When New Year’s Day Comes Round [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 1 January 1939]

[Editor: A poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, published in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 1 January 1939.] When New Year’s Day Comes Round (By Dryblower.) Time registers another notch On his eternal track. His cohorts keep his ward and watch In castle and in shack. Since out of chaos came his birth, And far its fragments […]

The Parkes letter [by Ned Kelly, 1879]

[Editor: This was a letter composed by Ned Kelly in 1879 and sent to Sir Henry Parkes (Premier of New South Wales).] [Background: In the Parkes letter, Ned Kelly states that he is in Bathurst. It is possible that this was written to aggravate Sir Henry Parkes (Premier of New South Wales) in retaliation for […]