A Song of Youth [poem by L. E. Homfray, 20 July 1937]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 July 1937.] A Song of Youth. The world is ours, and our hearts are light, Join with us in a happy song. The spirit of youth is ours to-day, Merrily, merrily, march along. The golden moments go fleeting by, All […]

Dreams [poem by L. E. Homfray, 12 January 1937]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 January 1937.] Dreams. When dreams come true, my dearest — When heart meets heart again, Shall we forget the parting — Shall we forget the pain? Those days of dark estrangement, And nights of vain regret, In some far-distant country, […]

Beyond the River [poem, 25 November 1937]

Beyond the River. Dear, have we held these dawnings of the day That come so swift, And set ablaze the cheerless drooping skies And bid gloom lift, When frowning clouds smile gay with rose and gold Ana opal-glow — Their poignant beauty thrills me now to grief — You loved them so. And words that […]

“Rich Australianism”: Mr. W. R. Charlton’s praise [8 October 1937]

“Rich Australianism.” Mr. W. R. Charlton’s praise. The exhibition was opened by Mr. W. R. Charlton before a large gathering yesterday afternoon. He said that it was regrettable that Mrs. Hubert Fairfax, who was recovering from an illness, had been unable to perform the ceremony. Mr. Charlton said that he had always admired the art […]

Book Talk: Publicist for Australia [20 February 1937]

[Editor: This article is highly critical of P. R. Stephensen and The Publicist, saying that their promotion of their brand of Australianism is carried out in such an abusive and spiteful manner that it is difficult to take their advocacy seriously.] Book Talk Publicist for Australia (By “Pegasus.”) Touring the past four or five months […]