Songs for the Miners. No. 3. [song, 26 May 1851]

[Editor: One of a series of “Songs for the Miners” published in The Empire, 1851.] Songs for the Miners. No. 3. The Baker’s Boy* to the mines is gone, In the diggers’ ranks you’ll find him ; His master’s shovel he has girded on, And the flour-sieve slung behind him, “Land of Gold !” said […]

Songs for the Miners. No. 2. [song, 24 May 1851]

[Editor: One of a series of “Songs for the Miners” published in The Empire, 1851.] Songs for the Miners. No. 2. Softly as falls the bell-bird’s song, Our shovels we ply and our hopes grow strong ; Soon as the loaves in store looks small, For Bathurst we’ll start with our golden “haul.” Dig, brothers […]

Songs for the Miners. No. I. [song, 22 May 1851]

[Editor: One of a series of “Songs for the Miners” published in The Empire, 1851.] Songs for the Miners. No. I. Away, away to the Bathurst ground, Where the “dust” is brightly shining : Away, away to the “Diggins” found, Where the boys are busily mining. And Midas, my boy, in thy turn thou’lt be, […]

The Bush Fire [poem by Charles Harpur, 31 March 1851]

[Editor: A poem by Charles Harpur.] Contributions to Australian literature. (Being leaves from Charles Harpur’s Wild Bee of Australia) No. 2. The Bush Fire “’Tis nine o’clock :— to bed !” cried Egremont, Who, with his youthful household, (for ’tis now Long since) inhabited a lonely home In the Australian wilderness, that then As with […]

City election [the Rev. John Lang talks about Australia as a future empire, 9 September 1851]

[Editor: This brief article, an extract from the news section of the The Sydney Morning Herald of 9 September 1851, mentions the ideas of John Dunmore Lang for Australia’s future.] CITY ELECTION. — A very full meeting of Cook Ward Electors was held yesterday evening, at the Happy Vale Hotel, South Head Road, for the […]