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 […]