First Victory Loan [poem by Beulah Gravestocks, 1944]

[Editor: This poem by Beulah Gravestocks was published in The Laura Standard and Crystal Brook Courier, 14 April 1944. It was written during the Second World War, regarding the First Victory Loan (a government scheme to raise money for the war effort).] First Victory Loan. (By Beulah Gravestocks, Gladstone). We have a land, a lovely […]

Australia For Ever Free, 1944 [poem by Beryl Alchin, 1944]

[Editor: This poem by Beryl Alchin (13 years old), was published in The Laura Standard and Crystal Brook Courier, 14 April 1944. It was written during the Second World War, regarding the First Victory Loan (a government scheme to raise money for the war effort).] Australia For Ever Free, 1944. Haste to Victory let it […]

Little Son [poem by “Southern Cross”]

[Editor: This poem by “Southern Cross” was published in A Child’s Smile (1944).] Little Son One day you’ll be a grown man, little son, Although your journey’s just begun; A long way yet to go, But we would have you know We wish you best of luck, little son. It won’t be easy going, little […]

Babies’ Trust [poem by “Southern Cross”]

[Editor: This poem by “Southern Cross” was published in A Child’s Smile (1944).] Babies’ Trust Take children’s happy laughter and the tap of pattering feet, The clutch of little fingers — babies’ trust you find so sweet; Add the beauty of the sunrise and the fragrance of the rose, The song of care-free wild birds, […]

Flowers [poem by “Southern Cross”]

[Editor: This poem by “Southern Cross” was published in A Child’s Smile (1944).] Flowers The flowers in my garden Are like children at their play, Dancing in the sunshine And so very bright and gay. Their eager buds give promise Of fulfilment yet to be, And full-bloom adds the beauty Of their sweet maturity. So, […]