Jack Moses

John Moses, commonly known as “Jack”, was born in George Street, Sydney (New South Wales), on 12 January 1861. He is best known as the author of the famous poem “Nine Miles from Gundagai”. As his name indicates, Jack Moses came from Jewish ancestry, although he was attached to the Church of England (when he […]

A. G. Stephens

[Editor: This article provides biographical information about A. G. Stephens; for various works by him, click here.] Alfred George Stephens was an editor and publisher, as well as being an author, literary critic, and poet; he is regarded as a major figure in Australia’s literary history, having encouraged a large number of Australian authors (including […]

John Lynch

John Lynch was born at Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, on 25 December 1828. He came to Australia in 1852 as part of the 1850s gold rush, arrived at Bendigo in March 1853, and was present at the time of the “Red Ribbon” movement for miners’ rights. From Bendigo, Lynch moved on to Ballarat, where trouble […]

V. Beulah [biography of Philip Durham Lorimer]

[Editor: This is part 5 of the biography of Philip Durham Lorimer, written by Edward Augustus Petherick, which was published in Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, 1901.] V. Beulah Parramatta, literally ‘head of the waters,’ a few miles from Sydney is, next to that city, the oldest town in […]

IV. The Delectable Mountains [biography of Philip Durham Lorimer]

[Editor: This is part 4 of the biography of Philip Durham Lorimer, written by Edward Augustus Petherick, which was published in Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, 1901.] IV. The Delectable Mountains By Christmas, Philip had travelled back again over the Blue Mountains into the Illawarra district, where he wandered […]