Comrades in arms [26 October 1921]

[Editor: An article about comradeship between soldier settlers (after the First World War). Published in The Gloucester Advocate (Gloucester, NSW), 26 October 1921.] Comrades in arms. An interesting instance of the spirit and comradeship among the soldier settlers on the Murrumbidgee irrigation area comes from Yenda. A young settler, having passed his three months’ probation, […]

Our Mayor [poem, 1 January 1921]

[Editor: This poem was published in the “Sun Rays of the Week” column, in The Newcastle Sun (Newcastle, NSW), 1 January 1921.] Our Mayor Here’s to the Mayor, with his wisdom and power, Known to most of his people as Robert Kilgour; Though some of the clan who his genius adore, Prefer to address him […]

1921 [poem, 1 January 1921]

[Editor: This poem was published in the “Sun Rays of the Week” column, in The Newcastle Sun (Newcastle, NSW), 1 January 1921.] 1921 We turn another leaf today, Page 1921; What will be written, who can say, In 1921? For many changes there will be In home and town, in you and me, We hope […]

Happy New Year! [poem, 1 January 1921]

[Editor: This poem was published in Smith’s Weekly (Sydney, NSW), 1 January 1921.] Happy New Year! Here’s to the New Year, solvent and gay, Kicking his heels in the new-mown hay! Here’s to the pessimist down the field Who reckoned the rain would spoil the yield! Here’s to the Old Year over the hill Who […]

Echoes of the Christmas Bells [poem by L. E. Homfray, 23 December 1921]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Robertson Advocate, 23 December 1921.] Echoes of the Christmas Bells. Once again the bells are ringing, Pealing out with joyful voice, Telling us of peace and gladness, Bidding every heart rejoice. Yet, we listen to their message Through a tender mist of tears, As […]