To the Jam from the Land of the Southern Cross [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 26 May 1901]

[Editor: An untitled poem printed in “Dryblower” Murphy’s “Verse and Worse” column. Published in The West Australian Sunday Times, 26 May 1901.]

[To the Jam from the Land of the Southern Cross]

S. Africa cable:— “London, May 22. — “The War Office has purchased 1,678 tons of Australian jam for South Africa.”

To the jam from the land of the Southern Cross
A tribute of praise is paid;
But the Crown has a further compliment,
For the King his only son has sent
To return the “marmalade.”



Source:
The West Australian Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 26 May 1901, p. 4

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