Yesterday, the barrier; to-morrow — what? [13 February 1913]

[Editor: This article was published in The Worker (Wagga, NSW), 13 February 1913, as part of “Our Women’s Page” (“conducted by Mary Gilmore”).] Yesterday, the barrier; to-morrow — what? I. Sitting in the Kiosk in Hyde Park the other day and idly watching the pigeons as they flew up and down to the fountain near […]

Old Bar Telephone [poem, 22 April 1913]

[Editor: This poem was published in The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW), 22 April 1913.] Old Bar Telephone. “A splendid thing,” the captain cries, “Now I can ring up for supplies — And if there’s half a chance of wreck The Taree Corps shall […]

Big recruiting meeting: Speeches by Messrs Waddell and Hickey, Ms.L.A.: An enthusiastic reception [7 August 1915]

[Editor: This article was published in the Cowra Free Press, 7 August 1915 (during the First World War).] Big recruiting meeting. Speeches by Messrs Waddell and Hickey, Ms.L.A. An enthusiastic reception The Centennial Hall was crowded to the doors on Thursday evening when Messrs Waddell and Mickey, Ms.L.A., delivered vigorous and moderate addresses under the […]

The West Australia question [NSW Parliament, 8 August 1889]

[Editor: This record of proceedings in the Legislative Assembly (NSW) of 7 August 1889 was published in The Australian Star (Sydney), 8 August 1889. It includes a report of George Dibbs’ “I have a dream” speech.] The West Australia question. Sir HENRY PARKES said that, in reply to Mr. Traill on the previous day, he […]

Emigration from England [2 September 1852]

[Editor: This article was published in The Adelaide Morning Chronicle, 2 September 1852.] Emigration from England. The ample confirmation of the golden news from Australia, which every successive vessel takes to Britain, has at length aroused and arrested the attention of all classes in the mother country. Naturally enough, the first result is the production […]