The Penalty [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 26 May 1901]

[Editor: A poem by “Dryblower” Murphy. Published in The West Australian Sunday Times, 26 May 1901.] The Penalty. By Dryblower. There are mothers and sisters weeping low in cottage and stately hall, The widow’s piteous sobs are heard for the dead on the lonely vaal; And still the vulture wings and wheels with an ever […]

’Twixt Briton and Boer [poem by Marie E. J. Pitt]

[Editor: This poem by Marie E. J. Pitt was published in The Horses of the Hills and Other Verses (1911).] ’Twixt Briton and Boer. They made a war upon the land — In Freedom’s name, they said — To overthrow the rebel band With Kruger at its head. They made a war upon the land […]

Lively Australians [2 May 1901]

[Editor: An article about a group of off-duty Australian troops attacking a South African newspaper during the Boer War. Published in The Wagga Wagga Advertiser, 2 May 1901.] Lively Australians The “Cape Times” gives the following account of the wrecking of the office of the “South African News,” reported by cable on Saturday. A body […]

Song for the Departure of the Troops, 1901 [poem by Agnes L. Storrie]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes L. Storrie was published in Poems, 1909.] Song for the Departure of the Troops, 1901. March, march, march, to the call of bugle and fife, Kiss, kiss, kiss, your sweetheart or your wife, Look, look, look at your friends as you pass them by. And lift your face To the […]

Eland’s River [poem by George Essex Evans, 3 August 1901]

[Editor: A poem by George Essex Evans about the Battle of Eland’s River (South Africa) in August 1900. Published in The Argus, 3 August 1901.] Eland’s River. 4th to 16th August, 1900. This engagement has been described by English officers as the most gallant fight of the whole war, and has been specially recommended by […]