To His Memory [poem by L. E. Homfray, 24 May 1911]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Bathurst Times, 24 May 1911.] Late Bishop of Bathurst. To His Memory. Miss L. E. Homfray forwards the following composition in memory of the late Bishop of Bathurst:— Sleeping so peacefully, resting so calmly Sorrow is vanquished and labour is o’er. His true reward […]

James Maria Matra [by J. H. Watson, 4 February 1911]

[Editor: An article about James Matra, written by James Henry Watson (1841-1934). Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 February 1911.] James Maria Matra. (By J. H. Watson.) A little known and very much neglected man is James Maria Matra, and although we are indebted to him for the settlement of New South Wales, there […]

City Hunger [poem by Marie E. J. Pitt]

[Editor: This poem by Marie E. J. Pitt was published in The Horses of the Hills and Other Verses (1911).] City Hunger. A tent ’neath the gum trees? — O No! No! Give me the stream of which I am part — The red stream filling the old world’s heart With life and laughter, with […]

The Keening [poem by Marie E. J. Pitt]

[Editor: This poem by Marie E. J. Pitt was published in The Horses of the Hills and Other Verses (1911).] The Keening. We are the women and children Of the men that mined for gold: Heavy are we with sorrow, Heavy as heart can hold; Galled are we with injustice, Sick to the soul of […]

Look Up [poem by Marie E. J. Pitt]

[Editor: This poem by Marie E. J. Pitt was published in The Horses of the Hills and Other Verses (1911).] Look Up. O phantom bars and futile bands! O fettered feet of clay! O blind unfaith and folded hands! The East is growing grey. Look up! Hope’s rainbow hangs athwart More joys than life can […]