Sydney Harbour (New Year’s Eve, 1897) [poem by Mary E. Richmond, 1903 (1897)]

[Editor: Mary E. Richmond was a New Zealander who visited Australia in 1897, and wrote several poems about the places she visited, later published in her book Poems (1903).] Sydney Harbour (New Year’s Eve, 1897) The jewelled city glitters through the night, The jewelled boats glide softly through the gloom ; On either hand dark […]

Leura [poem by Mary E. Richmond, 1903]

[Editor: Mary E. Richmond was a New Zealander who visited Australia in 1897, and wrote several poems about the places she visited, later published in her book Poems (1903).] Leura (Blue Mountains.) Dark cleft of Leura ! how the sunlight gleams Athwart thy dim tree trunks, and clinging ferns ; Fiercely above, the sun of […]

Kiama, N.S.W. [poem by Mary E. Richmond, 1903 (1897)]

[Editor: Mary E. Richmond was a New Zealander who visited Australia in 1897, and wrote several poems about the places she visited, later published in her book Poems (1903).] Kiama, N.S.W. Kiama on the undulating hills Beside the changeful sunlit southern seas, Thou happy spot where hardy Liberty’s Contented children dwell ; mild pleasure fills […]

Katoomba [poem by Mary E. Richmond, 1903]

[Editor: Mary E. Richmond was a New Zealander who visited Australia in 1897, and wrote several poems about the places she visited, later published in her book Poems (1903).] Katoomba (A gorge in the Blue Mountains, N.S.W.) O strange Katoomba ! did the savage creep, Who saw thee first, up some dark waterway, Under dense […]

Chatswood, N.S.W. [poem by Mary E. Richmond, 1903]

[Editor: Mary E. Richmond was a New Zealander who visited Australia in 1897, and wrote several poems about the places she visited, later published in her book Poems (1903).] Chatswood, N.S.W. Chatswood, thy pleasant name is like a spell To drive away a cloud of city cares, Cooling the weary soul with country airs. Thrice […]