Dame Fortune [poem, 28 January 1905]

[Editor: A poem published in The Australasian (Melbourne), 28 January 1905.] Dame Fortune. Good Mistress Fortune step this way, And mend with kindly stitch These pockets where thy coin oft lay, Thou variable witch. On many thresholds thou dost wait, Thy monogram to sign; Ah, could’st thou lift the latch of fate, And write the […]

Requiescat [poem, 28 October 1905]

[Editor: A poem published in The Record, 28 October 1905.] Requiescat. She was sweeter by far than the flowers of May, And we loved her as passionate lovers, Who live in the light of the beautiful day That love in its blindness discovers. Her music was strange to this beautiful sphere; Now her voice is […]

G. W. Evans: A retrospect [by Ernest Favenc, 3 June 1905]

[Editor: An article, by Ernest Favenc, about the explorer George William Evans. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 June 1905.] G. W. Evans. A retrospect. By Ernest Favenc. It is not uncommon to find, in the making of history, that the men who bore an active and leading part were often too modest to […]

To Australians [poem by Arthur Bayldon, 1905]

[Editor: A poem by Arthur Bayldon.] To Australians The nations take their places Upon the board of Fate, With stern, determined faces And spirits hot with hate. The battle-drums are rattling, War’s shining blades are bared ; My countrymen ! cease prattling — Get ready ! Be prepared! Be lions free and fearless, not rats […]

The Jingoes Have Their Lesson: Kruger Returns [poem by Grant Hervey, 16 July 1905]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey.] The Jingoes Have Their Lesson. Kruger Returns. (Oom Paul Kruger’s body was landed at Capetown recently for burial. A crowd of ten thousand followed the cortege of the exiled President. On the coffin of the dead patriot was one wreath inscribed, “To Paul Kruger — The Friend of the […]