Aussie Verse and Verse-Writers: 1. Banjo Paterson [16 February 1918]

[Editor: An article about “Banjo” Paterson published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 2, 16 February 1918.] Aussie Verse and Verse-Writers. A short biographical sketch of a popular Australian author, with selections from his work, will appear on this page each issue. 1. — Banjo Paterson. Andrew Barton (better known as “Banjo”) Paterson probably […]

Bullecourt [poem, 16 February 1918]

[Editor: A poem published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 2, 16 February 1918.] Bullecourt. You boasted a wall of granite strength, Which nothing on earth could take, The skill you learnt in forty years, You defied us blokes to break. Four thousand men from the “Southern Seas,” In War but infants yet, They […]

From Aussie to Sammy [poem, 16 February 1918]

[Editor: A poem published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 2, 16 February 1918.] From Aussie to Sammy. Say, how do, old cobber, give us yer mit! Pleased to meet you I certainly am. We can now pull together in doing our bit, Said the Aussie to proud Uncle Sam. We’ve both got some […]

Aussie [poem, 16 February 1918]

[Editor: A poem published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 2, 16 February 1918.] Aussie. There is a land across the sea That means the world to you and me — A land that’s fair and rare to the eye, With scented hills ’neath a sunny sky. There’s wattle bloom in golden showers, There’s […]

To My Home [poem, 16 February 1918]

[Editor: A poem published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 2, 16 February 1918.] To My Home. I often think of those who wept — How precious is their memory yet — Few words they said, their silent grief No words of mine could give relief When now I think of that great hour, […]