[Editor: This is the preface to Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, 1901. The preface was written by Charlotte Russell, sister of Philip Durham Lorimer.]
This little volume has been printed for circulation among my brother Philip Lorimer’s surviving relatives and old associates, who have expressed a desire to possess a memento of him.
The Songs and Verses have been selected from a mass of manuscript and printed cuttings mostly preserved by himself, and I have to thank Mr. E. A. Petherick for the interesting biographical sketch which he has compiled from private letters, newspaper paragraphs, and the recollections of Philip’s friends.
London, July, 1901.
E. A. Petherick (editor). Songs and Verses by Philip Durham Lorimer: An Australian Bush Poet, William Clowes and Sons, London, 1901, page v