Dinkum Oil [poem by “Kookaburra”, 25 May 1923]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate, 25 May 1923.] Dinkum Oil. There’s jubilation in the town That will depression foil, For lo, it has been handed down That Epping stands on oil. Old Epping stands upon a creek Of pioneering fame. For if […]

The Profiteers [poem by “Kookaburra”, 12 August 1921]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate, 12 August 1921.] The Profiteers. Oh, can you tell me mother, dear, Why is the world so sad and drear? Why when we read our daily page, Why does it storm and vent its rage? But this […]

Delusion [poem by “Kookaburra”, 27 May 1921]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate, 27 May 1921.] Delusion. They told us in the days of old That we must more produce, And when the produce had been sold Our debt we could reduce. But we can’t sell fat, And we can’t […]

Noxious Weeds [poem by “Kookaburra”, 9 January 1920]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate, 9 January 1920.] Noxious Weeds. Long years ago, in days of old, When less sufficed our needs, And land at cheaper rates was sold, We had no noxious weeds. The Scotsman brought his thistle here, John Bull […]

Kookaburra’s Rhymes [poem by “Kookaburra”, 14 March 1919]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate, 14 March 1919.] Kookaburra’s Rhymes. They are only simple verses Written by a farming man, So be lenient with your curses If you do not like his plan. He is just engaged at farming In an ordinary […]