The Australian Empire [poem by Marcus Clarke, 2 May 1876]

[Editor: A poem by Marcus Clarke. Published in The Narracoorte Herald, 2 May 1876. Previously published in The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 22 April 1876.] The Australian Empire. The subjoined address, which was composed by Mr. Marcus Clark, was delivered at the Theatre Royal, Melbourne, in connection with the eight hours’ celebration, on the evening of […]

The Keening [poem by Marie E. J. Pitt]

[Editor: This poem by Marie E. J. Pitt was published in The Horses of the Hills and Other Verses (1911).] The Keening. We are the women and children Of the men that mined for gold: Heavy are we with sorrow, Heavy as heart can hold; Galled are we with injustice, Sick to the soul of […]

Reveille [poem by Marie E. J. Pitt]

[Editor: This poem by Marie E. J. Pitt was published in The Horses of the Hills and Other Verses (1911).] Reveille. Up! comrades, up! the night has flown, The dawn breaks dim and grey! The bugle-call of strife has blown! Arm! arm you for the fray! O’er hills which man’s injustice smote, The People’s hymn […]

Why Poppies Are Red [poem, 11 November 1921]

[Editor: A poem published in The Daily Herald, 11 November 1921.] Why Poppies Are Red. (By Digger’s Dad.) Recent cables tell of over a million unemployed in Great Britain alone, including a quarter of a million ex-service men, some of whom are pawning their medals, even the V.C. being offered for disposal in this way. […]

Review and Resolve [poem, 9 April 1940]

[Editor: A poem by R.J. Cassidy. Published in The Worker (Brisbane), 9 April 1940.] Review and Resolve Labor Journalist Wins Jubilee Poem Competition In New South Wales, where Labor is celebrating its Golden Jubilee, it was decided to hold a Jubilee Labor Poem Competition. The judges have awarded the prize to Mr. R. J. Cassidy, […]