Grapes from a thorn [short story by Agnes L. Storrie, 15 October 1887]

[Editor: This short story by Agnes L. Storrie was published in The Adelaide Observer, 15 October 1887.] The story-teller. Grapes from a thorn. A short story. [By “Ayea” — Agnes L. Storrie, Glenelg.] Being the First-prize Novelette at the S. A. Literary Societies’ Union Competition, September 22,1887. [Published by permission of the Executive Committee of […]

The Old Jockey and his Mount: Or Turf Tattle [poem by Kenneth Mackay]

[Editor: This poem by Kenneth Mackay was published in Stirrup Jingles from the Bush and the Turf and Other Rhymes (1887).] The Old Jockey and his Mount: Or Turf Tattle. So you’ve come for a pat and a rub, old man, And I daresay for something sweet? Well, then, poke your nose in my coat, […]

In Memory of ———— [poem by Kenneth Mackay]

[Editor: This poem by Kenneth Mackay was published in Stirrup Jingles from the Bush and the Turf and Other Rhymes (1887).] In Memory of ———— I saw thee first, my peerless one, ’Neath soft Australian skies; What time the rays of summer sun On far blue summits dies. The light shone on your golden hair; […]

Voices of the Night [poem by Kenneth Mackay]

[Editor: This poem by Kenneth Mackay was published in Stirrup Jingles from the Bush and the Turf and Other Rhymes (1887).] Voices of the Night. At times when sleep has almost won its way, As thick its heavy chains around me twine, I hear a chord of some far-distant day Sound like the striking of […]

Fair is Thy Form [poem by Kenneth Mackay]

[Editor: This poem by Kenneth Mackay was published in Stirrup Jingles from the Bush and the Turf and Other Rhymes (1887).] Fair is Thy Form. Fair is thy form where love half-sleeping lies, Tender thy voice as the last note that dies On summer air, when breezes soft and low Through forest harps on moonlit […]