Foundation Day [26 January 1910]

[Editor: This article about Foundation Day (Australia Day) was published in The Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), 26 January 1910.] Foundation Day. To-day is the anniversary of the day on which the first settlement of Australia was officially founded. On the 24th of January, 1788, Governor Phillip having examined Port Jackson and the adjacent land, […]

White Australia [23 July 1910]

[Editor: An article about a sermon by the Rev. G. E. Wheatley on White Australia. Published in The Daily News (Perth, WA), 23 July 1910.] White Australia. At the Leederville-West Perth Congregational Church last Sunday evening, the Rev. G. E. Wheatley delivered the second of the series of addresses on sociological questions, the subject being […]

The Old Kit Bag [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bush-land Ballads (1910).] The Old Kit Bag Its musty old leather smells sweeter to me Than attar of roses, or afternoon tea; Its mottled skin, showing the wear o’ the weather, Brings back the long trails that we travelled together; The battered old Kit with […]

Australia First [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bush-land Ballads (1910).] Australia First She holds no urnéd dust in fee. She claims no classic age; Her Past is volumed not in stone, nor scribed on parchment page; No feudal fortress fronts her peace; nor, through her written years Hath flag of friend or […]

Brown Eyes [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bush-land Ballads (1910).] Brown Eyes This is the ballad of Brown Eyes, sung by a Man of Sin, Saved from the Slough of Despond his soul hath wallowed in. * * * She dwelled with her great-limbed clansmen; I was a stranger there. I bore […]