Keep Australia White! [song by P. F. Collins, circa 1901-1918]

[Editor: A song by P. F. Collins. Published as a single-sided song sheet, ca. 1901-1918.] Australia’s song Keep Australia White! You sons of young Australia, Come listen to my song, I’ll tell you a little story That won’t detain you long: We’ve had good statesmen in the past, — I think of them to-night, — […]

Justices and Old Bailey [song, circa 1780-1812]

[Editor: A broadsheet song about the transportation of convicts to Australia. Published by J. Evans of London, between 1780 and 1812.] Justices and Old Bailey. Evans, Printer, Long lane, London Here’s adieu to your judges and juries, Justices and Old Bailey also; Seven years they’ve transported my true love, Seven years he’s transported, you know. […]

Clancy’s Reply [poem by Thomas Gerald Clancy, 1897]

[Editor: A poem by “Clancy” (Thomas Gerald Clancy), written as a reply to Banjo Paterson’s poem, “Clancy of the Overflow”.] Clancy’s Reply ’Neath the star-spangled dome Of my Austral home, When watching by the camp fire’s ruddy glow, Oft in the flickering blaze Is presented to my gaze The sun-drenched kindly faces Of the men […]

Love in a Cottage [poem by Daniel Deniehy, 1909 (first published 1847)]

[Editor: A poem by Daniel Deniehy.] Love in a Cottage A cottage small be mine, with porch Enwreathed with ivy green, And brightsome flowers with dew-filled bells, ’Mid brown old wattles seen. And one to wait at shut of eve, With eyes as fountain clear. And braided hair, and simple dress, My homeward step to […]

Ned Kelly was a Gentleman [poem, 1940s]

[Editor: A poem regarding Ned Kelly. Believed to have been written during the Second World War, when Australia was at war with the Japanese (1941-1945); possibly composed around the time of the battle of Milne Bay (August-September 1942).] Ned Kelly was a Gentleman Ned Kelly was a gentleman Many hardships did he endure. He battled […]