Under the Southern Cross I Stand [the Australian cricket team’s victory song]

Under the Southern Cross I stand A sprig of wattle in my hand, A native of my native land, Australia, you f***ing beauty! This poem is one used by the Australian cricket team as their “victory song”; to be recited by the team following a win, usually chanted in the confines of their dressing room […]

Brian Cadd [music videos and biography]

Brian Cadd (born in Perth, Western Australia, on 29 November 1946) was in two prominent Australian bands, The Groop (1966 to 1969) and Axiom (1969 to 1971), as well as having a successful solo career as a singer and songwriter. His main instrument of choice is piano or keyboards. Brian showed an early inclination for […]

Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly was born in Beveridge, Victoria, circa December 1854. He spent several years operating as a bushranger in Victoria and southern New South Wales. He was hung, after being found guilty of murder, in Melbourne, Victoria, on 11 November 1880.

Joseph Furphy

[Editor: This article provides biographical information about Joseph Furphy; for various works by him, click here.] Joseph Furphy is mainly remembered as the author of the novel Such is Life: Being Certain Extracts From the Diary of Tom Collins, which is widely regarded as a classic piece of Australian literature. He wrote many other works […]

John O’Brien (Patrick Joseph Hartigan)

[Editor: This article provides biographical information about John O’Brien (Patrick Joseph Hartigan); for various works by him, click here.] John O’Brien was the pen-name of Patrick Joseph Hartigan, who was born in O’Connell Town, Yass (New South Wales), on 13 October 1878. Hartigan was ordained as a priest in 1903, then worked as a curate […]