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 […]

Sons of New Britannia [song by “The Colonel” (W. T. Goodge), 18 October 1899]

[Editor: This song by W. T. Goodge (using his pseudonym of “The Colonel”) was published in his “Nutshells” column in the Orange Leader, 18 October 1899.] [Sons of New Britannia] After a vain effort to stave off an attack of the prevailing epidemic of war fever the Colonel succumbed on Saturday, and in his delirium […]

John L. Fegan [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.] John L. Fegan. A very gentle creature; No attribute is sinister. He was a local preacher, And now he is a Minister. Source: Orange Leader and Millthorpe Messenger (Orange, […]