Lock the Lachlan [poem by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a poem from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] Lock the Lachlan Billo Jones once said to me, “Now wouldn’t it be grand If they’d only lock the Lachlan and irrigate the land. They have the soil and climate, and the water fresh and free, Yet […]

The bigness of Larry Logan [short story by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a short story from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] The bigness of Larry Logan How Larry Logan came to be dubbed “Lucky Larry” is not known to many, but, maybe, there are some, in scattered spots, who know the story. When I met him first […]

Pinched wheat [short story by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a short story from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] Pinched wheat Ikey Isaacs and his brother Abey saw wonderful possibilities in the Poultry Industry, and thus it was that on their adjoining properties were well-regulated fowl-runs. Of course, even in the suburbs, the man who […]

The Thing that Keeps the Bailiff Out [poem by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a poem from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] The Thing that Keeps the Bailiff Out There’s lots of things we could do without, If we only knew the way. We could do without the angry frown, And the bitter things we say. We could do […]

Interviewing His Excellency [short story by Jack Moses]

[Editor: This is a short story from Beyond the City Gates: Australian Story & Verse (1923) by Jack Moses.] Interviewing His Excellency In all my long and happy association with the Wattle Flat Annual Exhibition, it has never been my good fortune to fraternise at the cattle pens with a representative of Royalty. I have […]