Anniversary Regatta [26 January 1875]

[Editor: This article about the Anniversary Regatta was published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 January 1875. The Anniversary Regatta was held on Anniversary Day (later known as Australia Day.)] [Anniversary Regatta.] Anniversary Regatta. — The weather yesterday, not being propitious for those who wished to take a stretch out of new sails, &c., fewer […]

[The anniversary of the birthday of the colony] [26 January 1875]

[Editor: This untitled article about Anniversary Day was published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 January 1875. Anniversary Day was later known as Australia Day.] [The anniversary of the birthday of the colony] To-day is kept as a public holiday as the anniversary of the birthday of the colony. At present it is only so […]

Ilma De Murska [poem, 4 December 1875]

[Editor: A poem published in The Australian Town and Country Journal, 4 December 1875.] Ilma De Murska. Peerless music, crowned queen, Rich in dignity serene; Songstress true, thy strains divine, Wreath themselves in varying line; Volumes full, thy notes of sweetness, Hold our hearts in mutest meekness. Purest genius, soaring power, Marvellously precious dower; Nature’s […]

“Peacocking” a run [30 August 1875]

[Editor: An article regarding the practice of “peacocking” used by some squatters. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 August 1875.] “Peacocking” a run. — The Border Post says:— As far as we can ascertain, to Messrs. Ronald and M’Bain is due the honour of being the first pastoral tenants in Riverina, if not in […]

Christmas in Australia [poem, 25 December 1875]

[Editor: A poem published in The Brisbane Courier, 25 December 1875.] Christmas in Australia. Written for the Courier. Who would have thought that one had found The same old feelings on the other side? The time-worn Christmas story, and the wide, The all-embracing fellowship around? Seas may divide — the snow and ice may lack […]