Have just received my own copy of the 1937 Palmer abridgement of Such is Life. Scanned and roughly transformed into text I can now see the extent of the Palmer revisions. An extended account will be provided later, but for now I can confirm that the Palmers removed approximately 40,000 words for this English edition of an Australian classic. This edition will be included in the electronic edition of Such is Life for those interested in editorial intervention for marketing and cultural reasons.
I am co-editor of the Cambridge Edition of Joseph Conrad's Under Western Eyes (published 10 October 2013), and editor of the Joseph Furphy Digital Archive. My edition of Joseph Conrad's Nostromo is scheduled for publication in 2018.
I have been a Visiting Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW, Canberra, 2013-2014, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland, 2014-2016.
I am currently the University of Queensland Fryer Library Fellow, 2016.