Vote for Thomson [election statement of J.A. Thomson, 24 March 1901]

VOTE FOR THOMSON. FREETRADE AND DIRECT TAXATION. THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY. NATIONAL OLD-AGE PENSIONS. NATIONAL BANK OF ISSUE. NATIONALISATION OF THE FEDERAL DISTRICT. A CITIZEN ARMY. THE REFERENDUM. LEGISLATIVE DAY SITTINGS. CROWN DEFENDER. VOTE FOR THOMSON, THE FREETRADE, LIBERAL, AND DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE. VOTE FOR THOMSON AND A WHITE AUSTRALIA. “There was a ring of earnestness in […]

The Carey’s [poem by John O’Brien]

[Editor: This poem by John O’Brien was published in Around the Boree Log and Other Verses, 1921.] The Carey’s Their new house stood just off the road. A fine big brick two-storey, All gabled, tiled, and porticoed, To flaunt its owners’ glory. We never had, to tell the truth, At Carey’s door alighted, We had […]

Our New Horse [poem by Banjo Paterson]

[Editor: This poem by “Banjo” Paterson was published in The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, 1895; previously published in The Bulletin, 22 March 1890.] Our New Horse The boys had come back from the races All silent and down on their luck; They’d backed ’em, straight out and for places, But never a […]