Interview with a returned Westralian: Interesting chat with Mr. E. G. Murphy [17 September 1899]

[Editor: An interview with “Dryblower” Murphy, published in The West Australian Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 17 September 1899.] Interview with a returned Westralian. Interesting chat with Mr. E. G. Murphy. About Westralians in London — London Stock Exchange tactics — Westralians at Klondyke — The De Rougemont exposure. The Great Arctic and Antarctic Explorers; meets […]

Alone and Bound [poem by Menie Parkes]

[Editor: This poem by Menie Parkes was published in Poems (1867).] Alone and Bound. The Christian army stands alone, A little scattered band; In earth’s fair palaces unknown, Uncounted in the land. Alone, with sweet and stealing sin Dogging each step they tread; Uneven roads, no sight within; And darknesss overhead! The world’s bright lamps […]

Fainting by the Way [poem by Henry Kendall]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall was published in Poems and Songs (1862).] Fainting by the Way Inscribed to my friend, J. Sheridan Moore, Esq. Swarthy wastelands, wide and woodless, glittering miles and miles away, Where the south wind seldom wanders and the winters will not stay ; Lurid wastelands, pent in silence, thick with […]

Chapter 3 [Conditional Culture, by Rex Ingamells, 1938]

[Editor: This is a chapter from Conditional Culture (1938) by Rex Ingamells.] III. Debunking nonsense. (1) The reason why Australian culture is not yet something unmistakably defined is that its individuality, its permeating essence, has been smothered with exoticisms, which, unless most carefully handled — and they have not been — are absolutely impossible of […]

Comet and the Mountain Kangaroo [poem by Rex Ingamells]

[Editor: This poem by Rex Ingamells was published in Gumtops (1935).] Comet and the Mountain Kangaroo The Mountain Kangaroo, In the night-time dim and cool, Comes down from the hills to the plain, To the lone rock pool. As tall is Comet, as strong, As the Mountain Kangaroo, And as secret on the hunt As […]