The story of Aussie [by Phillip L. Harris, 1920]

[Editor: The background story of the World War One magazine, Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine; written by its editor, Phillip L. Harris. Published in Aussie: A Reprint of all the Numbers of the Diggers’ Own Paper of the Battlefield (1920).] The story of Aussie Aussie’s conception occurred in Aussie in November, 1914, when I collected […]

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, […]