Hardships [Cosme Monthly, June 1895]

[Editor: An article from the newsletter of the Cosme colony (of Australian socialists) in Paraguay. Published in Cosme Monthly, June 1895.] Hardships: We make no secret whatever of the fact that we have many hardships to endure, and that we are working in the face of many difficulties. Things are gradually improving with us, but […]

Correspondence [Cosme Monthly, June 1895]

[Editor: An extract from the newsletter of the Cosme colony (of Australian socialists) in Paraguay. Published in Cosme Monthly, June 1895. The “Correspondence” section of the June 1895 issue outlines the foundation principles of the Cosme settlement.] Correspondence: Any persons who wish to correspond direct with Cosme Colony can do so by addressing:— Colonia Cosme, […]

What Cosme aims at [Cosme Monthly, December 1894]

[Editor: An article from the newsletter of the Cosme colony (of Australian socialists) in Paraguay. Published in Cosme Monthly, December 1894.] What Cosme aims at: The Constitution of Cosme published in the November “Monthly” deals only with the working organization of the colony. Cosme is not a “Common-Wealth” but a “Common-Hold”, all capital being held […]

Trouble on the Selection [poem by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Lawson was published in Short Stories in Prose and Verse (1894) and Verses Popular and Humorous (1900).] Trouble on the Selection. You lazy boy, you’re here at last, You must be wooden-legged; Now, are you sure the gate is fast And all the sliprails pegged? And all the milkers at […]

A Derry on a Cove [poem by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Lawson was published in Short Stories in Prose and Verse (1894) and in Verses Popular and Humorous (1900).] A Derry on a Cove. ’Twas in the felon’s dock he stood, his eyes were black and blue; His voice with grief was broken, and his nose was broken, too; He muttered, […]