Cover title. Includes correspondence on Whitefella jump up. Meditative analysis of Australia's bond with Britain. Looks at British civilisation, the civilisation of Shakespeare, the Enlightenment and the Westminster system, and their relationship to Australian achievement. Also discusses the complication of relations with America. Examined in the context of past and present, language, the development of Australian culture and entertainment and attitudes to forming an Australian republic. Includes correspondence for Quarterly 11. Correspondence: 'Whitefella jump up', Les Murray, Lillian Holt, P.A. Durack Clancy, Fay Zwicky, Marcia Langton, Tony Birch, Mary Ellen Jordan, Geoff Sharp.