Where the Light and the Shadows Lie [poem, 1 February 1903]

Where the Light and the Shadows Lie. Many a wind is blowing, Out from the weary West, Many a wave is chasing Opaline crest on crest ; Many a ship is sailing Over the Austral tide, And all to-night, like a white moth’s flight, Are bound for the Sydney side. Many a sweet remembrance In […]

Such is Life, by Tom Collins (Joseph Furphy) [chapter 7, part 2]

[Editor: This is the second part of Chapter Seven of the novel Such is Life by Tom Collins (Joseph Furphy). A glossary has been provided to explain various words and phrases that may be unfamiliar to modern readers.] Satan approached, carrying his negatively gifted rider, at a free, flying canter; his gregarious instinct prompting him […]

Such is Life, by Tom Collins (Joseph Furphy) [chapter 7, part 1]

[Editor: This is the first part of Chapter Seven of the novel Such is Life by Tom Collins (Joseph Furphy). A glossary has been provided to explain various words and phrases that may be unfamiliar to modern readers.] Chapter VII The reader, however unruly under weaker management, is by this time made aware of a […]

Such is Life, by Tom Collins (Joseph Furphy) [chapter 6, part 3]

[Editor: This is the third part of Chapter Six of the novel Such is Life by Tom Collins (Joseph Furphy). A glossary has been provided to explain various words and phrases that may be unfamiliar to modern readers.] The cranky boundary rider’s little weatherboard hut, standing just inside his horse-paddock fence, was neater than the […]

Such is Life, by Tom Collins (Joseph Furphy) [chapter 6, part 2]

[Editor: This is the second part of Chapter Six of the novel Such is Life by Tom Collins (Joseph Furphy). A glossary has been provided to explain various words and phrases that may be unfamiliar to modern readers.] The half-caste had cantered up to the horse-paddock gate, had dismounted, had divested his horse of the […]