“Australian Ideals”: Lecture by Rev. Father G. E. Herlihy [25 August 1921]

[Editor: An article regarding the Rev. Herlihy’s encouragement of Australian nationalism. Published in Freeman’s Journal, 25 August 1921.] “Australian Ideals.” Lecture by Rev. Father G. E. Herlihy. Under the auspices of the N.S.W. Debating Union, an interesting lecture on “Australian Ideals” was given by the Rev. Father G. E. Herlihy in the St. Patrick’s Hall, […]

The Profiteers [poem by “Kookaburra”, 12 August 1921]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate, 12 August 1921.] The Profiteers. Oh, can you tell me mother, dear, Why is the world so sad and drear? Why when we read our daily page, Why does it storm and vent its rage? But this […]

Delusion [poem by “Kookaburra”, 27 May 1921]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate, 27 May 1921.] Delusion. They told us in the days of old That we must more produce, And when the produce had been sold Our debt we could reduce. But we can’t sell fat, And we can’t […]

[We’ve Respect for the Weak and the “Widdered”] [poem, 23 January 1921]

[Editor: A poem included in “Dryblower” Murphy’s “Verse and Worse” column. Published in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 23 January 1921.] [We’ve Respect for the Weak and the “Widdered”] The Melbourne Trades Hall officials last Thursday considered that the “stewards’ strike was drawing to a close.” We’ve respect for the weak and the “widdered,” And […]

“Goan’ ’Ave a Phenyle!” [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 23 January 1921]

[Editor: A poem by “Dryblower” Murphy. Published in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 23 January 1921.] “Goan’ ’Ave a Phenyle!” All countries have their courtesies, Verboseness and vernaculars, As varied as the plants and trees Upon this mundane orb or Mars. All nations have their languages, Their synonyms of speech and such, Their classics and […]