Farrellesque reminiscenses [by W. T. Goodge, 22 January 1904]

[Editor: This article by W. T. Goodge was published in the column “Random Notes”, in The Western Champion, 22 January 1904.] Farrellesque reminiscenses. John Farrell is dead, and Australia has lost a front-rank journalist of remarkable versatility. He was a high-class poet; even Gordon did nothing better than “How He Died.” He was a profound […]

The sorrows of fame [by W. T. Goodge, 12 May 1900]

[Editor: This article by W. T. Goodge was published in the Orange Leader and Millthorpe Messenger (Orange, NSW), 12 May 1900.] The sorrows of fame. [I ask the indulgence of the readers of the LEADER that I may ease my soul of a feeling of desperate vexation at an outrage committed by a Fiddling Jimmy […]

Army Nurses [poem by “The Colonel” (W. T. Goodge), 18 October 1899]

[Editor: This poem by W. T. Goodge (using his pseudonym of “The Colonel”) was published in his “Nutshells” column in the Orange Leader, 18 October 1899. This poem was written at the time of the Boer War (South Africa, 1899-1902).] Army Nurses. From every quarter still they come, The girls who volunteer — There’s more […]

The New Test [poem by “The Colonel” (W. T. Goodge), 18 October 1899]

[Editor: This poem by W. T. Goodge (using his pseudonym of “The Colonel”) was published in his “Nutshells” column in the Orange Leader, 18 October 1899.] The New Test. They give George Reid a souvenir To show they hold his friendship dear, But when the toasts are done we fear, And gone is all the […]

Simply Want to Fight [poem by “The Colonel” (W. T. Goodge), 18 October 1899]

[Editor: This poem by W. T. Goodge (using his pseudonym of “The Colonel”) was published in his “Nutshells” column in the Orange Leader, 18 October 1899. This poem was written at the time of the Boer War (South Africa, 1899-1902).] Simply Want to Fight. Our soldier heroes in the main Would be perplexed no doubt […]