W. T. Goodge [by A. G. Stephens, 11 December 1909]

[Editor: An article (by A. G. Stephens) about W. T. Goodge, who died on 28 November 1909. Published in The Register, 11 December 1909.] W. T. Goodge. [By A. G. Stephens.] W. T. Goodge, known to a friendly world as “Billy,” died recently in hospital in Sydney, aged 47. London born, and with much of […]

The Bush Missionary [poem by W.T. Goodge]

[Editor: This poem by W.T. Goodge was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] The Bush Missionary. ’T was on old M’Carson’s station, near the finish of the shearing, We were seated round the table in the hut, playing loo; An unrighteous occupation, nor particularly cheering, When your tally’s only middling, and your luck is looking […]

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 […]