A Queensland Explorer: Speared to death by blacks [short story, 11 March 1911]

[Editor: A short story published in The World’s News (Sydney, NSW), 11 March 1911.] A Queensland Explorer. Speared to death by blacks. (By E.J.W.) As he stood breasting the bar of the “Traveller’s Rest,” away on the verge of the “Never Never” country in Western Queensland, many years ago, no one had any justification for […]

The Western Road [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bells and Hobbles (1911).] The Western Road. My camp was by the Western Road — so new and yet so old — The track the bearded diggers trod in roaring days of old; The road Macquarie and his wife, a hundred years ago, With warlike […]

Comrades [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bells and Hobbles (1911).] Comrades. Comrade mine, beyond the Shadow, Lies our Land of Eldorado, Lies our Aidenn fair and free; All the wide Australia’s glory, All her nature-song and story, Shall belong to you and me. Gypsy twain, across the Ranges We shall see […]

The Doers [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bells and Hobbles (1911).] The Doers. They gathered on the strand, with a hatchet in the hand — And the same was made of stone — They pointed mammoth spears at the Puzzle of the Years In the primal dusk alone. They took the hollowed […]

On Sand [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bells and Hobbles (1911).] On Sand. An ebb-tide, falling, bared the white, Hard beach; where, in the sun, I walked betimes, in mood to write Of all my knowledge won, From life and death, one song which might At least be finely done. The sun, […]