[Editor: This postcard, which incorporates a drawing of a tree with the words “Advance Australia”, along with a Southern Cross Shield and a poem, is from the early 20th Century. The postcard is undated.]
[Front of postcard]
A Token let this BLUE GUM be
That you, Old Friend, will STICK to me;
Should you, perchance, find things look BLUE,
By GUM, Old Friend, I’ll STICK to you.
[Description: A tree with the words “Advance Australia”, along with a Southern Cross Shield and a poem.]
[Reverse of postcard]
[Handwritten text, in italics]
Sent in the best Australian “Slangwidge”
Them’s my sentiments
B.B. London Series No A.58. Printed in Germany.
Dimensions (approximate): 89 mm. (width), 140 mm. (height).
The signature on this postcard is somewhat unclear; however, for lack of any further information, it has been transcribed as “Ev”.
This postcard is undated. It is estimated that it was printed in the early 20th Century, possibly around 1900-1914. As the postcard was printed in Germany, it can be reasonably assumed that it was printed prior to August 1914, as the British Empire and the German Empire were enemies during the First World War (August 1914 to November 1918).
slangwidge = slang; slang language (also spelt: slanguage)
[Editor: For ease of reading, punctuation has been inserted as deemed appropriate.]