On the Banks of the Beautiful River [poem by “Kookaburra”, 19 January 1917]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Evelyn Observer, and Bourke East Record, 19 January 1917.] On the Banks of the Beautiful River. On the banks of the beautiful river, For ever and ever and aye, We shall thank Thee, O Lord, as the giver Of the chance Thou canst give us to-day. We […]

Daylight Saving! [article by “Kookaburra”, 9 October 1917]

[Editor: An article by “Kookaburra”, addressing some problems with daylight saving time from a farmer’s perspective. Published in The Evelyn Observer, and Bourke East Record, 9 October 1917.] Daylight Saving! “What do you think of this new daylight-saving scheme that’s now in force, Kook? I haven’t heard you laughing so early in the morning lately.” […]

Here and There [poem by “Kookaburra”, 30 January 1931]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic.), 30 January 1931.] Here and There. Note. — One of our friends writes these lines under the nom de plume of “Kookaburra.” He is well known in his district, but his retiring modesty causes him to shrink from being dubbed the “Poet Laureate” of […]

“The Country’s Broke” [poem by “Kookaburra”, 24 October 1930]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic.), 24 October 1930.] “The Country’s Broke.” (With Variations). (From “The Countryman.”) I went to the show, as I always do, My friends to meet and the sights to view; And the things I saw and the things I heard Were sometimes queer and sometimes […]

Skitlets [poem by “Kookaburra”, 24 December 1925]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate, 24 December 1925.] Skitlets. The elections are over. Some language was plain; Like the barking of Rover ’Twas mostly in vain. Stan Bruce and his party Did well at the poll, While Walsh’s grand army Got bogged […]