How We Landed on Gallipoli Peninsula [poem, 13 July 1915]

[Editor: A poem from the First World War. Published in The Geraldton Guardian (Geraldton, WA), 13 July 1915.] How we landed on Gallipoli Peninsula. (By one of the Third Brigade.) Written at Gallipoli, May 28th, 1915. Do you hear what they say? We are getting away To make name and fame for Australia! And the […]

The Men of Australia [poem, 22 June 1915]

[Editor: A poem with a patriotic theme; written during the First World War. Published in the North-Eastern Advertiser (Scottsdale, Tas.), 22 June 1915.] The Men of Australia. The men from the counter and workshop, The men from the hill and the plain, The men from the far northern station Are gathered together again. They have […]

Land of Mine [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in Bush-land Ballads (1910).] Land of Mine The Deutscher sings his Rhineland; The Frenchman boasts a vine land; But South there lies a fine land, A Roses-Love-and-Wineland — Australia, land o’ mine. * * * Now have ye seen the green palms Along her Nor’ward strand? […]

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 […]