The Coming Crawl [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 5 May 1901]

[Editor: A poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, regarding the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York to Australia in 1901. Published in The West Australian Sunday Times, 5 May 1901. A different version of the same poem, entitled “In the Event”, was written with reference to Kalgoorlie (WA).] The Coming Crawl. By Dryblower. “In the […]

“In the Event” [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 5 May 1901]

[Editor: A poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, regarding the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York to Australia in 1901. Published in The Sun (Kalgoorlie, WA), 5 May 1901. A different version of the same poem, entitled “The Coming Crawl”, was written with reference to Fremantle and Perth (WA).] “In the Event.” (By Dryblower.) “In […]

A Fossicker’s Yarn [poem by Dryblower, 17 March 1894]

[Editor: This poem by “Dryblower” Murphy was published in “The Wild Cat Column” in The Bulletin (Sydney, NSW), 17 March 1894.] A Fossicker’s Yarn. (For The Bulletin.) No, it’s not the price of water nor the scarcity of grub That the fossicker discusses of an evening at the pub., Or underneath “the Salmons” where on […]

The Warriors’ Sons Who Walked [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 28 April 1929]

[Editor: This poem about the sons of soldiers walking in an Anzac Day parade, written by “Dryblower” Murphy, was published in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 28 April 1929.] The Warriors’ Sons Who Walked By Dryblower. Over two hundred boys, sons of soldiers who fell in the Great War, marched last week at the head […]

His Inheritance [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 28 April 1901]

[Editor: This poem by “Dryblower” Murphy was published in The West Australian Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 28 April 1901.] His Inheritance. “After the departure of such an able man as Sir John Forrest, any Premier would find great difficulty in administering satisfactorily the affairs of the State.” — Daily Paper. Throssell Soliloquising:— The Bunbury knight […]