The great vengeance [short story by Agnes L. Storrie, 5 November 1904]

[Editor: A short story by Agnes L. Storrie. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 November 1904.] The great vengeance. The Principle of Human Life at last rebelled. “Behold me,” it cried, “I, the ultimate word of Omnipotence, the crowning blossom of the whole scheme of creation. What have I become? To what nameless degradation […]

“Australia’s heroes of the past.” “The pantheon of the Southern Cross.” Lecture by Mr. R. D. Meagher, M.L.A. [23 April 1904]

[Editor: A report on a lecture given by Richard Denis Meagher. Published in The Northern Star, and Richmond and Tweed Rivers Advocate, 23 April 1904.] “Australia’s heroes of the past.” “The pantheon of the Southern Cross.” Lecture by Mr. R. D. Meagher, M.L.A. When His Worship the Mayor (Ald. Balmer) took the chair at the […]

Flowers [poem, 12 October 1904]

[Editor: A poem by M. Forrest. Published in The Australian Town and Country Journal, 12 October 1904.] Flowers. (Written for this journal by M. Forrest.) Bring lilies for the childish faith she lost, Gold-hearted and with petals like the snow; And heartsease for a heart so tempest-tost, She needed it so much on earth, you […]

[A back block lockup; a baker’s liquid fine] [12 October 1904]

[Editor: Two reminiscences from “Werrimee”, a contributor to the “By the way” column of The Australian Town and Country Journal, 12 October 1904.] “Werrimee:” Ernest Favenc’s yarn concerning back block lockups, recalls a somewhat similar incident that occurred on a Queensland racecourse, not very far from Adavale. There was only one trooper on the course, […]

Lines [poem by Louisa Lawson, 1 April 1904]

[Editor: A poem by Louisa Lawson.] Lines. A strong man weep, a fair girl die, A boy in pain, a mother sigh. These things do wring my heart well-nigh, I know not why, I know not why. — L. Lawson. Source: The Dawn (Sydney, NSW), Friday 1 April 1904, page 25