A Fossicker’s Yarn [poem by Dryblower, 17 March 1894]

[Editor: This poem by “Dryblower” Murphy was published in “The Wild Cat Column” in The Bulletin (Sydney, NSW), 17 March 1894.] A Fossicker’s Yarn. (For The Bulletin.) No, it’s not the price of water nor the scarcity of grub That the fossicker discusses of an evening at the pub., Or underneath “the Salmons” where on […]

One Australian Girl [The Bulletin, 1 October 1903, re. Mary Gilmore]

[Editor: This article about Mary Gilmore was published in The Bulletin (Sydney, NSW), 1 October 1903. The first part is a review of Mary Gilmore’s poetry; the second part is about her life, written by Mary Gilmore (aside from the introductory paragraph), especially regarding her time spent in South America.] One Australian Girl. Mary Gilmore’s […]

P. R. Stephensen [obituary, 5 June 1965]

[Editor: This obituary of P. R. Stephensen was published in the “National Notebook” section of The Bulletin, 5 June 1965.] P. R. Stephensen P. R. (“Inky”) Stephensen — who collapsed and died last Friday after a speech at the Savage Club, Sydney — has earned a lasting place in Australian letters. Few will ever be […]

The Explorer’s Grave [poem by J. Sheridan Moore, A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills, 1862]

[Editor: This poem by J. Sheridan Moore, about the Burke and Wills expedition, was published in A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills (broadsheet), 1862.] The Explorer’s Grave. By J. Sheridan Moore. “While rolling rivers into seas shall run, “And round the space of heaven the radiant sun; “While trees the mountain-tops with […]

Chronology of the expedition [A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills, 1862]

[Editor: This article about the Burke and Wills expedition, was published in A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills (broadsheet), 1862.] Chronology of the expedition. 1860 August 20. — The Expedition started from Melbourne. December 16. — Burke, Wills, King, and Gray, (the advance party of the Expedition) left the Depôt at Cooper’s […]