Aussie verse and verse-writers: II. — Henry Lawson [8 March 1918]

[Editor: An article published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 3, 8 March 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. II. — Henry Lawson. Henry Lawson is one of the most prolific and widely-read of […]

The Chat’s Parade [poem, 8 March 1918]

[Editor: A poem about a “chat” (a louse). Published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 3, 8 March 1918.] The Chat’s Parade. When the soldier, fagged and weary, In surroundings that are dreary, Aside lays he his rifle and grenade, Seeks solace in forgetful slumber, From shell-crash and battle’s thunder, ’Tis then the “chats” […]

Shaw’s sure thing in the kidstakes [short story, 8 March 1918]

[Editor: A short story published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 3, 8 March 1918.] Shaw’s sure thing in the kidstakes. I hopped aboard the leave train, managed to collar a corner seat, and settled myself down to enjoy a “Gold-flake” and the latest Aussie, I had a squint round the carriage and noticed […]

If Dreams Were Only True [poem, 8 March 1918]

[Editor: A poem published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 3, 8 March 1918.] If Dreams Were Only True. Last night I had a funny dream, and dreamt to my delight, I had ten thousand blankets to keep me warm at night; I dreamt there wasn’t any snow, or rain, or sleet, or mud, […]

Bluegum [short story, 8 March 1918]

[Editor: A short story published in Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine, no. 3, 8 March 1918.] Bluegum. When a man has led the free and easy life of the bush for twenty or thirty years, it is not an easy matter for him to acquire the “outward and visible signs of sound military discipline.” Some […]