The Great Sacrifice [in ‘Somewhere in France’ by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This religious wartime illustration was published in ‘Somewhere in France’ (1917).] The Great Sacrifice Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends Source: L. E. Homfray, ‘Somewhere in France’, Sydney: D. S. Ford, [1917?]

The Pearl of Torres [by Louis Esson, 18 July 1918]

[Editor: A short story by Louis Esson. Published in Adventure (New York), 18 July 1918.] The Pearl of Torres by Louis Esson When Ted Jarrett, of New York City, drifted into the picturesque pearling village by Torres Straits, the monotony of life had just been relieved by a little shooting affair. The chief actor was […]

In Memoriam: The Late Peter Lalor [poem, 14 February 1889]

[Editor: A poem about Peter Lalor, who died on 9 February 1889. Published in Melbourne Punch, 14 February 1889.] In Memoriam. The Late Peter Lalor. One more of the old race has gone The grand old race of pioneers, That, in these later, narrower years, Uptower like trees of Lebanon. On freedom’s side he took […]

Sir Henry Parkes [article in The Strand, 1892]

[Editor: This article on Sir Henry Parkes was published in the “Portraits of Celebrities” section of The Strand Magazine, 1892.] Sir Henry Parkes. Born 1815. Sir Henry Parkes, Prime Minister of New South Wales, was the son of a Warwickshire farmer, and was born at Stoneleigh. At twenty-four he emigrated to Australia, and for some […]

Chapter 85 [The Eureka Stockade, by Raffaello Carboni, 1855]

[Editor: This is a chapter from The Eureka Stockade by Raffaello Carboni. A glossary has been provided to explain various words and phrases that may be unfamiliar to modern readers.] LXXXV. Sunt miserie in vita hominus, viro probo dolosis circumdari! Nulla miseria pejor. My Trial proceeded, before the British Jury aforesaid. Vandemonians: {Henry Goodenough,} Spy-Major. […]