The Birth of Australia [poem by Percy Russell, 1889]

[Editor: A poem by Percy Russell, an English author, published in A Journey to Lake Taupo, 1889. This work has been included in several anthologies of poetry.] The Birth of Australia Not ’mid the thunder of the battle guns, Not on the red field of an Empire’s wrath, Rose to a nation Australasia’s sons; Who […]

England and Australasia [poem by Percy Russell, 22 April 1885]

[Editor: A poem by Percy Russell, an English author, regarding Australian support for Britain’s war in the Sudan. Published in The Manaro Mercury, 22 April 1885.] England and Australasia. Who said that England stood alone Amid unnumbered foes, Her strength decayed, her fortunes flown, Her glory near its close? While o’er the ocean grandly comes […]