Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine

Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine was a magazine created and published on the Western Front, in France, during World War One. The first issue was published on 18 January 1918; the 13th and final issue was dated April 1919. However, after the war ended, the editor, Phillip L. Harris, continued on with a similar format, with the publishing of a magazine named Aussie: The Cheerful Monthly.

Here are various selected anecdotes, articles, poems, and stories from Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine:

The front cover of Aussie magazine, number 7 (September 1918), with the inscription “Best love from Bob: France, 8 Nov. 1918”.

The front cover of Aussie magazine, number 7 (September 1918), with the inscription “Best love from Bob: France, 8 Nov. 1918”.


Issue 1
Taken on strength: “Aussie” [editorial, 18 January 1918]
Aussiosities [18 January 1918]
Packin’ [poem, 18 January 1918]
The Song of the Bayonet Instructor [poem, 18 January 1918]
Where We’ve Dossed [poem, 18 January 1918]
Polygon Ridge [18 January 1918]
An averted horror [short story, 18 January 1918]
The Interview [poem, 18 January 1918]
Box On [poem, 18 January 1918]
[There was a Young Hun of Berlin] [poem, 18 January 1918]
Aussie Dictionary [18 January 1918]
What Profiteth? [poem, 18 January 1918]
Sardines [18 January 1918]
The “Dud” [18 January 1918]
To the Peace Cranks [poem, 18 January 1918]

Issue 2
“Aussie” carries on [editorial, 16 February 1918]
Aussiosities [16 February 1918]
The Dingbat [poem, 16 February 1918]
The Hump on the Dump [short story, 16 February 1918]
A Whiff of Wattle [poem, 16 February 1918]
A Letter [poem, 16 February 1918]
The Aftermath [poem, 16 February 1918]
Autobiography of a “Chat” [short story, 16 February 1918]
The White “Clinker” [short story, 16 February 1918]
Smiles and a smell [short story, 16 February 1918]
To My Home [poem, 16 February 1918]
Aussie [poem, 16 February 1918]
From Aussie to Sammy [poem, 16 February 1918]
Bullecourt [poem, 16 February 1918]
Aussie Verse and Verse-Writers: 1. Banjo Paterson [16 February 1918]

Issue 3
“Aussie” advances [editorial, 8 March 1918]
Aussiosities [8 March 1918]
The Shell [poem, 8 March 1918]
The Last Barrage [poem, 8 March 1918]
Some abbreviations explained [8 March 1918]
“The dope” [short story, 8 March 1918]
“The Squatter” [poem, 8 March 1918]
The Countersign [poem, 8 March 1918]
Remorse [poem, 8 March 1918]
The Flea Farm [humour, 8 March 1918]
A Retrospective Spasm [poem, 8 March 1918]
Getting his own back [8 March 1918]
That Museum [8 March 1918]
Bluegum [short story, 8 March 1918]
If Dreams Were Only True [poem, 8 March 1918]
The Chat’s Parade [poem, 8 March 1918]
Shaw’s sure thing in the kidstakes [short story, 8 March 1918]
Aussie verse and verse-writers: II. — Henry Lawson [8 March 1918]

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