Australiana [15 January 1936]

[Editor: These items are from the “Australiana” column published in The World’s News (Sydney, NSW), 15 January 1936.] Australiana The hairless horse Whenever I try to tell the truth about the hairless horse of Queensland the audience walks away without a word — politely, but definitely. Nevertheless, the facts remain. For years along the Balonne […]

Lines [poem by Louisa Lawson, 1 April 1904]

[Editor: A poem by Louisa Lawson.] Lines. A strong man weep, a fair girl die, A boy in pain, a mother sigh. These things do wring my heart well-nigh, I know not why, I know not why. — L. Lawson. Source: The Dawn (Sydney, NSW), Friday 1 April 1904, page 25

A Wish [poem by Louisa Lawson, 1 April 1904]

[Editor: A poem by Louisa Lawson.] A Wish. I may not clasp thy hand while I Thus wish with all my heart That good will keep thee constantly From sin and pain apart. — L. Lawson. Source: The Dawn (Sydney, NSW), Friday 1 April 1904, page 25

In Memoriam [poem by Louisa Lawson, 1 June 1896]

[Editor: A poem by Louisa Lawson.] In Memoriam. By Louisa Lawson. The white convolvulus, sweet, fragile flower Ope’s its pure petals at day’s tenderest hour, And they who gaze upon its virgin face, Know God is good, and take fresh heart of grace. At morn a joy, at eve a mem’ry sweet, For it is […]

To a Bird [poem by Louisa Lawson, 15 May 1888]

[Editor: A poem by Louisa Lawson.] To a Bird. Bright little warbler of the air. The world to thee I ween is fair, And free thy life from shade of care, So gaily dost thou sing. While from thy happy throat are sent, Those floods of song in ravishment, Thou shamest me without intent, Sad […]