A kangaroo drive [3 August 1891]

[Editor: This article was published in The National Advocate, 3 August 1891.] A kangaroo drive. Phenomenal tally. 815 animals killed. Two native dogs. Some exciting scenes. The largest and most successful drive which has ever taken place in the district was held last week at “Broombin,” the property of Messrs. Anderson Bros., about 28 miles […]

Australia’s Heroes [poem by Harry Stockdale, 14 March 1891]

[Editor: A poem about Australia’s explorers. Published in The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, 14 March 1891.] Australia’s Heroes By Harry Stockdale. The famous deeds of famous men Are told in deathless story, By peerless bards of older lands, Enshrined in fadeless glory. The heroes of the surging waves, Our brave and jolly […]

The Bare Belled Ewe [song, 5 December 1891 (“Click Go the Shears”)]

[Editor: This is the earliest known printed version of “Click Go the Shears”. Published in The Bacchus Marsh Express, 5 December 1891.] The Bare Belled Ewe. (Tune — “Ring the bell, watchman.”) Oh, down at the catching pen an old shearer stands, Grasping his shears in his long bony hands ; Fixed is his gaze […]

Some Australian women. Part VI. [4 July 1891]

[Editor: This is part 6 of “Some Australian women”, a series of articles on the achievements of women in Australia. Published in The Illustrated Sydney News, 4 July 1891.] Some Australian women: (Continued). (By M. Hirst Browne.) Part VI. Science. Dr. E. Constance Stone enjoys the distinction of being the first lady who has obtained […]

Some Australian women. Part V. Prominent social workers. [6 June 1891]

[Editor: This is part 5 of “Some Australian women”, a series of articles on the achievements of women in Australia. Published in The Illustrated Sydney News, 6 June 1891.] Some Australian women: (Continued). Part V. Prominent social workers. Lady Clarke is a staunch supporter of the higher education of women, and an unfailing pioneer in […]