Our Debt of Honour [poem by L. E. Homfray, 11 March 1921]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in the Darling Downs Gazette, 11 March 1921.] Our Debt of Honour. They died to guard our honour, They died that we might live, And we, in very honour, Our humble homage give. They left their home and country, And all that men hold dear, To […]

To His Memory [poem by L. E. Homfray, 24 May 1911]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Bathurst Times, 24 May 1911.] Late Bishop of Bathurst. To His Memory. Miss L. E. Homfray forwards the following composition in memory of the late Bishop of Bathurst:— Sleeping so peacefully, resting so calmly Sorrow is vanquished and labour is o’er. His true reward […]

Who named Australia? [letter to the editor, 14 June 1905]

[Editor: This letter to the editor was published in the The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 June 1905. The writer contends that Pedro Fernandez de Quiros (whose surname was also spelt “Queiros”) named Australia, however, it was the New Hebrides that he named “Austrialia del Espiritu Santo”; Quiros never even saw Australia, and therefore took no […]

To-morrow Morn [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in The Earthen Floor (1902).] XVII. To-morrow Morn. To-night, to-night with tear-wet eyes, I saw her dear, dead face uprise; I watched her loving lips, long cold, To life’s red bloom once more unfold; I watched the frosted, silver spray Of moonbeams on her bosom play, […]

To Mary [poem by Charles Harpur]

[Editor: This poem by Charles Harpur was published in The Bushrangers; A Play in Five Acts, and Other Poems (1853).] To Mary. Where Beauty is smiling With Love undenied, Where Gladness is flowing From Pleasure’s hill-side, Whatever of charming I elsewhere may see, I can turn from it, Mary, To think upon thee. When winds […]