Australia’s Daughters [poem by Robert Wisdom, 27 May 1856]

[Editor: A poem by Robert Wisdom. Published in The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, 27 May 1856.] Australia’s Daughters. By Robert Wisdom. Australia’s gentle daughters — The beautiful, the bright — With hearts like crystal waters, And eyes like heaven’s own light; Wreath every brow with gladness, Crown every cup with wine And […]

Hints to gold prospectors [13 October 1856]

[Editor: An article in which a gold digger’s experiences are given. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 October 1856.] Hints to gold prospectors. We have great pleasure in being enabled to publish the following interesting communication from “A late Digger,” in reference to the auriferous resources of a large extent of the New England […]

The Short-Time Movement [4 November 1856]

[Editor: A report on a meeting in favour of the Eight Hour Day Movement. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 November 1856.] The Short-Time Movement. A public meeting was held yesterday evening, at the School of Arts, Pitt-street, for the purpose of taking into consideration the desirability of forming a league to promote the […]