Forrest’s second and third expeditions [chapter 36 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 36 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 3 March 1935.] The story of Australia — XXXVI. Forrest’s second and third expeditions John Forrest returned to Perth on August 6, 1869, and almost immediately was called upon to equip and organise a second expedition. The […]

John Forrest’s first journey of exploration [chapter 35 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 35 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 24 February 1935.] The story of Australia — XXXV. John Forrest’s first journey of exploration It was in connection with the ill-fated explorer, Leichhardt, that John Forrest began his career as an Australian explorer. Towards the close […]

A Prophetic Pome [poem by Grant Hervey, 18 January 1903]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA).] A Prophetic Pome. I dreamt last night was the twenty-sixth, and John Forrest had just said, “Lo ! Let my scheme arise on its two hind feet ; let my noble reservoir flow !” And they […]