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 […]

Karma [poem by Marie E. J. Pitt, 7 October 1905]

[Editor: A poem by Marie E. J. Pitt. Published in The Clipper, 7 October 1905.] Karma Up! comrades, up! the night has flown, The dawn breaks dim and grey! The bugle call of strife has blown! Arm! arm you for the fray! O’er hills which man’s injustice smote, The Peoples’ hymn we’ll raise, Shout! every […]

The Hot Place [poem, 30 August 1905]

[Editor: A poem comparing the hot spells of Australia and London; originally published in England.] The Hot Place. The Darling River runs between Long plains aglow with heat, The climate of that Western land Is very hard to beat ; Out there the callow emu birds Have blisters on their feet. The Murrumbidgee flows by […]

Australian art [9 November 1905]

[Editor: An article about Australian art. Published in The Advertiser (Adelaide), 9 November 1905.] Australian art. Everywhere throughout Australia there are gratifying evidences of intellectual and artistic culture which exceed anything that might be reasonably expected, when the age and circumstances of the several communities composing the Commonwealth are considered. Discussion, which from time to […]

Billy Barlow in Australia [song, 1905]

[Editor: This was published in The Old Bush Songs, edited by Banjo Paterson, 1905; previously published (with variations; including an extra stanza) in The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, 2 September 1843.] Billy Barlow in Australia When I was at home I was down on my luck, And I earned a poor living […]