The Faithful Watchman [poem, 28 August 1909]

[Editor: A poem about an incident on a boat. Published in The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal (Braidwood, NSW), 28 August 1909.] The Faithful Watchman. At the sinking of the dredge recently at Araluen the faithful old watchman (who has passed the allotted span) would not desert his post, because his coat and tucker bag […]

Our Debt of Honour [poem by L. E. Homfray, 11 March 1921]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in the Darling Downs Gazette, 11 March 1921.] Our Debt of Honour. They died to guard our honour, They died that we might live, And we, in very honour, Our humble homage give. They left their home and country, And all that men hold dear, To […]

To His Memory [poem by L. E. Homfray, 24 May 1911]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Bathurst Times, 24 May 1911.] Late Bishop of Bathurst. To His Memory. Miss L. E. Homfray forwards the following composition in memory of the late Bishop of Bathurst:— Sleeping so peacefully, resting so calmly Sorrow is vanquished and labour is o’er. His true reward […]

Who named Australia? [letter to the editor, 14 June 1905]

[Editor: This letter to the editor was published in the The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 June 1905. The writer contends that Pedro Fernandez de Quiros (whose surname was also spelt “Queiros”) named Australia, however, it was the New Hebrides that he named “Austrialia del Espiritu Santo”; Quiros never even saw Australia, and therefore took no […]

To-morrow Morn [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in The Earthen Floor (1902).] XVII. To-morrow Morn. To-night, to-night with tear-wet eyes, I saw her dear, dead face uprise; I watched her loving lips, long cold, To life’s red bloom once more unfold; I watched the frosted, silver spray Of moonbeams on her bosom play, […]