“Digger yabber” described: The lingo the Aussie talks [9 March 1919]

[Editor: An article about the slang of Australian soldiers from World War One. Published in The Sunday Times, 9 March 1919.] “Digger yabber” described The lingo the Aussie talks A glossary of the comprehensive kind (For “The Sunday Times,” by “Lieutenant.”) He is coming back in his hundreds and his thousands, and amongst the many […]

Kookaburra’s Rhymes [poem by “Kookaburra”, 14 March 1919]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate, 14 March 1919.] Kookaburra’s Rhymes. They are only simple verses Written by a farming man, So be lenient with your curses If you do not like his plan. He is just engaged at farming In an ordinary […]

Australia’s Flag [song by “Kookaburra”, 31 January 1919]

[Editor: A song by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate, 31 January 1919.] Australia’s Flag. Hark, how the dogs of war do bark, The cannons loudly roar, Though many thousands do embark; They’re calling still for more, So to the cities and the towns, And to the […]

The Dream is Deep [poem by John Shaw Neilson]

[Editor: This poem by John Shaw Neilson was published in Heart of Spring (1919) and Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson (1934).] The Dream is Deep Sing me the song that never dies, Of little Love blinded and bold, Blossoms unblemished and blue skies And the green going into gold. All the uproarious pipes we […]

For a Child [poem by John Shaw Neilson]

[Editor: This poem by John Shaw Neilson was published in Heart of Spring (1919) and Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson (1934).] For a Child Into your angel mouth The sport of Spring And the Summer’s honey Came rioting. Your eyes were as flowers, Fine gold your hair, Warm in my heart you sang Love […]