Not disheartened [letter from Norman L. Beurle, 23 October 1920]

[Editor: This letter from Norman L. Beurle was published in The Argus (Melbourne), 23 October 1920. The Rev. Beurle was a campaigner in the temperance movement; this letter was written regarding the “local option” referenda held in Victoria on 21 October 1920.] Not disheartened. To the Editor of the Argus. Sir, — I write with […]

The great Mendax transmitter [short story by Erle Cox, 27 March 1920]

[Editor: This short story by Erle Cox was published in The Australasian (27 March 1920).] The great Mendax transmitter. By Erle Cox. He lives a retired, misanthropic life, in spite of his big income. Partly, I think, because he is without exception the vilest-mannered man in the Commonwealth, and partly because of his undisguised contempt […]

The Christmas Vision [poem by L. E. Homfray, 17 December 1920]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray, about the birth of Jesus Christ, was published in The Robertson Advocate, 17 December 1920.] The Christmas Vision. Long we searched through every palace, Where the royal princes dwell, Seeking for the King of Heaven, He of whom the angels tell. Where the great, and high and learned, […]

Anzac Day [poem by L. E. Homfray, 23 April 1920]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Southern Mail, 23 April 1920.] Anzac Day. They died to guard our honour — They died that we might live, And we, in very honour, Ungrudgingly must give. They left their home and country And all that men hold dear, To face for us […]

The Pulpit: Holy Land of Australia [13 December 1920]

[Editor: A report on a patriotic sermon by the Rev. Thomas Elias Ruth. Published in The Argus, 13 December 1920.] The Pulpit. Holy Land of Australia. Crowded congregations welcomed the Rev. T. E. Ruth back to his pulpit at Collins street Baptist Church yesterday. The morning subject was “The Holy Land of Australia,” and the […]