A retrospect [by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a chapter from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] A retrospect I feel that I cannot close the pages of my book without some reference to those pioneers of many country shows, who have passed “Beyond the Gates.” I recall, as I write, men who were […]

When the Seasons Come Again [poem by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a poem from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] When the Seasons Come Again The West is looking green and grand, The country’s smiling sweet, The cocky’s stirring up the soil, And showering in the wheat. The squatter’s got his wool in, God send the country […]

Carry on: The tale of a citizen [short story by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a short story from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] Carry on The tale of a citizen. The man who is a citizen in his own town is a citizen in the truest sense of the word, for he is a citizen of his State, reflected […]

The Breaking o’ the Drought [poem by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a poem from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] The Breaking o’ the Drought The rain on the wind, that comes from the West, Brings a sigh of relief to everyone’s breast. I cart see a strong people away on The Plains, Silently thanking our God […]

Younger Yet [poem by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a poem from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] Younger Yet (Fancies indulged in on the opening day of Young’s big Jubilee Show.) Who was it named this fair town Young? Will someone answer that? I thought the place was Young enough When they called it […]