Song of Anti-White [song by Mary Gilmore, 8 April 1920]

[Editor: This song by Mary Gilmore was published in the “For Worker Women” column (“Conducted by Mary Gilmore”), in The Australian Worker (Sydney, NSW), 8 April 1920.] Song of Anti-White. (With special reference to the “Sydney Morning Herald” and other papers with a cold policy towards the white man.) Fling away the Cross and bring […]

Up against it [the early days of P.M. Billy Hughes, 25 February 1923]

Up against it Hughes’ battling days — played many parts “Bones in a sack. Poverty riding on misery’s back.” These were the doggerel lines which some rural would-be wit chalked up in the back-blocks of New South Wales, over 30 years ago, when a young fellow named Hughes acquired a horse, and rode out to […]