Hymn for Airmen [poem by L. E. Homfray, 31 July 1940]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales, 31 July 1940.] Hymn for Airmen. Tune: Old Hundredth. Oh! Thou Who holdest in Thy hands Each wonder of the starry heights, Look down in mercy, and defend Our airmen […]

No Foe Shall Gather Our Harvest [poem by Mary Gilmore, 29 June 1940]

[Editor: A poem by Mary Gilmore, written during the Second World War. Published in The Australian Women’s Weekly, 29 June 1940.] No foe shall gather our harvest Sons of the mountains of Scotland, Clansmen from correi and kyle, Bred of the moors of England, Children of Erin’s green isle, We stand four-square to the tempest, […]

Review and Resolve [poem, 9 April 1940]

[Editor: A poem by R.J. Cassidy. Published in The Worker (Brisbane), 9 April 1940.] Review and Resolve Labor Journalist Wins Jubilee Poem Competition In New South Wales, where Labor is celebrating its Golden Jubilee, it was decided to hold a Jubilee Labor Poem Competition. The judges have awarded the prize to Mr. R. J. Cassidy, […]