Slavery in Australia [poem, 17 August 1871]

[Editor: A poem written against the practice of “blackbirding” in Australia. Published in The Newcastle Chronicle, 17 August 1871.] Slavery in Australia. There is a plant, a deadly plant, Now springing ’neath our skies; Oh, pluck it forth, for where it grows, There freedom, bleeding dies! Let not this sunny, golden land Be curs’d by […]