Humorosities of the week [22 March 1929]

[Editor: This article was published in The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld.), 22 September 1920.] Humorosities of the week. The official luncheon on St. Patrick’s Day did not pass without the perpetration of the customary “Irish Bull.” One speaker announced that there was no Irishman who was not proud of his birthplace, “even if he was not […]

The Warriors’ Sons Who Walked [by “Dryblower” Murphy, 28 April 1929]

[Editor: This poem about the sons of soldiers walking in an Anzac Day parade, written by “Dryblower” Murphy, was published in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 28 April 1929.] The Warriors’ Sons Who Walked By Dryblower. Over two hundred boys, sons of soldiers who fell in the Great War, marched last week at the head […]

A hundred years ago: Swan River Colony: The story of the annexation [1 January 1929]

[Editor: This article was published in The West Australian (1 January 1929).] A hundred years ago Swan River Colony. The story of the annexation. The events that culminated in the departure of an expedition from England, and the establishment of the Swan River Colony, were related by Dr. J. S. Battye, chairman of the State […]

What Would You Like? [poem by L. E. Homfray, 21 December 1929]

[Editor: This poem for children, by L. E. Homfray was published in The Farmer and Settler (Sydney, NSW), 21 December 1929.] What Would You Like? Last night when I was fast asleep Old Daddy Christmas came, He woke me up and said to me: “Now tell me what’s your name?” He had a great big […]

Our poets and our bush: Australian sentiment [15 June 1929]

[Editor: An article regarding the cultural relationship of the Australian-born with their land. Published in The West Australian, 15 June 1929.] Our poets and our bush. Australian sentiment. (By W.I.G.) The first poets of any degree of importance that Australia fostered came into the country on the currents of the gold-rush; and it is not […]