A Bush Idyl [by Kenneth Mackay, 1888]

[Editor: This book-length poem by Kenneth Mackay was published in 1888.] A Bush Idyl. by Kenneth Mackay, Author of “Stirrup Jingles,” &c, &c. Edwards, Dunlop & Co., Limited, Sydney, Brisbane, and London. 1888. Inscribed to my friend James A. Mackinnon, Esq., M.L.A., &c., &c. A Bush Idyl. Part I. I saw her first the newly-wedded […]

Australian Natives’ Association [21 April 1888]

[Editor: An article about the Australian Natives’ Association in Mount Gambier. Published in The Border Watch, 21 April 1888.] Australian Natives’ Association. On April 27 the Mount Gambier branch of the Australian Natives’ Association — the pioneer branch of South Australia — will have been a year established. In the twelve months it has progressed […]

To Australia [poem by Douglas B. W. Sladen]

[Editor: A poem by Douglas B. W. Sladen. Published in Australian Ballads and Rhymes: Poems Inspired by Life and Scenery in Australia and New Zealand, 1888.] To Australia. O last of the Earth’s children! O latest born to Time! Long hidden by the ocean in solitude sublime, Your future and your greatness are still within […]

Solitude [poem by Sir Henry Parkes]

[Editor: A poem by Sir Henry Parkes. Published in Australian Ballads and Rhymes: Poems Inspired by Life and Scenery in Australia and New Zealand, 1888.] Solitude. Where the mocking lyre-bird calls To its mate among the falls Of the mountain streams that play, Each adown its tortuous way; When the dewy-fingered even Veils the narrowed […]

The Australian National Party [20 June 1888]

[Editor: An article on the Australian National Party, including its political platform. Published in The Brisbane Courier, 20 June 1888.] The Australian National Party. After the general election and before the Central Committee of the National party had been dissolved, it was felt that a movement should be initiated for a permanent organisation, the aims […]