An Australian Greeting [poem by Norman L. Beurle, 26 October 1899]

[Editor: This patriotic poem by Norman L. Beurle was published in The Herald (Melbourne), 26 October 1899. This poem was written at the time of the Boer War (South Africa, 1899-1902).] An Australian Greeting. Scent of October flowers, Breath of the Austral plains, Speed to the old Home Country; Quick! Ere the Snow-King reigns, Breathe […]

To The Motherland [poem by Norman L. Beurle, 13 October 1899]

[Editor: This patriotic poem by Norman L. Beurle was published in The Herald (Melbourne), 13 October 1899. This poem was written at the time of the Boer War (South Africa, 1899-1902).] To Thy Motherland. Mother of the Hundred Sons, Hand-in-hand to-day; Hear us, o’er your silent guns, Ready for the fray. Hear thy children’s voices […]

Army Nurses [poem by “The Colonel” (W. T. Goodge), 18 October 1899]

[Editor: This poem by W. T. Goodge (using his pseudonym of “The Colonel”) was published in his “Nutshells” column in the Orange Leader, 18 October 1899. This poem was written at the time of the Boer War (South Africa, 1899-1902).] Army Nurses. From every quarter still they come, The girls who volunteer — There’s more […]

The New Test [poem by “The Colonel” (W. T. Goodge), 18 October 1899]

[Editor: This poem by W. T. Goodge (using his pseudonym of “The Colonel”) was published in his “Nutshells” column in the Orange Leader, 18 October 1899.] The New Test. They give George Reid a souvenir To show they hold his friendship dear, But when the toasts are done we fear, And gone is all the […]

Simply Want to Fight [poem by “The Colonel” (W. T. Goodge), 18 October 1899]

[Editor: This poem by W. T. Goodge (using his pseudonym of “The Colonel”) was published in his “Nutshells” column in the Orange Leader, 18 October 1899. This poem was written at the time of the Boer War (South Africa, 1899-1902).] Simply Want to Fight. Our soldier heroes in the main Would be perplexed no doubt […]