Kipling Society of Australia gathered in the Uniting Church, Roseville, to hear a presentation about Kipling being read onto CD. Michael Bartlett and Dee Palmer, of Crimson Cats Audio in the UK, were in Sydney to talk about their Audio Book company and, in particular, [...]

Function at the British Consulate

  Our Host, Richard Morris, the British Consul The Dylan Thomas Society of Australia held a reception on the 8th of October, at the British Consulate-General overlooking the Opera House and Harbour Bridge at Circular Quay in Sydney. Ten other single-author societies were also invited to send a couple of members each to this function. [...]

The Jungle Books

Many of us are familiar with the Mowgli stories, but tend to forget that the two Jungle Books contain a number of other excellent short stories. Here, I would like to re-introduce you to The Miracle of Purun Bhagat. If you haven’t read this recently, please do so (You’ll find it in The Second Jungle [...]