The sacrifice of Sendem [short story by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a short story from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] The sacrifice of Sendem Now Sendem was a dog. Just a dog, a town stray, which had become very much at home at Wattle Flat. Sendem came unexpectedly, but his arrival in the township was heralded […]

Your Photo While You Wait [poem by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a poem from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] Your Photo While You Wait Ay! Mister, just a minute, please, Your photo while you wait. Keep the lady by your side While I fix the plate. Put your hat back from your eyes, Give your face […]

When the pavilion opens [short story by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a short story from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] When the pavilion opens The “big” day was bright and warm, and the crowd had congregated early at Wattle Flat Show, with a hope of doing the pavilion before the serious business took place in the […]

Explaining the points [short story by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a short story from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] Explaining the points It was the day following the Wattle Flat Exhibition. Wattle Flat had not yet got back to normal conditions, in fact, Wattle Flat was still talking and drinking Show. The heart-burnings created by […]

When the big drum beats [short story by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a short story from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] When the big drum beats “Hi! Hi! Hi!” “Come over here — Come over, here.” The big drum beats, the crowd gathers and the show begins. A feature prominent in the making of success in respect […]