O’Toole and M’Sharry [poem by Thomas E. Spencer]

[Editor: This poem by Thomas E. Spencer was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] O’Toole and M’Sharry. (A Lachlan Idyll.) In the valley of the Lachlan, where the perfume from the pines Fills the glowing summer air like incense spreading; Where the silent flowing river like a bar of silver shines When the winter moon […]

Father Riley’s Horse [poem by A.B. Paterson]

[Editor: This poem by “Banjo” Paterson was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] Father Riley’s Horse. ’T was the horse-thief Andy Regan that was hunted like a dog By the troopers of the Upper Murray side ; They had searched in every gully — they had looked in every log, But never sight or track […]

Tambaroora [poem by Bendee]

[Editor: This poem by Bendee was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] Tambaroora. We was playin’ tambaroora for a shandy ; There was nine of us, an’ Murphy had the hat ; An’ he shook it with a twist that knocked us bandy, Sayin’, “Ivery mahn is heads; now luk at that ! Thim noine […]

The Sick Cab-Rider [poem by Edmund Fisher]

The Sick Cab-Rider [poem by Edmund Fisher] [Editor: This poem by Edmund Fisher was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] The Sick Cab-Rider. Just shake my pillows up a bit, and take the rocking-chair, The cough’s not half so bad to-day, so I’m feeling pretty fair ; Not as I used to feel, of course, […]

The Tugs of Simpsonville [poem by W.T. Goodge]

[Editor: This poem by W.T. Goodge was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] The Tugs of Simpsonville. He was dirty, dark and artful, and they called him “Saltbush Bill,” But we did n’t recognise him when he came to Simpsonville ; It’s a sort of one-horse township out beyond the Cobar track, Where the sun’s […]