Australia [poem, 29 May 1947]

[Editor: A child’s patriotic poem. Published in The Western Mail, 29 May 1947.] Australia. Australia how I love you, With your sunny plains. Oh, how I love your rugged hills Your great wide fields of grain. Your animal and bird life, Your flowers of every hue, Your lovely golden sunshine, Your trees and bushes too. […]

Australia Felix [poem, 8 October 1926]

[Editor: A patriotic poem by Daisy Farrell. Published in The Frankston and Somerville Standard, 8 October 1926.] Australia Felix Australia! My country, my heart fills with rapture, At thought of thy beauty in sunshine or rain. Ah! How can my pen all thy sweet aspects capture, And in a word picture thy glories explain? Thou […]

Teach ’Em To Shoot [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 1926]

[Editor: This poem by “Dryblower” Murphy was published in Dryblower’s Verses (1926).] Teach ’Em To Shoot. When you’ve done with your frivol and fooling, Your parlor diversions and games; When your stripling has come from his schooling, Swell-headed with figures and names. Before he’s enrolled ’neath the banner Of calling, profession or trade, Before he’s […]

Fighting in France [poem by “Dryblower” Murphy, 1926]

[Editor: This poem by “Dryblower” Murphy was published in Dryblower’s Verses (1926).] Fighting in France. Perth daily paper ad.:— “Will some kind person adopt a motherless baby girl? Father killed in France?” Are you list’ning, O, Heavyheart, childless and lone? Are you reading this message aright? Is your soul of souls touched by its pitiful […]

Australia Federata [poem by James Lister Cuthbertson, 10 August 1889]

[Editor: A poem by James Lister Cuthbertson. Published in The Australasian, 10 August 1889.] Australia Federata. Dedicated to Brunton Stephens. Australia — land of lonely lake And serpent-haunted fen, Load of the torrent and the fire Of forest-sundered men — Thou art not yet as thou shalt be When the false invaders come, In the […]