Island sunset [poem, 30 August 1952]

[Editor: A poem published in the “Children’s Corner” section of the The Daily Mercury, 30 August 1952.] Island sunset At the dawning see the sun rise, In the evening watch it sink, When the clouds are tipped with golden, And some are lined with orange-pink. As we watch that ball of fire, Sink beneath the […]

“Around the Boree Log”: Death of author [31 December 1952]

[Editor: A brief obituary of Patrick Hartigan, who wrote under the name of “John O’Brien”. Published in the Charleville Times, 31 December 1952.] “Around the Boree Log” Death of author Monsignor Patrick Hartigan, author of an Australian bestseller, “Around the Boree Log,” died last Friday night. Monsignor Hartigan, 75, died in Lewisham Hospital after a […]