The Coming Crawl [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 5 May 1901]

[Editor: A poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, regarding the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York to Australia in 1901. Published in The West Australian Sunday Times, 5 May 1901. A different version of the same poem, entitled “In the Event”, was written with reference to Kalgoorlie (WA).] The Coming Crawl. By Dryblower. “In the […]

“In the Event” [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 5 May 1901]

[Editor: A poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, regarding the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York to Australia in 1901. Published in The Sun (Kalgoorlie, WA), 5 May 1901. A different version of the same poem, entitled “The Coming Crawl”, was written with reference to Fremantle and Perth (WA).] “In the Event.” (By Dryblower.) “In […]

The effect of religion on the formation of character [essay by Norman L. Beurle, 21 March 1901]

[Editor: This essay by Norman L. Beurle was published in The Ballarat Star, 21 March 1901; it was the winning entry in the essay section of the Ballarat literary competition in October 1900.] The effect of religion on the formation of character. (A first prize essay, South street competitions.) All sane opinion testifies to the […]

His Inheritance [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 28 April 1901]

[Editor: This poem by “Dryblower” Murphy was published in The West Australian Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 28 April 1901.] His Inheritance. “After the departure of such an able man as Sir John Forrest, any Premier would find great difficulty in administering satisfactorily the affairs of the State.” — Daily Paper. Throssell Soliloquising:— The Bunbury knight […]

Keep off the grass [11 October 1901]

[Editor: An editorial critical of the Barton government’s acceptance of the British government’s directive to not create an explicitly racial immigration law. Published in The Independent, 11 October 1901.] Keep off the grass. “When in doubt, play trumps” says Hoyle, of whist. “When in doubt, shout with the largest crowd,” advises Mr Pickwick. “When in […]