The Johnson Society of Australia

Celebrating the life and work of the 18th Century writer and lexicographer Samuel Johnson and his circle.

Quote of the month

On people who like to ‘quote’ Shakespeare:

He that tries to recommend him by direct quotations will succeed like the pedant in Hierocles, who, when offered his house to sale, carried a brick in his pocket as a specimen.

Samuel Johnson, Preface to Shakespeare

Visit to Supreme Court Library

We have organised a tour to reveal the history, architecture and collection of the Supreme Court Library.  This will take place at 11:00 am on Monday  21st October. On the tour we will explore the four levels of the magnificent Supreme Court Library. Opened in 1884, the library is of legal, architectural, historical and social […]

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