[After the rescue of the guns at Lindley] [22 November 1900]

[Editor: An item from the time of the Boer War. Published in the “Personal” column, in The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), 22 November 1900.] After the rescue of the guns at Lindley by members of the Imperial Bushmen’s Corps a little girl, living at Parkside, forwarded to each of the small company of soldiers who performed […]

The Great Australian Adjective [25 February 1900]

[Editor: An article published in The West Australian Sunday Times, 25 February 1900.] The Great Australian Adjective. There is a certain word which is usually called the “great Australian adjective,” generally indicated in print by a ——, and extremely popular with bards of the bakblox in its boulderised form of “blanky.” This word constitutes the […]

The story of the Oracle [short story by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: Published in Over the Sliprails, by Henry Lawson (1900).] The story of the Oracle “We young fellows,” said “Sympathy Joe” to Mitchell, after tea, in their first camp west the river — “and you and I are young fellows, comparatively — think we know the world. There are plenty of young chaps knocking round […]

The master’s mistake [short story by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: Published in Over the Sliprails, by Henry Lawson (1900).] The master’s mistake William Spencer stayed away from school that hot day, and “went swimming.” The master wrote a note to William’s father, and gave it to William’s brother Joe to carry home. “You’ll give that to your father to-night, Joseph.” “Yes, sir.” Bill waited […]

Mitchell on the “sex” and other “problems” [short story by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: Published in Over the Sliprails, by Henry Lawson (1900).] Mitchell on the “sex” and other “problems.” “I agree with ‘T’ in last week’s Bulletin,” said Mitchell, after cogitating some time over the last drop of tea in his pannikin, held at various angles, “about what they call the ‘Sex Problem.’ There’s no problem, really, […]