Sons of New Britannia [song by “The Colonel” (W. T. Goodge), 18 October 1899]

[Editor: This song by W. T. Goodge (using his pseudonym of “The Colonel”) was published in his “Nutshells” column in the Orange Leader, 18 October 1899.] [Sons of New Britannia] After a vain effort to stave off an attack of the prevailing epidemic of war fever the Colonel succumbed on Saturday, and in his delirium […]

John L. Fegan [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.] John L. Fegan. A very gentle creature; No attribute is sinister. He was a local preacher, And now he is a Minister. Source: Orange Leader and Millthorpe Messenger (Orange, […]

Premier Lyne [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.] [Premier Lyne] It is reported that the Government intends to float a loan. That’s N.S.W. finance all over. Borrow two millions. Charge everything possible to loan account and wind […]

The Dog in the Manger [poem by W. T. Goodge, 7 February 1909]

[Editor: This poem by W. T. Goodge was published in The Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW), 7 February 1909. In this poem Goodge, who was born in England, takes exception to the call of the Labor Council in Newcastle (NSW) to minimise immigration to Australia.] The Dog in the Manger. (For the “Sunday Times.”) [“The Newcastle […]

The Kookaburra Championship [poem by W. T. Goodge, 13 December 1908]

[Editor: This poem by W. T. Goodge was published in The Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW), 13 December 1908.] The Kookaburra Championship By W. T. Goodge — for the “Sunday Times” Out beyond the Bogan River on an unfrequented track, In that vast expanse of country which the bushmen call “out back,” Is a little one-horse […]