The “Pro.”: A goldfields character [short story by “Dryblower” Murphy, 1 February 1903]

[Editor: A short story by “Dryblower” Murphy, published in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 1 February 1903.] The “Pro.” A goldfields character By Dryblower. Few disputed the claim of the “Professor” — or “Pro” as he was more commonly called — to the title of Westralia’s hardest case. Many of the yarns now set down […]

[A back block lockup; a baker’s liquid fine] [12 October 1904]

[Editor: Two reminiscences from “Werrimee”, a contributor to the “By the way” column of The Australian Town and Country Journal, 12 October 1904.] “Werrimee:” Ernest Favenc’s yarn concerning back block lockups, recalls a somewhat similar incident that occurred on a Queensland racecourse, not very far from Adavale. There was only one trooper on the course, […]